Friday, May 21, 2010

5 For Friday

This has been one busy week so I've decided to try something new today and see how it goes.

My first Five For Friday list:

1. I made a great dinner last night! I had told Woody the day before that I'd make dinner, so even though it had been an exhausting day, I made a pretty great meal. Mine was a little different than his, but they both had the same main ingredients. This was mine:
salad with a sundried tomato basil chicken sausage from TJ's, fresh asparagus and sugar snap peas from Shushan Valley Hydro farm (picked up at the farmers market), and carrots. Woody's sausage was tucked nicely in a large piece of a pretzel baguette, I took a small piece for myself. Yum!

2. Queens, NY. Woody enjoys watching "The King of Queens." You know, now in syndication show with Jerry Stiller playing the only character he can, Leah Remini as the nagging wife, and Kevin James is the bumbling guy with a blue collar job who just wants to watch sports and eat pizza. The other day when I was returning "Born To Run" at the library, I noticed "Paul Bart: Mall Cop" sitting on the DVD shelf and remembered how hard Woody laughed at the preview we saw in the theater forever ago, so I checked it out and brought it home. It's on the list for this weekend, when we're also heading out to tour Astoria, Queens for a personal tour by Gracela. We are thinking about possibly looking for a new apartment out there. A somewhat scary thought, but it would be nice to save a little money on rent and see a new neighborhood.

3. Tomorrow at 1pm is the annual Dance Parade in NYC - more specifically on Broadway from 21st St, then down University to St Marks and over to Tompkins Square Park where there will be a dance party from 3 to 7pm. Their "mission is to to promote dance as an expressive and unifying art form by showcasing all forms of dance, educating the general public about the opportunity to experience dance and celebrate the diversity of dance." Needless to say, there will be a lot of dancing, you'll hear a lot of different types of music, and see incredible costumes.

4. I haven't had a chance to read many blogs the last few days, but THIS is one that I did read last night and glad that I did. Keisha wrote about the different types of runs - easy/recovery runs, tempo runs, fartleks, etc. It's a great resource for both new runners and those who want to add a little spice to their running lives. It's really well laid out and very easy to understand.

5. I've been asked for some tips on using the foam roller. I don't use any particular 'method' with the foam roller, I typically use it to work out particular spots where I am sore or have knots. Whether I am focusing on my quads, hamstrings or calf muscles, my legs are usually straight. However, when working on the quads, when I bend my knee I am able to feel deeper pressure. So, try it both with your legs straight and knees bent and you'll probably have a better experience!

I hope you all have a healthy and active weekend!

Workout Stats -
20mi bike
3x10 side arm raise
3x12 hammer curls
3x10 weighted side bends
3x12 hamstring deadlift, bicep curl, shoulder press combo
(with 30 jumping jacks after every 2 sets)
foam roller & stretching


Jocelyn said...

My friend lives in Astoria and loves it. I'm more of a Manhattan girl..even though I live at the very very top.
I may have to swing by the Dance Parade this weekend. I had no idea it was going on!

Molly said...

I lived in Astoria for four years, and it's a great place!!! My sis lives there now, right by the park.

btw, I passed a blog award on to you....

ALFIE said...

that salad looks awesome, lisa! i'm jealous :)

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

Have a great weekend.

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

I love King of Queens! that was one of our fav shows;-)

and niiicce dinner. a lil' jealous over here

sarah said...

Astoria is great! Tons of Greek food and parking. What else could you want?

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

busy lady! dinner looks great!
sounds like a great weekend in NYC- have fun!
I am curious how that movie is!