Here's a quick recap of last week (Dec. 10-16)
Got caught up at school, then went to Bodypump afterward. I usually run to the gym for Bodypump, but the weather was a bit threatening, so I drove! I come home to some delicious chili that Joe made, and he used ground turkey to do so. Ground turkey is so much more lean, and the chili was quite tasty, too!
I agreed to lead a workshop after school about encouraging students to complete their homework. I was incredibly nervous for this, but luckily it went very well! I had some chicken cooking in the crock pot, so Joe and I were eatin' good when I got home once again.
I went straight to the gym after school, and I ran 2 miles and did a strength training workout (these moves for the HBBC workout of the week, plus some bicep and hammer curls and another core exercise). My weights even matched my outfit:
|Blurry cell phone pic|
To be quite honest, I can't even remember what I did on Thursday. I think it was an evening spent on the couch, since I do recall watching some Grey's Anatomy.
After school on Friday, I took about 10 students to the Embry-Riddle basketball game as a part of the club I sponsor for under-privileged kids. Before the game, Steve Lochte, swimmer Ryan Lochte's dad, spoke to the group about achieving your dreams and hard work. Good message, and the kids really enjoyed asking him questions about Ryan, since he graduated from the high school they go to! We had a great time at the basketball game, and although it made for a really long day, I'm glad we went. I came home and Joe and I watched a movie and just relaxed. Great Friday!
I attempted to run a great trail nearby, but the sand didn't make for an easy go. After I got back, Joe and I got ready and went over to another couple's house to make pizza! We made barbeque chicken pizzas and had some delicious appetizers of salad and apples with marshmallow fluff. It was a great time with good friend and great food.
Church in the morning was just what I needed to get in the Christmas spirit! This being my first Christmas in Florida, I haven't been able to get in the mood for the holiday because it still feels like summer. But, after the service, I was reminded what this season is all about, and I didn't need it to be cold outside to feel the love! After getting ready for the school week, I attempted my 8-mile run. I made a route plan and told Joe to come find me if I wasn't back in an hour and 45 minutes.
|8.01 miles in 1:24:42! Average pace: 10:35|
Overall, a pretty good week! I need to make exercise more of a priority, but hopefully after the holiday busy-ness and traveling I can get more in to a schedule. I'm working on it.
I owe y'all a recap of THIS week, which I will take care of tomorrow or Saturday :) I'm traveling tomorrow, so it just might happen on Saturday. Have a great end of the week, and I'll see you in a little bit!