The best bacon. The best husband.

The best bacon. The best husband.

heaven is

Perfect, thick-cut bacon and a warm biscuit with butter and jam.

a+ vacationing

Thanks for all the birthday wishes, friends. You guys are the best.

Florida is lovely so far. We woke up at 4 a.m. yesterday to fly here. We got to our hotel (an adorable little studio I found on HomeAway), ate breakfast, took an epic nap, beached all day, then went out for birthday dinner.

I had gumbo, then seared scallops with rice, green beans and smoked tomato butter. It was SO GOOD. Chocolate chip cookies (of course) with salted chocolate, salted caramel and vanilla ice cream for dessert. And a bottle of champagne because birthday.

We’re on the Gulf Coast, and the beach is beautiful. White sand and warm water. It’s so strange to get in the ocean and not freeze. 

Today we woke up, ran (WHAT? WHO ARE WE?) and had breakfast at the cutest restaurant. Now it’s beach time.

Can I vacation forever?

Never leaving.

Never leaving.

Happy birthday to me!  (at Rosemary Beach, Florida)

Happy birthday to me! (at Rosemary Beach, Florida)

i wish i was in bed

It’s going to be a day. I’m hungover. It’s raining. It’s a perfect nap day. The silver lining: vacation starts tomorrow.

Last night we went out with Jess, Chris and her parents, who are the best and would not stop buying drinks/bottles of wine. We ate delicious tapas (grilled octopus, sausage and broccoli rabe, lamb kofta, bacon wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese, bone marrow and a bunch of delicious things on bread), oysters and dessert empanadas. Well, I had a spicy chicken and snuck bites of Jess’ peanut butter and banana.

Now I’m eating a bacon, egg and cheese on a roll because that’s what you do when you’re hungover.

And I have to get a wax (whatever, we’re all adults) in less than an hour. I’m sorry for all the shit I’m putting you through, body.

Out to dinner. I’ve worn this dress once. How foolish of me.

And no, I’m not sure my hair could get any bigger.

Out to dinner. I’ve worn this dress once. How foolish of me.

And no, I’m not sure my hair could get any bigger.

catchin’ up

Look at me, working out again. I’m not including warm-up stuff because that’s boring. Typing all this out made me realize why my legs were so tired for squats today. Whoops.

(This is a v boring post, and mostly because I like to have an easy way to search my workouts. Sorry guys.)

Friday, Sept. 12

Strength

Romanian deadlift 5-5-5-5-5

5x65, 5x85, 5x125x3

Metcon

10-minute AMRAP:

Finished 5 rounds, plus 10 lunges. Holy crap, the lunges were KILLER. My butt was beyond sore for three days.

Saturday, Sept. 13

Strength

8-minute EMOM at 75#:

My focus here was sitting fast and not jumping. These felt good and I actually kept my feet on the ground. :)

Metcon

With a partner, one person works at a time:

Finished in 19:58.

I did this with Scott, and it was fun in a gross kind of way. I did 55 of the burpees, and he did 55 of the push presses. TEAMWORK.

Sunday, Sept. 14

Strength

Strict press 3-3-3-3-3

35-45-55-60-70 (failed after 1)-65

Sometimes it’s just not your day. Oh well.

Metcon

For time:

Finished in 6:46.

Cash out: 100 sit-ups for time. Got ‘em done in 2:40something. Fastest of the day. Holler.

Monday, Sept. 15

I didn’t have time to do the whole workout today, but I didn’t want to miss squats. 

Strength

Back squats! 10 with the bar, 5 @ 50%, 3 @ 60%, 1 @ 70%, 20 @ 5 pounds heavier than last week

10x35, 5x75, 3x95, 1x110, 20x105

Eesh, 20 squats is no joke. My legs and butt were worn out, so this felt even harder than it should have. I really, really had to focus on keeping my knees out.

New dark hair that isn’t quite so dark in real life, white pants (with the coolest black stripe) and the ever-present pile of laundry.
Two more days of work and then sweet freedom!

New dark hair that isn’t quite so dark in real life, white pants (with the coolest black stripe) and the ever-present pile of laundry.

Two more days of work and then sweet freedom!

weekly update

Last weekend Scott and I sat down and made goals for the week. Here’s how I did:

Good week considering I was still a little under the weather and work has been much more stressful than usual. 

Next week’s goals are much more relaxed because birthday week + vacation. Yay!