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The Weekend To Recover

Well, it’s been a while since I stopped by! Unfortunately, Jordan’s grandmother passed away last weekend so we were swept up in everything. We spent most of the week in Kansas to pay our respects. His grandmother was a great woman and was well loved by everyone. She welcomed me in as soon as she met me and always took care of Jordan like she was his own child. Mrs. Bonnie Jones will be missed.

Jordan and I arrived back to Houston Thursday night. As soon as we landed, I high tailed it to the gym to get some fresh air. Traveling makes me anxious and this was a rough time so I needed a bit of familiarity to ease my nerves.

Saturday

Summer is in full swing in Houston and it’s absolutely scorching hot! I made the mistake of sleeping in on Saturday before a run. The sun was already out before we went started our run. I ran while Jordan rode his bike. My legs were still a bit sore from traveling and the workouts I did on Thursday and Friday. If my legs weren’t exhausted, I really believe the run would have been enjoyable. I ran at a pace that felt comfortable and I was surprised to see the pace my watch showed!

After the run, Jordan and I went to get protein shakes. There’s a place in town that makes a banana and strawberry shake Jordan really loves. Now, whenever he suggests getting shakes, I’m all for it!

The rest of the day was spent staying indoors and trying to replenish our fluids since we were soaked in sweat after our run.

I received some fun stuff in the mail in the afternoon. This is my second Influenster box and I have more amazing makeup to review. I was also excited for a new tshirt from Unico Nutrition. I just love the simple but colorful design!

Sunday

It was nice to have a normal Sunday for once! Jordan and I enjoyed a nice breakfast and slow morning before church. It was nice to be home and back in our routine. We stopped by Ɯberrito for lunch on our way home. It was delicious!

The heat was bad as it had been all week and my poor plant was wilting. I watered it while Snowflake did her business. We have been keeping an eye on her too because of the heat and only let her out for small amount of time.

Also, does anyone know what kind of plant this is? My mom gave this to me but I have no clue what it is. I guess I’ll keep watering it until something blooms or grows, haha!

The rest of the day was spent doing our normal chores. Laundry and meal prep were a breeze and I actually look forward to eating well this week. Traveling definitely messed up my insides.

How was your weekend?

The Productive Weekend Of The Summer!

Well, as most of my friends have an awesome four day weekend, I’m sulking in the corner because I DON’T! We have Tuesday off but we have to work Monday. How silly. Anyways! I’m happy either way because our weekend was productive and we FINALLY checked off a bunch of stuff off our to-do list around the house.

I tried to run but was too sore. We settled for a quick walk!

Saturday

Throughout the week, I heard about this amazing place in town offering Cryotherapy. I know there’s plenty of businesses in Houston that offer this service but a friend visited this specific location and had an awesome experience. Plus, they offered compression therapy with the Normatec boots! I’ve seen professional runners swear by these and I was super excited to have found a place where you could walk in and get the therapy without needed to have a referral or go through a physical therapist.

Jordan walks a lot at work and he has been complaining of stiffness in his calves and shins so I dragged him along. We chose to do the Compression Therapy and the Cryotherapy! I’ll have a full post up on this on Wednesday but it was such a blast. I really like trying out new things with Jordan and even though he was nervous at first, he really enjoyed it. He wants to go back soon!

Jordan LOVED cryotherapy!

After our session at The Athletic Room, we drove down the road to try a juice and smoothie place. I had seen this place as it was being built and I was curious to try it. Jordan normally doesn’t go for places like this but he was willing to try a smoothie that was mostly fruit, haha! You have to have ninja skills to get him to eat his greens sometimes!

We made a quick pit stop on the way home at Lowe’s to pick up some materials for our yard work. Our backyard is looking better each time we work on it but it seems like it’s never ending. Well, especially when you have a certain way you want it to look! Since we got home around 1 in the afternoon after all our adventures, we decided to relax a bit and wait for the sun to go down before starting the yard work.

It took us about two hours to tackle the back yard. My husband mowed while I moved my mom’s plant into a new planter. I have no idea what it is but we think it’s a shrub of some sort. I literally cannot grow anything but tomatoes so I’m hoping this little stick lasts a while! My job was ripping the vines off our back fence. The previous owner just let it grow wild and the tree trimmers only took off so much. It was a combination of hacking and pulling but I got most of it off. Unfortunately, I found out that it’s coming from our neighbor’s yard so I can’t dose it with fire and burn it to the ground. Kidding! It was very frustrating to say the least!

Sunday

For some strange reason my phone reset itself overnight so my alarm did not go off when I needed it to. Jordan and I went for a quick walk around the park but I wasn’t feeling too hot. After breakfast, we stayed home and worked around the house. Jordan cleaned the closet out and his mancave. While I worked on my blog and my computer. It was nice to finally take some time to get some work done. I had been putting it off way too long.

Jordan and I went out for lunch. We stopped at Lowe’s yet again for some more supplies. We were taking advantage of all the sunlight we had. Especially since the rain lately has been spontaneous.

What’s a Sunday afternoon without a nap? Jordan was sweet enough to let me nap for a glorious two hours. I’ve been so tired lately and I don’t understand. I’ll have to keep an eye on it because being tired all the time isn’t fun, y’all!

The second session of yard work was for the front yard. We have a big magnolia tree up front so we try to make our yard look put together. We’re the only house in the neighborhood that does their own yard work so the pressure is on!

We finished the evening with pizza and movie time. It was busy but fun! I love weekends like this. I’m ready to enjoy myself this week. 

What are your plans for the week?