Weekend Recap {June 20-22)

Posted June 23, 2014 in weekend, healthy living, healthy eating, yoga, biking, Bicycle, food, eat

The weekend started with intentions of productivity - packing for my upcoming move, preparing for my 11-day trip to Georgia. But Saturday was the first day of summer, and it seemed wrong not to celebrate by being outdoors and soaking up the sun.

Friday, June 20

The BF was in town all day helping my dad paint our new house. When I got off work, we immediately jumped in my parent's pool. We floated and relaxed for a couple of hours, which was perfect because it was a hot and humid day.

After our pool time, we went to Flippin' Sweet, a local pizza restaurant, for dinner. This place has delicious, unique pizzas, but terrible customer service. But they relocated and I wanted to check out their new space. It was probably the hottest day of the summer so far, and they had no air conditioning! I had sweat dripping down my back. We ordered a half and half pizza. My side = tomatoes, chicken, red onion, arugula. His side = lots of meat. Good pizza, not so great customer service. Same as always.

We then packed our cars full of boxes and drove to Hastings to go to the BF's house.

Saturday, June 21

Happy First Day of Summer!

I woke up early Saturday morning and made an egg and veggie scramble with zucchini, yellow squash, onion, mushrooms and chipotle cheddar. 

The BF and I ate quickly, then headed out on our bikes to cheer on runners in a local 5K, half-marathon and marathon. We found the BF's dad, who was volunteering at the race. Then we made our way to the finish line as the 5K runners were finishing. 

A little later, I left the BF behind and road to Avani Yoga Studio for the 108 Sun Salutations event. Apparently, 108 is considered a sacred number in yoga. The average distance of the sun and the moon to the earth is 108 times their respective diameters. 108 is viewed as a number of the wholeness of existence. So it felt special to do 108 Sun Salutations on the Summer Solstice. Liz, an amazing yoga instructor and Avani owner (below left), broke up our salutations giving us a break after each set of 25. I had sweat pouring off of me, and by about 70 my arms were shaking. But it was an awesome experience! I'm still sore today.

After class, someone brought out a bottle of champagne and we celebrated our accomplishment with a cheers! So fun.

At home, I recovered with a smoothie - almond milk, blueberries, frozen strawberries, kale and protein powder.

Then the BF and I hopped on our road bikes and met up with Russanne for a long ride. We ended up riding nearly 17 miles! (I forgot my sporty Oakleys and had to wear my fab DVF sunnies for the ride).

After such an active morning and early afternoon, the BF and I ate some leftover pizza for lunch and relaxed for a bit.

Later in the evening, I made a delicious cocktail. Look for the recipe on July 3 along with more healthy Fourth of July cocktails!

The BF made a fancy dinner - swordfish and tuna kabobs, grilled veggies and brown rice. Very impressive! 

After dinner, we rode around on our bikes. We road downtown for drinks, then made our way home way too late and after a few too many cocktails.

Sunday, June 22

Sunday morning was a rough one. I was supposed to meet up with Russanne for Workout Club, but I woke up so sore from Saturday's workout adventures and with a slight headache from Saturday's downtown biking adventure. I cancelled on her and watched a Will & Grace marathon on LOGO while I ate my usual breakfast - oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, blueberries, honey, peanut butter and dried figs.

After noon, we decided to get outside and enjoy the sun. We road our bikes to the Hastings Aquacourt Water Park. We spent the afternoon lounging on the lazy river, swimming in the wave pool, going down slides and hanging out by the pool. Our friend Carmen, her son Eli and her BF Clark met us at the pool also.

It was a great afternoon. However, I was careful to slather myself with sunscreen but forgot one body part -  my shins. Yep, they are bright red and burning today. 

After the pool, we stopped by our friends Betsy and Tony's house to see their new baby! Jonah was born Tuesday last week. Total cutie!

The BF made dinner again Sunday night - chicken bratwursts, baked beans and salad with feta, dried cranberries and sunflower seeds. (I didn't have baked beans). It was delish!

We had one more stop before we ended the day - the BF's dad and step-mom's house to hear about their recent trip to Washington and California. It was great to catch up with them.

So we ended our weekend without an ounce of productivity, but a lot of fun. Really the perfect way to start the summer.

How did you celebrate the first day of summer?

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