Weekly Wrap: Kicking off June

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | Uncategorized

Jun 04

Hey there, welcome to June!  I hope this month has started off strong for you.  I always appreciate the start of a new month since it’s a reset of sorts.  I’m really looking forward to enjoying the upcoming summer if we could only sustain some sunshine!

I’m linking up with HoHo and Wendy for the Weekly Wrap!  At first, I thought that participating while not training for a race was silly, but I’m glad to be back and can’t wait to read what everyone else has been up to!  I’ve missed you all!

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Weekly Wrap:  Hidden Gardens Tour

I was fortunate to have another 3 day weekend and it was just what I needed.  Even though Bret and I just got back from our Memorial Day weekend fun in upstate New York, I still felt like I needed a lot more rest.  Originally we were going to go camping for the weekend, but we had to cancel since we had so much going on in back-to-back weekends.  I hated that we had to bail at the last minute…hopefully we can make a trip later in the summer?

So instead we stayed home and got some things done around the house.  We went to a few garden centers and worked on our hell strip, adding more ornamental grasses.  I’m hoping that it gets really full this year and really stands out on the block.  We also picked up some annuals to go alongside Bret’s blueberry bushes.  They seem to have a slow start right now, but I keep reminding Bret that we just have to be patient!

Saturday was predicted to be another heavy rain day, so the Hidden Gardens Tour was postponed to Sunday, which was drier, but also much cooler!  Bret, his mom, my sister, and I signed up for the tour that took us to 8 different homes in our general neighborhood that have the most amazing gardens.  Bret went on this tour last year while I was racing in Seattle and has raved about it ever since.  This year, we saw a whole new set of homes and it was really cool to see what plants worked well.  There were lots of hostas (some were HUGE) and ferns, which is great to see since our back patio is very shady.  It was all just very inspiring!  One thing we have to remember, again, is that building an expansive garden, even in a smaller space, takes time!!  I’m seeing a theme here!

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On Sunday night, we got to see Solo, the new Star Wars movie.  We really enjoyed it!  I don’t know why people have been complaining so much about it…but then again, I’m not a big Star Wars movie buff.  I found the movie entertaining and the actor playing Mr. Solo wasn’t hard to look at, lol!  It was a great way to end the weekend.

Workouts for the Week:

Monday 5/28:  Last day of vacation – no workouts, but plenty of walking around the FDR Museum.

Tuesday 5/29:  No workouts.

Wednesday 5/30:  Yoga class at work – it was great to finally get to attend class since I’ve missed so many due to meeting conflicts.

Thursday 5/31:  Free barre class with a friend after work – it’s supposed to be outdoors but the rainy weather confined us to a hotel ballroom.  The hosting studio is called Barre3 and let me tell you – they are TOUGH!  I was covered in sweat within the first 20 minutes of class!  It was such an intense hour and my knees were a little unhappy with all the squats.  We did a lot of single-legged balance which was a real challenge.  The funny thing was that the planks were probably the easiest thing we did.  But what a great workout, I’m not complaining!

Friday 6/1:  No workouts – I was still pretty sore from that barre class!

Saturday 6/2:  Again, no workouts, lol.

Sunday 6/3:  I finally got started with Rachel’s Strong Arms and Abs Challenge.  Sunday was supposed to be a rest day but I used the time to do Friday and Saturday’s workouts.  I can already see that the arms will be my biggest challenge!

How was your week of working out?  Any pretty gardens in your neighborhood?

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