A Productive, but Relaxing Sunday

Hey everyone! How’s it going? I’m headed to Atlanta today for work, but I should have time to blog at the airport or hotel. I want to post my recent stations workout for you tomorrow, so hopefully I’ll find time to get that together!

I was in bed embarrassingly early on Saturday night, but the couple of cocktails I had in the afternoon wiped me out! I woke up Sunday feeling more rested than I have felt in a while- it was great! After breakfast, Danielle and I got right to the most dreaded task of the weekend: cleaning the apartment. Since we’ve all been gone for a number of weekends, the apartment cleaning sessions were severely neglected! I always at least wipe down the bathrooms once a week, but we needed a deep cleaning in a bad way. Luckily, when there are two of us doing it, we can do it in a little over an hour.

After cleaning, I drove Danielle to the airport since she is traveling for work all week. Before I came home, I swung by the Cambridgeside Galleria because I wanted to get new sneakers and a new dress from H&M. I got to the mall at 11:25 and was shocked (and really annoyed) to see that the mall didn’t open until 12:00!!! I understand a late opening on Sundays, but 12? That seems a little late! I had to practice some serious patience while I waited for the mall to open. I grabbed an iced coffee, wandered around and as soon as the clock struck 12, I was in H&M. I grabbed the dress and headed to Olympia Sports. I have and Edge card with them and had a $10 birthday gift card and a coupon for $10 off a purchase of $30 or more. I wasn’t supposed to combine them, but I put on my nicest smile and asked if there was any way they could combine them. Score for me! I got $20 off my sneaks! I tried on Reebok’s that I really loved, but they were more aimed for cross training, which is great for me, except for the fact I went there looking for new running sneakers. I ended up getting the same ones that I currently own, just in a different color.



I tested them out later that afternoon for a 5 mile run and I loved them!

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Between shopping and running, I was able to catch some rays on my back patio! I also enjoyed lunch out there, finally.  The weather this spring has not been conducive to patio dining, unfortunately. I also spent time cleaning up the side of the apartment. There is a path along the apartment from the patio to the driveway, but it gets overgrown with weeds SO quickly! I hate the looks of it, so I cleaned it up for the 3rd time on Sunday.



Since I knew I was traveling this week and would be gone two nights, not to mention I won’t be around Friday night- Sunday night for dinners, I decided to keep dinner easy: spaghetti squash, sautéed veggies and the chicken tenders from Saturday night. I didn’t measure anything, just eye-balled the veggies as I cut them.



Paired with a glass of vino and I was a happy girl! The whole time I ran, I thought about enjoying a glass of wine when I finished… hey, anything that gets you through a run, right?



Other than that, my Sunday night was pretty quiet. It felt great to have a clean apartment, clean room, no laundry, etc. to start the week. Anyone else feel this way? Food prep and cleaning and organizing might be a pain to do in advance, but to me, it is SO worth it once it’s finished!

Questions for you: What kind of sneakers do you run in? Do you wear different ones for running than you do when you take a class? Do you have any “mantras” or anything that gets you through a run (or a walk!)?

8 thoughts on “A Productive, but Relaxing Sunday

  1. Dave Vachon says:

    About 6 weeks ago I bought the New Balance Minimus 10V2 Trail running shoes to use in the Tough Mudder last weekend. They took about a week (3-4 runs ~12 miles) to get used to. My knees and calves were a bit extra sore the first long run I went on. After that they’ve been amazing, about 50 miles on them now including the Mudder. Love em.

    If you’re looking for a good place to get a workout in and you’re near the airport, you should check out Crossfit College Park. I don’t do crossfit here in Boston, only when I’m down in ATL for work, and they let anyone drop in for $10. I think you’d really like some of their workouts. They post their workouts on their website in the late morning usually and there are some great people there. http://www.crossfitcollegepark.com/
    Tell Nick, Mitch (owners) or Mike that Dave from Boston told you about it.

    Really like your blog and am impressed by what you do with the classes and everything. You could do this full time someday if you wanted to.


    • Burpees to Bubbly says:

      Hey Dave! Thanks for reading:) I’ve heard great things about the NB Minimus shoes but I know they definitely take a while to get used to! Thanks for the suggestion… I’ve never been to a CrossFit “Box”, but I would like to try it out. I have so many random injuries, though that I would be afraid that I would have to modify too much:( I will absolutely give them your name, though!

      PS I gotta sign up for a Spartan race or something with you and Andre!

  2. Erin says:

    I’ve always wondered if those Nikes were good for running! I run in a pair of Asics Gel-Kayanos, but I’m looking for something different to wear to Body Pump (weight lifting). I’ve heard that a more neutral shoes is better for lifting weights in order to keep your alignment straight.

    • Burpees to Bubbly says:

      Well, for running 3-5 miles, they work fine for me. I have ALWAYS been an Asics running shoe girl, but ever since I started wearing lighter, I can’t run in my big asics anymore. I have specific cross-training shoes for teaching classes as running shoes do not provide the lateral supports But yes, more neutral shoes are better for lifting!

  3. Meredith says:

    love the new sneaks 🙂 I usually use different sneakers for body pump or spin compared to a run, just because I feel like I need extra support! I’ve been running in my Nike Frees lately. I can’t wait to get a new pair when I’m home!

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