The theme of this weekend was
boob sweat the arrival of summer weather. I love the heat. My dog? He’s over it.
The weekend according to Instagram XIII
- Friday (I’ve decided to start weekends a bit early and lead with Fridays) was Pen Pal Day! at the middle school where I volunteer. Highlights included a harp performance, breakfast with my seventh grade pal, and an outdoor sing-a-long.
- Saturday morning I awoke to find my little herb garden has come alive. As of last check, we have approximately 5 chive sprouts and 600 basil sprouts (the, um, seed packet sort of exploded when I was putting my little windowsill garden together). No sign of the parsley. Rather than watering with a coffee mug (who has a watering can in the city?), which in the past has led to accidental plant drownings, I did a tiny bit of research and have been gently misting the soil each evening with a spray bottle I found in the Target travel aisle for $1.29. Nothing by the best for the sprouts.
- I can’t remember the last time I ran outside (except for every, single morning when I sprint across the crosswalk to avoid getting hit by the MBTA bus…. no regard, I tell you!). I decided to skip the treadmill, lace up my Kinvaras and hit the road for a quick and hot run along the Harborwalk early Saturday. I love living right at the intersection of city and sea. Can’t beat those views.
- Did I mention it was hot this weekend? Sweating buckets.
- I joined Nick to sweat a few more buckets at CrossFit Southie on Sunday morning. As soon as we got back to the condo, we tuned into the Reebok CrossFit Games live feed. Another weekend, another round of incredible Regionals competitors. Between the day’s workout (which I loved) and watching the athletes compete, I took some time to think about what I’d like to accomplish this month. My goal for June is consistency. With work, travel and other good things happening, I felt like a bit of a flake this spring. I didn’t make it to the box as often as I would have liked, and found myself making excuses (namely: I am wiiiiiiped) when I could have been making progress. Even still, I am this much closer to an unassisted pull-up (hello, red band) and have been lifting more weight than ever. Just imagine what I could do if I, welp… showed up more. So that’s the plan: show up more.
- Sunday’s workout included bent-over barbell rows, ring rows, ring push-ups (I scaled down to hand release push-ups), double unders and wall climbs. Needless to say, I was feeling the burn. Literally.
- First swim of the year!
- I got to spend a little quality time with my niece on Saturday night while the grown-ups celebrated my sister-in-law’s birthday. My niece turns one this month, and gets cooler by the minute. It’s just amazing. I love seeing my brother and sister-in-law read to her, and knew this book would be the perfect addition to the baby’s growing collection. It’s called You are my I love you/Tu eres mi te queiro by Maryann Cushman. It is available in English only, too, but I love the bilingual version. Such a beautiful book.
- And this is how Clark feels about 91 degrees: complimented, but not interested.
Also On Tap for Today:
- Smart idea for vegetarian travel food
- Holy frizz…
- Checking off a few more Under Armour #whatsbeautiful challenges
What was the highlight of your weekend? Did you stay cool?