3 Day Weekend

Posted on May 27, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Since I was pretty unplugged this weekend (with the exception of a few Instagrams), I don’t have may pictures to share from the weekend, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t fun and relaxing.

Travel
From D.C. to the Bay Head, NJ to Hoboken, NJ to Haddonfield, NJ and back again – whirlwind, 98% traffic free! My friend Katie and I went on a little road trip this weekend to visit our families. We first stopped off at the Jersey Shore to see some of my family. The weather was super crappy but we still went for a walk on the beach. I was a little nervous about going to the shore since I hadn’t been there since Sandy came through. Luckily, our family house was alright but the beach and downtown Bay Head were in rough shape. Houses right on the shoreline were either completely gone, falling apart or being rebuilt. We saw one house that was literally torn in half. Sandy came through last October and people are still rebuilding their homes. I think we all forget how long it can take to truly recover and I’m sure the people in Moore, OK will also understand that feeling in a few months. While I’m sad we didn’t have a chance to sit on the beach and relax, I was happy to stop by and see one of my favorite places on earth – especially when a few of my little cousins were there running around 🙂

From the shore we headed north to Hoboken, NJ for a visit with my sister and her husband and of course, their puppy Charlie. We went out to dinner in Hoboken and then just stayed in. The weather was super crappy with crazy wind and nasty rain and it was much nicer to be snuggled up in our pjs watching a movie then out and about. We were also able to look at all the wedding photos that my sister had just received. What a treat! I loved them all. The next morning we hit the road for Haddonfield, NJ where Katie’s parents live for some pool time and some BBQ. It was so laid-back and relaxing and such a great time. We hit the road back to D.C. around 2pm on Monday and made great time and I was able to do a few things around the apartment and prep for the week.

Workouts
Before leaving Hoboken, we went to Rush Cycling for a spin class. The studio was a little hard to find but once we made it there we had a beautiful view of the NYC skyline during our ride. The bikes were very different than a normal spin bike – they moved A LOT. It was just like riding a road bike! And it definitely made the ride more challenging. My arms and chest were sore the next day…while my legs were not. Not the typical post-spin feeling. The instructor was good (and apparently the owner) and very welcoming and it was a tough and sweaty 50 minute workout.

The Real Ryder bike - image courtesy of Rush Cycling website

The Real Ryder bike – image courtesy of Rush Cycling website

While in Haddonfield we went to a Zumba class on Monday morning that might have been the most challenging Zumba class I’ve ever taken. The class was completely packed and three different instructors rotated teaching the class. The music was pumping and super loud and the atmosphere was definitely energetic. I thought the class was 45 minutes or an hour but it ended up being an hour and 15 minutes. Holy, sweaty mess! I had  never heard any of the songs we did and didn’t know any of the choreography but it was a lot of fun and a great workout.

Food
While in Hoboken, we lounged around and went out for dinner at Little Town. (Any Real Housewives fans out there?) We split the “Fried Mutz” and rice balls for appetizers and Katie and I shared the market salad, which was a grilled romaine, and some steak sliders. It was all delicious! They only serve local beer and wines, which was kind of cool, and all the items on the menu were named after places in NJ. Plus, it’s on Sinatra Drive! Home sweet home. Post-spin we stopped at Hoboken Hot Bagel for everything bagels with veggies cream cheese and some iced Dunkin Donut coffees. It was the best breakfast and eaten outside in some beautiful sunshine.

In Haddonfield, Katie’s parents whipped up one delicious meal after another. For a quick lunch we had some shrimp with olive oil, S&P thrown in the oven. So good! We also had some delicious bruschetta.  Dinner was a juicy cheeseburger topped with mushrooms and onion, pasta salad and green salad. It was all amazing! We finished off our meal with a cherry dessert that wasn’t quite pie but wasn’t quite cake but it sure was delicious – especially when topped with vanilla ice cream. Yum, yum, yum! Post-Zumba, her Dad whipped us up some tasty smoothies that were super refreshing. I need to get back to making my own – it’s too easy not to!

Even though we traveled about 8 hours in the car, the driving time wasn’t that bad at all. We amazingly didn’t hit traffic except for a bit on Monday coming back to D.C. Miracle! It was great to go home for a bit and see family and just relax. We slept a lot, ate great food and sat out in the sun, plus we squeezed in two great workouts.

Last week’s SIDI was pretty good…

Monday – Nike Boot Camp – Circuit workout completed.
Tuesday – Bar Method – Did not happen
Wednesday – Reboot Yoga – Completed
Thursday – Bar Method – Completed
Friday – Spin – Did not happen
Saturday – Rest – Completed
Sunday – Run? (I think I’m still not supposed to be running…) – Spin completed
Monday – Zumba completed

Here’s the plan for this week:

Tuesday – Fuse Pilates
Wednesday – Reboot Yoga
Thursday – Body Pump
Friday – Spin
Saturday – Cardio (spin? Zumba? elliptical?)+ Body Pump
Sunday – Zumba

Let’s see how it goes! I might change my plans on the weekend. We shall see.

I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend and that everyone took a moment to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Stephanie

Friday’s workout: Home sick with a fever – it was weird!
Friday’s meals highlight: Gatorade
Saturday’s workout: Rest
Saturday’s meals highlight: Dinner at Little TownSunday’s workout: 50 minute spin
Sunday’s meals highlight: Literally everything!
Monday’s workout: 75 minute Zumba
Monday’s meals highlight: Leftovers 🙂

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