1. Grass is finally in sight! It's muddy, but it's there. We had just piles of snow after good ol' Jonas came to visit and I know my pup is happy that he can visit the backyard a little easier.
|We've been having to stick to the roads lately, but sidewalks are finally clearing off!|
2. I added some weight this week in Body Pump! This was really exciting for me, but I've got to say a couple extra pounds makes a huge difference. I'm taking the class through June, and I can't wait to see how strong I can get!
3. Speaking of Body Pump, I have had this song stuck in my head for days. It's been our warm up for the past few weeks and then I heard it on the radio and haven't been able to get it out. What can I say, Body Pump is my type of party!
4. Yoga is hard. I know we've been over this, but man, my hamstrings are always sore the day after. Although my instructor isn't someone who I would consider to be super zen like, I appreciate that she really wants us to understand how to do the poses correctly. She takes the time to adjust us and wants us to understand where the effort and force should be coming from. I wouldn't say that I'm getting any more flexible, but the poses are starting to feel more fluid now as I move between them and I am definitely more confident than I was when I first started.
5. Mar is amazing (seriously, she keeps it real and is super encouraging!) and she is hosting an Instagram challenge. Every day until February 14 you post a picture of how you are practicing self care. You can read more about the challenge here. Valentine's is all about that love and we can't forget to show ourselves a little!
6. Still trying to figure out what's going on with my pup. We recently delivered a urine sample to our vet (yep, about as fun to collect as you're probably imagining) and it was once again inconclusive. He's been on his liver supplement for a couple of weeks now though, so we're retesting his blood soon to see if his levels have improved. Keep your fingers crossed for my little man! I'm hoping we will have some answers soon. (Just for the record, he is acting perfectly fine, but our vet was concerned when we got his yearly blood test results done. She recommended the yearly tests when he reached "senior" status so that we can stay on top of his health.)
|The picture of health!|
7. This weekend I have 6 miles on the calendar. I've had some great 5 milers the past couple of weeks, so even though I haven't been running a whole lot, I'm still excited to start getting into longer runs. I have it mapped out so that I will do a 6, 7, 8, 9, and hopefully two 10 mile long runs before Shamrock. I'm not going for a PR this time around (I just don't have the base built up), but there's no reason I shouldn't be able to have a strong race if I buckle down and get those long runs in.
8. This week has been full of fresh veggies! I got my first Hungry Harvest box and have been really enjoying it. My box included kale, potatoes, a tomato, apples, some tangerines, a couple of pears, beets (eh not sure how I feel about those!), and broccoli. I was surprised at how large the "mini harvest" option was and I feel good about the quality and quantity I received for the price I paid. (For all my fellow grad students--they have student discounts!) It's definitely worth looking into if you are looking for a fruit and veggie delivery service. I forgot to snap a picture of the box before I unpacked it, but here's a picture of the box so that you can get an idea of how much produce you're getting!
9. My sister got me a subscription to Foot Cardigan for Christmas and I just got February's sock of the month. How fun are these?
10. I finally got a new plant for my zebra planter. The mini poinsettia was a fun holiday plant, but we have moved on to the mini orchid. Here's hoping I can keep it alive!
Have a great rest of the week!