Monday, June 16, 2014

Weekly Recap 6/9/14 – 6/15/14

Hey y’all, happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and Father’s Day! Robert and I had fun weekend celebrating him being the best dog dad ever! Saturday morning we went to see How to Train Your Dragon 2, which was hilarious, then went to The Cheesecake Factory for lunch. My parents sent us a gift card for Father’s Day, so it was a delicious treat (and so was the s’mores cheesecake dessert we had)!

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Me having fun with the pups!

On Sunday we enjoyed the outdoors then decided we wanted cupcakes. After driving around while I Googled cupcake bakery hours near our area, we did not find one open bakery. Bummer, right?! No big deal though; we found ourselves near a Trader Joe’s and decided to explore. Neither of us had ever been to one and were pretty excited since we’ve heard great things! I came across the cookie butter that Miss Courtney raves about on her blog, so of course we bought some and I have officially discovered a new addiction! It is seriously delicious, y’all. Try it!

Also this weekend, I received my new phone case from Gone for a Run! I won a gift card from Monica and Walt over at Running Happily Ever After and chose to use it for something I knew I would use every day. Plus, it is super cute! If you have not checked out Gone for a Run yet, you definitely should; they have tons of great gifts for runners!

I also got my sample of Ignite Naturals electrolytes in the mail. They contacted me a few weeks ago to review their product, so after doing a bit of research online, it sounded like a great product and I agreed to give it a try. I can’t wait to test it out and let you know my thoughts!

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Workouts this week went very well. My physical therapist has getting me in to some low-impact cardio such as elliptical and cycling, and strength exercises for my core and glutes. It is really nice being able to sweat again without having knee pain. I am itching to get back to running though! I’ll do a post later this week on some of the resistance band exercises that are helping me to recover.

My Workouts This Week:

Monday: Physical Therapy – heating pad, stretches, massage, ultrasound therapy, 5 minutes elliptical, 10 minutes cycling machine, strength exercises

Tuesday: Yoga + 20 minutes cycling machine (4.9 miles total on level 4 hills)

Wednesday: Physical Therapy – ultrasound and laser therapy, stretches, foam rolling, strength exercises, 10 minutes elliptical (5 minutes backwards and 5 minutes forwards)

Thursday: Yoga + 20 minutes cycling machine (4.9 miles total on level 4 hills)

Friday: Physical Therapy – ultrasound and laser therapy, rolling with The Stick, stretches, strength exercises, 10 minutes elliptical (5 minutes backwards and 5 minutes forwards)

Saturday: Foam Rolling

Sunday: Stretches, Strength Exercises, Foam Rolling

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QOTD:  How did you celebrate Father’s Day?

22 comments

  1. Your PT sounds a lot like my PT. I don't use a heating pad or laser therapy but I'm on the easy cardio stuff and the like. As long as I don't have pain, I can try things.

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    1. Hopefully we are back to running soon!

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  2. Although it is a tragedy you couldn't find cupcakes, I am SO glad you found and like the cookie butter! I've slowed down a bit on it, but I am still heavily addicted! I tried the Ignite Naturals and I liked them a lot compared to Nuun. I can't make myself like Nuun :( I still choke it down though!

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    1. I enjoy Nuun, but only some of the flavors. There are a couple flavors out there that make me gag! I am very excited to try the Ignite flavors, and the fact that they are all natural ingredients is awesome!

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  3. Mmm... Trader Joe's has lots of yummy stuff! Next time you're there, check out their ice cream section. They have amazing ice cream sandwiches!
    I didn't do anything to celebrate Father's Day since my dad is on vacation with my mom out of the country. I'm sure we'll celebrate when they get back. :)

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    1. I will definitely check out the ice cream section next time! I hope y'all have fun celebrating Father's Day!

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  4. I am so jealous of your phone case and the fact that you have a Trader Joe's near you. I have neither. Very sad :(. But I'm glad your knee is getting better!

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    1. The phone case isn't too expensive, you should get one! :0)

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  5. Cookie Butter... OH MY WORD!! ... I just gained a lb thinking of it.
    Paw-ther's Day... that is fantastic!! :) My fur babies sent their daddy a gift card from Amazon - I told him I can't control the things they do ;)

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    1. Lol I have to say I was pretty surprised when I saw that the calorie count in the cookie butter is pretty much the same as peanut butter! I thought for sure it'd be way more :0)

      Your pups are so sweet for getting him a gift card!

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  6. What an awesome weekend and I am loving that phone case!!!
    So excited for you that you are into low impact cardio too, just another stepping stone that is going to get you back to running, happy to hear your good news on that!!!!

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    1. Thanks Kristy! I am pretty excited about it too!

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  7. Yay for a great weekend!! I LOVE TJ's but could never buy that cookie butter, it wouldn't stand a chance of lasting in my house!! HA! Enjoy your Ingnite Naturals, I really like mine!

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    1. LOL! I have to exercise strong will when I eat it :0) I am glad to hear other bloggers say good things about the Ignite, I have good expectations!

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  8. I struggle so much with the elliptical. It feels a thousand times harder than running for me! I suspect it is just because I'm clumsy. :)

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    1. I highly dislike the elliptical... I'll take the treadmill or cycling machine over it any day! But I am so glad I can do it without pain so that just means one step closer to running! :0)

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  9. That cookie butter looks good. I LOVE the term "Paw_thers" day. Is that term a "Lauren original"? Lol

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    1. It is delicious! I don't think it's an original... I'm sure others have said it too, but I actually think my mom coined the term in our household last year and I just loved it so continued with it! :0)

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  10. Sounds like a fun weekend! This was my husbands FIRST fathers day! My daughter (5 months) and I gave him his card on Saturday night. Sunday we spent the day with his family watching the World Cup, Swimming, and then of course the Heat Game. It was quite an eventful and fabulous Father's Day!

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    1. That is so exciting! Sounds like y'all had a wonderful 1st Father's Day together! :0)

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  11. Hahaha, LOVE the "paw-ther's day" picture. That's awesome. Okay, but more importantly (haha), we need to discuss Cookie Butter. I am obsessed with TJ's, but never saw this! Sounds amazing! I can't walk into a TJ's for one or two quick things...I always end up with a cart full of stuff to "try." :)

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    1. Ever since I heard Courtney and a few other friends talk about it, I had to try it! It did not disappoint, that's for sure!!

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