Happy Saturday friends! I hope you are enjoying the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. After being in Chicago last weekend, I’m happy to have a weekend at home to catch up on all the present wrapping, cookie baking, and holiday prepping!
A friend is hosting a cookie exchange this week, so I have to make five dozen cookies to bring- yes, FIVE dozen! I’ve decided to make these cuties:
So, I have some downtime right now between cookie batches, so I wanted to fill you in on what’s been going on in fitness, fashion, and fitness fashion!
What’s new in Fashion?
I received my second package from Stitch Fix, so stay tuned for a full post about what I received. Until then, I’m loving this pear sweater from JCrew factory! I saw it on Chicisimo and in Lucky Magazine as the Outfit of Yesterday.
What’s new in Fitness Fashion?
Remember when I posted about the bkr water bottles? You can find them now at the lucy store in the Galleria in Edina. They just came out with a larger sized bottle. Check it out here! They make great Christmas presents. Stay hydrated all winter long!
I often forget about the lucy store in the Galleria, but I was there the other day, and they have lots of cute fitness apparel. I love these Hatha leggings or any of the fun colors of the Hatha capris.
What’s New in Fitness?
I didn’t share a weekly recap last week, so here it is. I’ll keep it brief….
Monday– Some time on the elliptical for some cardio, and then a Balanced Barre class
Tuesday– More elliptical time and then Surfset Yoga at Anytime Fitness (such a fun class!)
Wednesday– Kettlebells at Balance Fitness, and lots of snow shoveling afterwards!
Thursday– More elliptical…boring.
Friday– barre class at The Barre
Saturday– Flywheel spin class <— review to come- loved it!
And guess what? This week was super special because…I’m running again! Yay!
I eased back into it with some easy treadmill runs, but I’m hoping I’ll be getting back to normal by next week. It’s amazing how tough it is to run after just two weeks off. I feel like I am so out of shape!
But I know that I just need to stick with it. SkinnyRunner actually posted some good tips for “What to do When Your Pace Blows” I’m going to follow of a few of her tips, like Leave the Garmin at Home and of course, Run with Someone (as I did this morning.)
Monday– short run on the treadmill, Balanced Barre
Tuesday– short run on the treadmill
Wednesday– The Barre, swam laps for 30 minutes (I definitely want to keep up with this swimming thing. I feel great afterwards!)
Thursday– Kettlebells at Balance Fitness
Friday– short run…outside!!! I hadn’t run outside since the recent snowfall, and I forgot how much harder it is to run on the slippery snow.
Saturday– “longer” run….outside again! Yes! I was so happy to be running outside. Matilda (the dog) and I met up with my friend Abby at 6:30 am for a couple of lakes. Yes, 6:30 am on a Saturday. I hadn’t run with her in a long time and she had to be somewhere at 9 am, so we were up before the sun, but I really enjoyed the company.