10 Photos from a G-Tox Weekend

 

This past weekend was one of my favorite kinds: I got some time to G-Tox! AKA, my own personal form of detox. When I mention this term to anyone they sort of look like I’m crazy… I think maybe because people associate detoxing with alcohol or sugar or think of it as extreme?

For me personally, G-Tox is time I get to spend by myself, with myself. What other people refer to as “me” time. There is nothing very official about it. Often includes yoga, treats, reading, walking in nature… you get the picture! As an introvert, this time for me to re-charge is super important. The G-Tox this weekend was actually unintentional. D was stuck in the library all weekend with studying and as much as I missed him, I got the gift of a weekend all to myself, which is rare these days. I am so happy it worked out this way as I used to do G-Tox all the time, and forgot how wonderful it can be! Here are some photos from the weekend:

IMG_0230^Kicked off the weekend with happy hour with a bestie #yeswayrose IMG_0233^Friday night olympic trials CSA snacks, fresh from the farm. I watched some crazy fast track leading up to the main event: gymnastics! Is anyone else obsessed? Perfect Friday night at home for me 🙂IMG_0239^My predictions documented on snapchatIMG_0246^Pre-Saturday morning 6-miler (!) lobby selfieIMG_0252^Post-run donut to celebrateIMG_0255^A much needed summer cut, which was followed by a night out to celebrate a friend’s birthday.IMG_0262^What facetiming with my niece often looks like these days.IMG_0275^Sunday yoga sesh at a new spot on the Upper East Side. How pretty is this studio!?IMG_0282^Felt that post-yoga bliss and strolled home through the park. I wish this photo has sound effects — it was so calming to hear the sounds of families laughing and kids playing. Such a pretty night!IMG_0285

^Finished the weekend right back where I started. Olympic trials part #2! And I hate to brag but my prediction was SPOT ON! So happy for the new fierce five and cannot WAIT to see them compete in Rio in a few weeks. Does anyone else go crazy for olympics gymnastics?

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Weekly Workouts

Welcome to a new weekly series where I share my workouts. This is mostly a fun way for me to keep track of my progress and goals. I also hope that in some small way, by sharing my successes and challenges you will learn something new, be inspired, or, at the very least, be entertained.

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Seen on Monday’s run

 

Weekly Workouts (June 20-26, 2016)

Monday – ran 3 miles (10:04/mile average pace), abs (this video)

Tuesday – Flywheel

Wednesday – off

Thursday – off

Friday – off

Saturday – ran 4 miles (10:18/mile average pace)

Sunday – off

THOUGHTS: As I mentioned in my last post, I recently signed up for my first half marathon in October. While official training doesn’t start until mid-July (which I am now realizing is two weeks away, help!), my goal at this point is to build up my number of workout days per week, so that when training does start, my body doesn’t go into total shock.

Another current goal of mine is to incorporate at least one day of cross training and at least one day of yoga into my weekly routine, so that I am not just pounding the pavement. I recently have felt a twinge in my knee, and some annoying back pain, and I know that strengthening my full body as a whole (not solely running) will help with this.

Given all of this, I am okay with how this past week’s workouts went. I would have been VERY happy with this week if I had done some speed work on Thursday and yoga on Sunday. I got very tired towards the end of this week with long work days, a few late nights seeing shows, and PMS — all causing me to be sluggish and crave extra sleep and couch time.

GOAL FOR NEXT WEEK: To have 5 days of workouts on the books. I think I can do it!

INSPIRATION: If you are a fan of gymnastics and have a spare hour on your hands, I highly recommend you check out this documentary about The Ranch built by Bela and Martha Karolyi. I watched it on Sunday (when I was supposed to be at yoga) and thought it was really interesting. I loved following the Fierce Five in London back in 2012, and can’t wait to see who is chosen for the 2016 Olympic team. I will definitely be channeling these ladies’ strength and determination in my workouts this week.

That’s all for now. Have a great week!

X

G

A Weekend of Little Ladies + Time to Get Sweaty

This weekend I traveled up to New England to escape the city and celebrate all the little ladies in my life.

First up: lunch with the family at the Boston Legal Sea Foods for Erin’s birthday — she turns 23 on Wednesday!

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^Birthday girl on the right
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^Yummy crab meat roll with coleslaw and friesIMG_4477

^We all split some strawberry shortcake (x2) for dessertIMG_4486

^I got to spend lots of time with this little family. Reagan is getting so big! I love seeing all her new faces and expressions – she is even cute when she cries. I just love her so much.
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^I also got to meet my new cousin Scarlett, who is about a month younger than Reagan. She was so sweet and serious and slept in my arms for about an hour. There are so many babies in my life right now! You would think I would get getting some major baby fever, but I am still a bit scarred from my sister’s labor/delivery experience. No babies for me in the near future!IMG_4485^Saturday evening included big plates of pasta and catching up on life with Nana.

Somehow my parents didn’t end of up in any of these photos, but I had a lot of fun with them as well — driving around and getting coffees with my dad and catching up with my mum.

Sunday I got back to the city pretty early (I wanted to drive in the daylight) and was able to unpack and get organized for the week.

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Time To Get Sweaty

Now that I have been moved back to NYC and working at my new job for about 7 months the time has come to focus on getting back into a good workout routine (really, this is overdue!). I am really good about healthy eating on weekdays, although clearly on weekends, I let myself enjoy. The thing that is missing for me is physical workout part of things. Lately I have been feeling sluggish and just a bit blah. The whole reason I originally started this blog was to focus on living a healthy lifestyle (these are my favorite blogs to read as well) and I would love to get back to that.

Getting back into a routine for me is all about baby steps and small goals. I’d love to kick off each week with announcing a few simple goals and following up towards the end of the week. Let’s give it a shot!

Here are my *simple* goals for this week ending August 10:

  • walk/run at least three days
  • take at least two yoga classes

That is doable, yes? We’ll see. Happy Monday!