Hello my friends! I’m so glad you enjoyed reading about my Maine adventures with Cabot. It was such a wonderful trip – but it’s really nice to be home, too! On Sunday, instead of flying back to DC, I flew into Philadelphia to spend the day with my college BFFs Turner (whose real name is Laura… that’s just her nickname) and Kris. Kris is living in Paris for work and was home briefly for a visit. I’m so glad it worked out to see her!
I arrived in Philly around 11 a.m. and Turner got me from the airport; we then picked up Kris from the train station (her family lives in the Philly suburbs), and headed into the city for our first priority: brunch!
We went to a place named Cochon and I had the crab and veggie frittata, topped with roasted potatoes. It was delish!
After brunch, we spent the afternoon strolling around the city and catching up. It was a beautiful day for walking and so nice to be reunited.
After a few hours of walking and window shopping, we ended up at Lil’ Pop Shop for a snack.
How awesome do these flavors sound?! The pops are all hand-crafted and made with seasonal and local ingredients… no artificial ingredients whatsoever. Yay!
After much debate, I decided on the goat cheese and black raspberry pop. It blew my mind. I MUST recreate this at home – stay tuned.
We ended the day with happy hour and a BBQ at Turner and her husband Will’s place in the city.
Burgers, fresh corn, and string beans. Yum, yum! I <3 summer.
Turner is working in DC right now so we took the train back to DC early on Monday morning, and I spent the rest of the day catching up on work. Between getting caught back up on emails, blog stuff, and meeting with AnneTheRD clients, it’s been a busy week! I’m also giving a lunch & learn presentation tomorrow on easy weeknight meals via a local corporate wellness company, so that should be fun.
On Monday night, Matt arrived home from work around 7 and it was so beautiful out that we decided against an indoor CrossFit workout and instead headed outside to create our own adventure!
We ended up doing a really fun workout – we would sprint one block, then stop and do some sort of boot camp move. Each block, one of us would come up with the boot camp move on the fly, then we’d alternate. We ended up doing about 12 rounds – it was really fun!
Here are some of the moves we incorporated:
- Jumping star squats (squat, then jump up in the air and throw your hands and legs out to the side like a star)
- Dips (on the curb, as seen below)
- Push ups
- Side shuffles
- Handstand pushups (holding each other’s legs for assistance – I’m not so good at them!)
- Pull ups on a sturdy tree branch (again, with assistance for me)
And more! It was fun to get creative on the fly. We’re going to do this more often – it felt like play time but we ended up getting in a really good (and quick) workout!
Time to get back to work! I hope you’re all having a great week. On the running front, I got in a great 5 miler early yesterday morning with a new friend/blog reader (hi Kimi!), and I’m planning to get in my long run of the week tomorrow morning with my friend Kathleen. We have 13 miles on the docket. Wish us luck! As for today, yoga is on the agenda.
What great workouts have you gotten in so far this week?