Before looking ahead at the coming week, I want to rewind to last night. After I ran 12.4 miles and relaxed a bit, my mama came to town!
First, we had celebratory champagne with BFF, and then my mom and I headed to Americana for tapas and cocktails. I was absolutely starving, likely because I did not refuel properly after running. I inhaled a small pomegranate salad, and we split the scallop lollipops (duh) and the brie crostini.
Mmm, mmm, mmm.
After, to kill some time before our event, we drove a little of the half marathon route since she (and my sister and my aunt!) will be walking/running it in October.
And then we showed up to Jasper Winery for Uncork Your Passion, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland's annual event. It was set up beautifully:
And I have decided that in a million years when I get married, I want it to be at this venue and with this minimalist decor - but probably some nicer chairs. :)
Tangerine catered the event and had an amazing array of food. Turns out we didn't even need the tapas from Americana. There were sliders, Cuban sandwiches, fruit and veggies, different crostini options, Thai noodles, desserts galore, and more.
And...there was an open bar.
A dance party definitely happened.
I am so thankful my mom was able to attend this event with me. Planned Parenthood is obviously something I wholeheartedly support, and I attribute so much of my passion for social justice, equality, and community involvement to my parents.
After we left Jasper Winery, we weren't done for the evening: we headed to - wait for it - Star Bar. And of course, fueled by a glass of champagne, an Elderflower martini, and a few glasses of wine, I had to add to my cocktail attire - with my Dam to Dam medal.
Because you know what I am? Classy.
We listened to live music and watched some hippies dance around for a while, and then it was time to head home. After a nice chat on the living room floor (what?!), we headed to bed, only to wake up bright and early for breakfast at Waveland.
I love, love, love my mom and am so happy that she was with me this weekend. I so wish we lived closer.
And now with absolutely zero transition, I bring you to my weekly meal and workout plan:
Creating this plan actually made me a bit sad. One of my besties - Mags - left for Chicago this morning, and she's not going to be back until August. She and I have dinner quite regularly during the week and have been working out together fairly often as well. And now she's gone. :(
I'll fill you in on my food plans day by day, but I thought I'd give you a preview of the weekly workouts:
Monday: running with the kiddos, likely about three miles, followed by Y-Pump and 20 reps of #1-5 of the Fitnessista's 10 Ways to Crunch.
Tuesday: running with the kiddos, likely a speed workout, followed by 20 reps of #6-10 of the Fitnessista's 10 Ways to Crunch.
Wednesday: Y-Pump, followed by 20 reps of #1-5.
Thursday: running with the kiddos, likely about three miles, followed by Y-Pump and 20 reps of #6-10.
Friday: spin class, followed by 20 reps of #1-5.
Saturday: running with the kiddos, likely about six miles, followed by 20 reps of #6-10.
Sunday: 20 reps of #1-5.
It seems ambitious, I know. But I can. And I will.