This past week was spent recovering from my chest cold (the one that keeps you up all night). The plus side – I think I got some major ab work from the coughing (I kid I kid). The negative side – zero running this week, I even got winded from walking! The highlight of the week was celebrating my birthday with my family and Cliff. Thank you for all your messages and texts 🙂
Monday 3/14 – Rest Day
Went to work and went home.
Tuesday 3/15 – Rest Day
Went to work and went home. Rescheduled dinner plans with my friends Jenn, Brett and Cliff.
Wednesday 3/16 – Rest Day
Went to work and went home.
Thursday 3/17 – Rest Day
Can you guess?
Friday 3/18 – 60 minutes barre
I had visions of running 3.3 miles (I bet you can guess my age) on my birthday. I had a route picked out (Hains Point) and was crossing my fingers that some of the cherry blossoms were blooming. Since I was still recovering, I nixed that plan and attended a (free) Barre3 class – it felt great to get a workout in.
I took off from work and spent the day running errands, doing laundry and all that jazz. I met Cliff for dinner after he got off from work. We had calamari to start – they mixed it with some asian chili sauce, which was really good.
Shared a steak, asparagus and mashed potatoes.
Ended the night with a yummy cheesecake! Thanks for a wonderful birthday dinner, Cliff!
Saturday 3/19 – 45 minutes cycling + 60 minutes reformer pilates
I wanted to get my legs moving so I signed up for a FlyWheel class. My plan was to take it nice and easy and not push it too hard. I followed my plan and was pleasantly surprised I ended the class with a total power of 236, my second highest score ever.
Double workout day! After Flywheel, I headed to Toolbox Pilates Art Studio for a Beginning Reformer Pilates Class. Part art studio, part Pilates studio the space is beautiful.
This was my first time taking a reformer class. I will probably write a post after I take a few more classes. I was a bit nervous, but was happy to see a familiar face. The instructor was Cathy, who I met at a Sweat Pink/Athleta event Mar organized last year.
Overall I enjoyed this class and I got some much needed stretching. I am signed up for another class next week.
Later in the morning we headed across the river to watch London Has Fallen – it was entertaining and I thought it was better than Olympus Has Fallen (not to be confused with White House Down). I also like AMC Courthouse – they have the comfy recliner chairs.
Sunday 3/20 – 60 minutes barre
Later in the morning, Cliff and I met my family for a birthday brunch in Bethesda (alliteration for the win). We ate at Redwood Restaurant and Bar and it was delicious. I’ve eaten dinner there a couple of times, but never for brunch.
I had their chicken and biscuits…mmmm. The biscuit was huge!
The remainder of the day was spent relaxing and watching Spy featuring Melissa McCarthy. It was funny! If you have HBO on Demand, it is on there now.
Weekly Total: 0 miles | 0 Runs
Year to Date: 176.76 miles | 35 Runs
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Have you ever tried Reformer Pilates?