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The Blogging Weekend

It’s been such a fun weekend filled with exploring around the city and meeting new people! Even with the crazy weather, we still had a blast!

Saturday

We started off the weekend with a run. This Texas weather is so bad even at 7am. It was a rough four miles but they got done! Jordan and I were soaked with sweat afterwards.

After some breakfast and relaxing on the couch, we decided to take some photos around town. Jordan had been keeping an eye on the weather since we were expecting rain. Even though it was the middle of the day and the light may not have been ideal, we didn’t want to get caught in the rain.

There is a building in East Downtown that used to be a concert venue. It has since been abandoned but the many graffiti artists of Houston have used it as a canvas for their art. There are so many different pieces all around the building. In fact, most of East Downtown, or EaDo as it is know to the locals, is covered with awesome murals and street art. I hope to explore more another weekend and see more of the cool murals.

Jordan and I were in the mood for some lunch so we decided to try a new place. We stopped at the iconic Ninfa’s on Navigation. This place is a huge part of Houston history and has been at this location for decades. Jordan and I shared some epic fajitas and of course I forgot to take a picture! While we were enjoying lunch, a crazy storm hit the area. The power went out in the restaurant and the parking lot was started to flood. Y’all, it was definitely an adventure getting back home! Even with the rain, we had a blast.

Once we got home, the crazy storms had passed and we relaxed on the couch. I remembered that our library has a MovieBox program pretty similar to RedBox. We are able to check out three movies for three days with our library card. We picked the new Power Rangers movie along with both John Wick movies. After the Power Rangers movie and some skinny bean dip for dinner, we called it a night!

Sunday

Jordan and I went on our morning walk and planned our day. Normally I would go with him to church but I was invited to a networking brunch event and I couldn’t say no to that!

I have been in contact with Aubray though social media. She is one of those girls that you find and you just connect with! She told me about this awesome group of ladies in Houston who were meeting up for brunch. I was a bit nervous since it was my first event like this but I honestly had a blast!

There is something about connecting with others who are passionate about the same things you are. Even though we are all in different stages of our blogging, it was really neat to hear everyone’s stories!

After brunch, I came home and my husband declared the day a lazy day. He handled the laundry while I was stuck on the couch since Snowflake sat on me. She has been really attached to me lately and has been sitting ON ME. It’s fine until my leg falls asleep or I start to sweat. Regardless, we finished our movies and had a sweat treat from Sonic when we took them back to the library.

Tomorrow is the official start to my half marathon training! Its a rest day but I will be focusing on eating better. I plan to reduce the amount of dairy I eat for the next few weeks and see what it does with my training. I’m excited to see how it will go!

Were your weekend plans affected by the rain?

Weekend with all the Soreness

My week had a whole bunch of ups and down but I did know one thing. I was so SORE this weekend. I was very thankful for some couch time and some foam rolling.

Saturday

I started the morning with a short run. Jordan’s bike had a flat so I ran at the park instead of the trails. I felt like the heat and humidity made me slower. My quads were still on fire since I had tough workouts this week. So you can imagine my surprise when I finished my two miles and saw that I averaged an 8:44 pace. That’s pretty speedy for me so I was glad I pushed through and kept going!

I learned about a free yoga event held by a local spin and yoga studio. It was a free Power Flow classes outdoors. I figured I would stop by so after my run, I ate a quick breakfast and was on my way!

It was so nice doing yoga outdoors since the sun wasn’t right above us. Of course the sweat was pouring but because it was warm, I was able to stretch and get deeper into some poses. The practice was so good and the teacher even encouraged binds and gave us time to practice. I was so proud of myself because I was able to bind while working keeping my balance! There’s some days where I have my yoga act together, haha!

The event also had a live DJ providing the music and I thought that was pretty neat! I love events like these because it’s a chance to explore the community and meet others in the Houston fitness community.

Much needed snack after yoga!

After yoga, I cleaned up and we were off to do our errands for the day! Like I mentioned before, Jordan’s bike had a flat so we took it back to Bike Barn to get it looked at. While Jordan was with the mechanics, I was looking at all the energy gels. I didn’t take a picture but there were so many flavors! We may have to come back just so I can stock up for my long runs.

I LOVED my salad from Überrito!

We stopped by the mall for a quick lunch and then we were on our way to get a mattress! Our bed was basically a hand me down and we’ve had it for years so it was time for a new one. It was definitely interesting trying to find a bed that firm enough for me and soft enough for him. Luckily we found one and they were able to get us delivery for Sunday! It was actually a pleasant experience. Jordan and I were joking around the whole time and there was a time where the salesman thought Jordan was actually asleep since he was splayed out on a mattress at one point!

Once we were all scheduled for the delivery, Jordan and I drove back home. We attempted to get Snowflake’s nails trimmed but it looks like she is due for her shots so we’d have to get her a vet appointment.

Yes, I know technically that’s not how you make a pizza.

I made a homemade pizza and we watched Fury to end the day. Honestly, I wasn’t a fan of it. The acting is okay but the story was underwhelming. Plus it’s rated R and we just don’t watch too many movies like that.

Sunday
This guy plopped by our car and refused to move.

I woke up so SORE. Yoga was lovely but it opened up another can of soreness. My husband was wide awake and ready for a walk in the park. I, however, was moving at the speed of molasses. We got there however and I walked!

Goose update! We believe she’s still nesting but her little head was hidden and we didn’t want to disturb her. The other goose won’t leave the area and peck at anyone who gets too close. I hope people leave her alone and she’s able to keep her baby warm.

Chocolate iced is my favorite kind of donut!

We had donuts for breakfast and headed home since we had to wait for our bed to be delivered. Unfortunately, the only time they had available meant we had to miss church but we stayed positive.

I got started on meal prep and laundry early since we were stuck waiting and we had everything done by 3pm! Once our bed arrived, we had Panera delivered and relaxed for a bit. We finally got off our butts and cleaned up a bit before we took our first nap on our bed. We both fell asleep within seconds and I could hardly wake Jordan up. It’s safe to say we got the right bed!

Overall, it was a lovely weekend and we did everything we needed to do! I’m excited for the week ahead since I’ll be seeing friends I haven’t seen in a while.

How was your weekend? Have you seen Fury? If so, what did you think of it?

The Weekend With Friends!

Oh what a weekend it was! The week went by sort of quickly since I had Tuesday off for the holiday. I was definitely confused every day though!

Saturday

My pre-gym coffee was definitely needed Saturday morning!
I hit up the gym for an extra workout this week since they were having an event called Muscles and Mimosas! My friend Alyssa was coming to try out my F3 Crosstraining for the first time and I was very excited. We met through Tone It Up so our love language is basically working out together!

This past week has been Active Recovery Week at the gym so I was glad Alyssa was visiting when the workout wasn’t too intense. I wanted her to come back! 

The Muscles and Mimosas Crew!
All smiles with Alyssa!

It was definitely nice to relax and chat after our workout. Alyssa also got to learn one of the fundamental lifts so it was really neat seeing her learn.

I’m definitely the mom of the group and I will be there to cheer you on during everything. If you ever need some cheering up, I’m your girl, haha!

Once I got home, I whipped up a thin crust pizza and Jordan and I devoured it while watching Night at the Museum. We recently cleaned our entertainment system and reorganized our movies so Jordan wants to re-watch a bunch of movies. 

After movies, we played board games. We kept hearing thunder and didn’t know if we would get caught in the rain so we just stayed inside. It was kind of nice to just relax and have one on one time with no technology.

Even though it can be a lot of work, I like to cook when I’m home. I felt pretty guilty last weekend when every meal was delivery or take out of some sort. I kind of cheated and bought the meat precooked but Jordan was obsessed with the pulled pork sliders I put together. It was easy and delicious!

Sunday

We woke up early enough for a nice walk at the park! So there’s a big pond at the park with so many ducks. However, there’s only four geese in the entire park. This week, we noticed that one goose is hidden behind a tree and hasn’t moved. On Sunday, it was still there! The other geese are always near by and get defensive when people walk too close. I think the geese is sitting on some eggs! We visit the park multiple times a week so we will keep an eye on her!

Picture this, I’m fully dressed and ready for church and I call the dog inside to be put up. She stays locked in the bedroom when we are not home. I called her from the back door and she would not come in. She looked at me and bolted. I wasn’t in the mood but I took off outside after her to try to corral her inside. However, instead of her usual run around once and then run inside, I see her running toward the corner of our yard over and over again.

I notice there’s birds dive bombing us too. Finally, I stopped chasing Snowflake and I walked toward the birds. A baby bird had fallen out of its nest! It had feathers and looked okay so Jordan and I opted to leave it alone. We finally caught Snowflake and ushered her inside. By the time we got back home from church, the family was gone so the little fly grew away!

I had to include this because I thought it was funny. My mom used to carry a big purse and she would have stash everything in it. She would sneak water bottles in places by shoving them in her purse. On Sunday I realised that I’m slowly becoming my mother because I did just that by shoving my drink in my purse to take it to church. Jordan gave me the side eye but I pretended not to see, haha!

After church, Jordan and I decided to go to the Heights for lunch. We ate at Tacos A Go Go and then took a short walk to Juiceland. I’ve been taking Jordan to a few of my favorite juice and smoothie places around town and this has become one of his favorites! I tried a Wheatgrass shot and followed it up with a juice called the Ninja Bachelor Party. It was a bunch of green so I felt that it made up for my indulgence. That’s how it works, right? 

The rest of the day was spent doing the usual Sunday chores of laundry, dishes, and meal prep. I’m ready for a full week ahead!

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?

Movie Weekend and June Goals!

I can’t believe it’s already June! The humidity has hit Houston at full speed so I guess I should get used to frizzy hair and practice my ponytails again.

This weekend was a low key type of weekend. I had a list of things I wanted to get done this weekend but other than that, we just relaxed. Since the past few days we’ve been plagued with storms here in Houston, Jordan and I opted to pick up some movies at RedBox! There were so many movies we needed to catch up on we picked up a few and sprinkled them throughout our weekend. Continue reading Movie Weekend and June Goals!

Relaxing Beach Weekend!

This weekend was a nice break from our usual routine. My husband’s dad and step mom visited from Kansas so we spent our weekend at their timeshare on the beach!

Jordan and I drove down to Galveston on Friday. I had SUCH a long day but it was nice to catch up and enjoy time with family. After hitting up Chuy’s for dinner, we played Rummy. Even through sleepy eyes, I won! Continue reading Relaxing Beach Weekend!