Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday Faves and Raves

I have come to really enjoy these Friday posts… I love sharing a tidbit or 2 about  my week and showcasing some of the great posts I have come across in the past week.  There is just so much wonderful information being shared these days.

We took another week off our formal strength training routine and so the week went like this:
  • Sunday, a 6.65 km run and then later, a 30 minute walk
  • Monday, a kettlebell workout and then later, a 20 minute walk
  • Tuesday, a 3.35 km run
  • Wednesday, a 20 minute kettlebell workout, then later a 75 minute walk
  • Thursday, a 20 minute yoga session
  • Friday, a planned 5 km run
  • Saturday, yet to be determined
And there were push ups and lots of stretching throughout the week as well.   But no more slacking off… need to get back to more formal strength training and I am re-working our schedule over the weekend.  And I am really pleased with the efforts I have been making in my nutrition and eats this week, too. I have been doing some experimenting with carb cycling and finding the results quite interesting.

I spent some time at the library early in the week looking at yoga DVDs to borrow.  I ended up bringing home 3 different ones by Rodney Yee.  I have to admit I love his voice. Have you heard him speak? So calming and soothing and velvety.  We did part of one of them on Thursday morning before we had breakfast and a clean up and I went off to work. It was good.  I think we will do it again.  It has 5 different, short parts, so you can mix and match if you like.

Apr 17 Rodney Yee 001

I am really amazed by how good The Captain’s balance is. I knew it was pretty good as he was a good skier and a great water skier… but his his ability to do these balancing yoga poses is very impressive.  And I am happy to report that I am making some progress with the flexibility in my hips/groin.  I think the yoga and extra stretching are really working for me.  I have been doing Pigeon Pose for a few minutes after we run, as a finisher to my stretching routine.

Our weather has been lovely for the most part.. and this time of year I really do yearn to be sailing.  One rainy afternoon we put this jigsaw puzzle together instead!

Apr 16 puzzle 001

I read some really good posts this week and found some good looking recipes too… and of course when I wasn’t looking for them at all.  I think I will be trying a couple very soon, though:

And last, but not least:

I am coloring hard boiled eggs for The Captain this afternoon with this little kit I found at the $$ store.

Apr 16 Easter egg kit 001

Any special Easter traditions at your house?  Do you like to color eggs, too?

Happy Easter


  1. How great the Captain's Balance is so good! Looks like a great week of workouts and some great reads. I colored eggs twice so far this year: here with the kids and over at grandma's today. Fun! Happy Easter!

  2. I need to get back into strength training this week too! I'm ready for it! Coloring Easter eggs used to be one of my favorite things! I haven't done it in years though. I bet it would be just as fun! Have a very happy Easter!!

  3. Sounds like a wonderful week - lots of miles and lots of good things. I loved the picture of you that I saw doing the pigeon pose - very impressive and definite progress in your hip flexibility - keep it up.

  4. Hey! you really have been exercise-busy. I’ll be trying to do the same sked as yours. Hope I can manage the time.


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