Long time no chat… I took a little bit of an unexpected time off from blogging last week, for no reason other than I needed a little bit of a break. It was nice to relax at the end of each day without feeling the pressure to write something for the blog, especially since my days can be pretty boring… working at a desk full time and all that. I also did quite a bit of thinking and brainstorming about what I want this blog to be and hopefully I’ll be able to bring some of these ideas to fruition over the next few months! 🙂
For now though, here’s a glimpse of what I’ve been up to the past week!
Henri and I went on a date at Cheesecake Factory (to use up the last of our CHRISTMAS gift cards) and to see Guardians of the Galaxy. Such a good movie – if you’re thinking of seeing it you should definitely go!
Did some baking! Homemade Zucchini Bread right out of the oven with peanut butter (and a side of Law & Order: SVU)
And dessert pizza. This was soo goood. Basically spread Nutella on some pizza dough, top it with whatever toppings you want and bake until it’s all cooked and tasty!Spent some quality time snuggling with the pups…
… and made them do silly things like sit on Henri’s shoulders.
Found my favorite Italian candy in the world in a shop just one town over!
Drank the biggest iced coffee ever… and vowed never to get a venti again (#couldntsleep).
Got artistic during our mother-daughter-daughter-daughter date at The Paint Bar (locations in Newton and on Newbury Street in Boston). It was looking SO good right up until we had to add the cattails. Those things are HARD to paint!
And of course ate my fair share of ice cream, after all summer is almost over.
And as far as my training was last week… everything went GREAT! I increased my mileage to (very nearly) 50 miles and had two awesome workouts with NB Boston! Things are looking up! 😀
Training Summary – 8/10/2014
Monday – 7 miles easy @ 7:41 pace + 20 mins of strength
Tuesday – AM: 30 mins yoga/stretching PM: 10 mile workout with NB Boston (warm-up, 4x 1 minute hill, 2 minute hill on Heartbreak Hill, cool-down)
Wednesday – rest day/core work in the AM
Thursday – 8 miles @ 7:27 pace
Friday – 6.4 miles @ 7:39 pace
Saturday – 10 mile workout with NB Boston (warm-up, 5 mile tempo @ 6:18 pace, cool-down)
Sunday – 9 miles easy @ 7:49 pace
Total Mileage: 49.95 Average Weekly Pace: 7:33 Total 2014 miles: 1,624.49/3,000
What were some of the highlights of your week? Catch me up!
Have you ever done one of the painting night things? If so, what did you paint?