Today is my first day back to work since last Wednesday. I SOOO enjoyed having a few days off from work. I liked it so much, I think I’m ready to retire. Wouldn’t that be nice!
My weekend started Wednesday after work. We headed to my boyfriend’s hometown to meet his nephew for the first time. He was so stinkin’ adorable!!
Thursday night I was able to just lay low and relax which was sooo nice. I layed out a bit during the day and did some housework later on. I was pretty damn lazy to tell you the truth.
Friday we drove back to see my boyfriend’s family and the cute lil baby. We had a nice dinner and enjoyed some beers on the patio. It was PERFECT weather outside!
I love his mom’s backyard patio..it’s so festive and relaxing 🙂
Saturday the boyfriend and I got in a good workout in the morning. We lifted a little bit of biceps, chest, shoulders and back.
I wish this picture didn’t turn out so blurry! Stupid iPhone camera!
I ended the workout with 10 sprints at 12 mph. There was an old man next to me on the treadmill and was so curious about what the benefits of HIIT sprints were. I explained the benefits of doing sprints rather than steady state cardio. I think I almost gave the poor old man a heart attack though because every time I went to sprint, he would tell me to be careful! He was so nervous every time. It was adorable though. He said he had fallen off the treadmill once. I have yet to do that though…(KNOCK ON WOOD!!). 12mph is fast but the longest I can do sprints at that speed is for about 20 seconds. I usually do 20 second sprints, followed by a 40 second rest on the sides of the treadmill.
I rocked my new shoes for the first time too. My brother actually bought these for me for Christmas (yep that was 6 months ago!) and I just wore them for the first time. I actually really liked the fit of them. They are much crazier than any shoe I own though. It’s like they have freckles, just like me. These are the Nike Lunarswift +2 with the Nike+ capability. I usually don’t buy any shoes that aren’t compatible with Nike+ because I love using it so much.
Also note…my shellac manicure is hanging on pretty well!!! I did it myself about a week before the picture above was taken and they still look pretty good!
After the gym, we packed up our fur babies and road tripped it about an hour away to go to my boyfriend’s nephew’s first birthday party. They had a huge bounce house set up and about 100 people showed up. I can’t believe so many people came to his bday party. I don’t even know if I have 100 people’s phone numbers! That baby is one popular little fella and he even lives in Germany!
Yes, I WAS the first one in the bounce house. Yes, I had a blast jumping around in that thing until the kids came and kicked me out!
Sunday we relaxed and went to the mall. They just opened a Nike store in our mall. I felt like I was going to drool looking at the beautiful wall of Nike shoes. Gosh..I want them ALL!!!!!!
Now it’s back to reality but luckily I have another short week. I’m in a wedding in Chicago this weekend so I’m taking off Thursday and Friday again. I’ve got a TON of work to get done before then!
Are you a sucker for new gym shoes? I’ve bought more lately than ever. Whenever I buy one pair, it makes me want another, and another, and another! New shoes are like a gateway purchase..once you buy one new pair, you want more!!!!