I don’t want to confuse you or anything but I am about to share my workout recap today, which is Monday, rather than yesterday, which was Sunday.
I gave myself a holiday weekend break from my usual Sunday morning posting so let’s take a quick look at my workouts and combine them with some July 4th highlights — it was a great weekend 🙂
Monday – Pure Barre Studio Series DVD & 30 Minutes Elliptical
Tuesday – 10 Miles
I completed Lisa’s twist on my negative split workout which had me running in a 3-2-1 pattern.
I ran that negative spit pattern three times and added a cool down mile at the end.
Such a fun and challenging way to complete 10 miles!
Wednesday – Pure Barre Mile High DVD & 3 Recovery Miles
Thursday – 8 Miles
Loved this speed workout!
- 2 miles – > warm up
- 4 miles -> .50 mile speed/.50 mile recovery
- 1 mile – > speed
- 1 -> cool down
The mile splits do not show the real picture/give enough credit to how hard I was pushing during the half miles of speed– I was really proud of my effort.
Friday – Pure Barre 60 Minute Online Workout & A Few Recovery Miles
I made the decision to order Pure Barre’s new online 60-minute workout. For $19.99, I have access to the video for one year from any device.
60 minutes is now the longest Pure Barre at-home routine I have yet it didn’t feel so long.
I really liked it but still need to do this workout a few more times before really giving my opinion.
With my workout for the day complete, I was ready for the long holiday weekend to begin.
After sitting by the pool for a bit, we went for lunch at the Premiere Diner, although I ordered my favorite diner breakfast–baked oatmeal.
The diner only makes one batch of the baked oatmeal in the morning so there’s always that chance they run out by noon but I got really lucky. With a side of warmed milk, oh it’s just so good!
Another gorgeous Friday night down at Prime (or should I say “up” at Prime since it’s considered the north shore?)
Saturday – 13.25 Miles
I ran 9 miles on my own (the 3-2-1 negative split method again from Lisa) and then my favorite fitness pal joined me for the last 4 miles.
My shoes are so dirty! I can’t even look at them.
We spent the rest of the day on the south shore, first by my parents for lunch where I combined vegetable cream cheese with a cinnamon raisin bagel because the craving told me to do so.
Our Saturday night plans were in the same neighborhood where I grew up and provided a backyard view of the Jones Beach fireworks show.
Living on the island (Long Island, that is) is just the best, especially in the summer.
I could do without humidity hair although but I guess it’s part of spending your night out on the water.
Can we discuss dessert for a minute?
Someone made this m&m cake which, after searching for it on pinterest, is technically referred to as a piñata cake.
You somehow bake the cake with a pile of mini m&m’s in the center so that when you cut it open, they come pouring out. It was so cool!
I want to make a cake like this only I want to bake it from scratch with layers of frosting between the cake layers and of course, frost the outside of the cake with chocolate fudge.
The only issue with a chocolate frosting and m&m’s is that the chocolates may clash in flavor in which case, maybe we go with a whipped cream frosting. Yes, I have given this a lot of thought since Saturday night.
Sunday – 60 Minute Pure Barre Video
After Pure Barre, my friend picked me up for a beach day down in Long Beach.
She even packed me fruit which I ate in the car before we arrived on the sand.
We walked the boardwalk, got our nails done (we both needed a manicure and getting it done yesterday meant not needing to find the time during the week), had lunch and relaxed.
So now it’s time for Monday which is never easy but hey, at least it isn’t snowing 🙂July 4th weekend highlights & workout recap #running #purebarre #weekend #Prime #longbeach… Click To Tweet
Did you have a nice weekend? Did you run a holiday race?
Have you ever made a piñata cake?
Favorite thing to order at a diner?