Take me back to the WEEKEND: Crossfit, Farmers Market & Beer.

I feel like the older I get the faster my weekends go. I make a conscious effort during the week to find something I enjoy about each day because I don’t want to look back in 10 years and only remember wishing my weeks away waiting for the weekend. I LOVE my weekends, but the weekdays are special, too.

Saturday morning I woke up and met my friend AshLee at her crossfit gym for a team workout. This was my first official crossfit gym experience. We warmed up with a 400 meter jog and then some stretching. After that the coach explained the WOD to us. It went like this: 1000 meter run and then alternating rounds of 5 squat cleans, 5 push-ups and 40 double unders (I modified and did normal single jump ropes because I am too uncoordinated to do a double under, haha). We did that 20 times. TWENTY. After that we had to finish with 50 synchronized burpees over the barbell. The 50 burpees were KILLER. We were both dying at the end. What a FUN workout though! My entire body was so sore the next day. My shoulders ended up with some bruises. A good workout, right?

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The rest of Saturday was pretty low key and involved watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens, eating Chinese food and having some brewskies. One of my favorite kinds of Saturdays.

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Sunday morning I did not work out because I was too sore. We decided to walk to the farmers market a little later in the morning. It was SO COLD. We only lasted for a stroll down and back through the market before we ducked into a cute little burger shop for lunch.My burger was so good. It had caramelized onions and apples with a horseradish sauce. Mmmmm. Afterwards we headed to Kyle’s restaurant, The Kiss Cafe, to work on my beer list. Kiss Cafe has four large coolers full of canned and bottled beer from all over the United States. If you drink 100 beers in a year you are on their Ballard Drinking Team. I had two beers to go on Sunday! I finished and became a Ballard Drinking Team Member! If you like good beer you can imagine this is a fun challenge. I get a custom engraved glass with a quote of my choice. I decided on “Life is BREWtiful.” I am so excited to get my glass!

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That’s the weekend in a nutshell! Sometimes a nice low key weekend is just what the doctor ordered. Next weekend my little brother, mom and aunt are coming into town so we will be busy doing all sorts of fun tourist things.

Lastly, today is exactly ONE week until I can run again. Needless to say, I am counting down the days. πŸ™‚

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