I did it again, folks. I made it to the gym at 5:00 a.m. and was greeted with a high-five when I walked in.
Okay that didn’t happen, but I was in good spirits nonetheless.
One of my favorite things about going to my gym on Thursday mornings is that the giant studio room that usually has a morning bootcamp class, is empty. Nothing is scheduled until 7:00 a.m., so I get free reign on it! To get myself good and ready, I started my workout with a brisk 20 minute warm-up run on the treadmill. Once that was done, I hopped off and headed to the studio. There I grabbed two 8 lb dumbbells, the foam roller and a boku ball. I didn’t really have a set game plan, so I figured I would just wing it.
First up, was the 15 minute ‘Leaner Legs’ session on my Nike Training Club app.
It’s my favorite of favoritist. I always end the workout with my leg feelin’ like jello. My second 15 minute session focused more on arms and abs.
Tone It Up Tummy Tucks
Tricep Kick Backs
Boku Ball Push Ups
All those were included in the mix.
Brian and I have decided to run the Spartan Sprint at Miller Park this fall. If you recall, Brian participated last year and killed the course. I’m pumped, but a little nervous that my upper body strength is not up to par. Sure, I can run 13 miles… but climb up a giant rope and lift heavy objects over my head… not so much.
I might pay for a couple personal training sessions so that I can be taught proper form and technique for lifting. Joining a Crossfit box would be awesome, but I ain’t got that kind of money right now!
After the gym I settled into my usual coffee – breakfast – work routine. Even though it was negative 10 degrees outside, I was really craving a good smoothie. I decided to stop by Protein Bar on my way to work and grab one of their ‘Sears Suckers’ protein smoothies full of delicious Greek Yogurt, Almond Milk, Whey Vanilla Protein, Rasberries and Bananas.
It was so yum.
They day flew by, A. because it was a payroll day and that takes up the majority of my time. B. It was my FRIDAY! and C. I was meeting two of my girlfriends for dinner after work and I was really looking forward to it.
Just down the street from me (literally), a new restaurant opened up called BIG and Littles. There is an original location down in they city that I have never really been to, so I was pumped with my girlfriend suggested that we check out the new spot.
BIG and Littles are known for many delicious items, but particularly for their fish tacos and fried po boys. There were sooooo many options to choose from so we all decided on a smorgasbord of items.
I opted for a grilled mahi mahi taco, a raw ahi tuna poke taco, cajun fries to share and a small garden salad.
Also, did I mention this place is BYOB? FABULOUS – cue the Modelo.
Everything was so fresh and delicious. The two tacos I got were both light and full of flavor, but my favorite was the raw ahi tuna poke taco. It was basically a sushi taco. The tuna was so perfectly fresh it just melted in my mouth.
We took our time eating and drinking the night away, but all agreed not to make it a late evening. This was a good thing, because I needed to pack!
Brian and I are off to Detroit to attend a wedding. Hopefully we don’t get stuck in any kind of snow storm.
Ta Ta for now!