We’re halfway through the week, barely done packing and heading West on a jet-plane in just a few hours. Hello, Wednesday, it’s so good to see you.
Before leaving the District, the last few days were jam-packed with good eats, pools of sweat and a complete downpour that has the temps back within the manageable heat range. Our fridge is clear, as the result of a few new recipe creations; my muscles ache, demanding rest, thanks to a few workouts that challenged them.
And, thanks to the (possibly dysfunctional, thankstotherain) iPhone, we have frozen moments to show it all off! We’ll start with the nutrients – welcome the newest salads in my rotation:
White Bean, Yellow Squash & Red Pepper Salad
In the mix: sauteed kale & yellow summer squash (thanks to Good Life Farm); sliced cucumber (also fresh off the Farm), red pepper and avocado; rinsed white beans, black pepper & a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette.
Citrus Kale Salad (a la Eat Live Run’s Detox Salad)
In the mix: kale, orange slices, chopped avocado & sliced almonds. I drizzled a little bit of olive oil & balsamic vinegar on mine, but her salad dressing recipe sounds tasty, too!
Once they’re fueled with all the good stuff, muscles move!
Yoga at work, yoga after work…
lululemon run club workout – 4.5 mi run, bootcamp in the middle!
40 seconds of each: squats, push-ups, mountain climbers
Run the stairs in between!
The views are a great distraction:
And once the muscles are exhausted, it’s time to rest.
This vacation has been on our agenda for months; we can’t wait to see family and old friends, soak up the Southwestern rays and explore some new (to D) areas of the desert! We’re ready for the calm that comes with a nice glass of vino on my parent’s deck, sleeping in and relaxing at home.
What storms are brewing in your world?
Humor me, it’s a long trip back…