Hellllo, you fine people! How was your weekend? Or, if it’s still your weekend, I hope you’re enjoying this extra day.
We knocked some things out over here and also had some fun too.
On Friday, we went to Science on the Rocks, a really neat event at Charlotte’s Discovery Place museum. Basically, it’s like an adult exhibit amusement park. The theme was “speakeasy,” so there were talks about how to make moonshine, brew beer, a cocktail making contest, as well as the opportunity to check out their normal science exhibits. It was such a cool thing and we had a lot of fun!
By the way, if you’re curious about what 5 pounds of fat looks like..
Then, we were up bright and early Saturday morning so I could give a sports nutrition talk to a running group at a local running store. There were about 25-30 runners there, and I put together a little handout about pre and post-endurance nutition, as well as how to fuel during your runs. They were a great group and had lots of good questions at the end too. I expanded on things from this post, but also talked about the options of fuel for during long runs and why those carbohydrates are so so important for your working muscles.
I love doing educational sessions, so this was great practice and a good confidence building session for the future! It also inspired me to get out and join them for a long run after in the early, chilly morning hours.
By the way, that crazy husband of mine randomly decided (on Friday night) that he would run a trail Half Marathon on Saturday morning. So, after my nutrition talk, he jumped right on into the half marathon and he won it. He’s a baller, so I have to give him a shoutout! That is why he is my personal running coach.
Speaking of running and workouts, I did pretty well at sticking to some of my fitness goals and switching up my workouts this week. Here’s what the workouts looked like:
Sunday – hot yoga
Monday – 6 miles
Tuesday – 4 miles + hot yoga
Wednesday – off
Thursday – 7 miles
Friday – kettlebell workout
Saturday – 16 miles
Sunday – off
I plan to write about my long run (16 miles) this week, but I am loving the variety in my workouts and I think I’m falling in love with kettlebells. I feel so strong after, and I like using my muscles in new ways. Girl power!
The best thing I ate this weekend were these black bean brownies (so fudgey!), which were a great accompaniment to the large feast we made on Saturday night.
Have you used kettlebells before?
Black bean brownies – yay or nay? Yay for me!