Monday, May 9, 2011

Above the Streets

I wish I had some great race recap or run to tell you about today, but that's still going to have to wait a while. After taking Thursday and Friday off from the gym, I did get back there on Saturday though, and felt much better! I am really glad I took those two days off. You can check out my workout details below if you're interested. They really aren't that exciting, but it's what I have to do to get back to running.

Woody and I both cooked eggs for breakfast after the gym. After he declared his breakfast "picture worthy" he decided he wanted me to share with you what he put together! I followed suit with my eggs including: yellow squash, zucchini, peppers and dandelion.

After breakfast, I didn't do a whole lot. We went to the farmers market, which was the first time I'd been there this Spring!! We left with kale, asparagus, and apples.

Went to Best Buy, where I bought a cover for my new Kindle, and stopped off at Trader Joe's before taking the bus home. I still needed to be careful with my leg so I hung out at home the rest of the afternoon even though it was absolutely gorgeous out.

After a short workout in our building's gym, I did a bunch of chores around the apartment. Now that I'm able to do a little more, I'm trying to make up for all the stuff Woody has been doing the past few weeks. I also decided we needed to change our plans for the day. It was absolutely gorgeous outside so we needed to take advantage of it!

It might be hard to believe that we hadn't been to The Highline yet, but it's true. Sunday was the perfect day to go explore.

If you don't know, The Highline is a park on the west side of Manhattan. The elevated area was built in the 1930's to life dangerous trains off the street for companies to deliver their goods to the warehouses along the Hudson River. The elevated tracks haven't been used for trains in decades and were pretty much an eyesore until the city decided to turn it into a park! Once the second section is complete, the park will be a mile and a half long. It's such a great place to spend a few hours. If you visit the city (or live here) I definitely recommend you check out this innovative and green park!
  • How did you celebrate Mother's Day?
  • Have you ever been to a park in a really unusual place?
  • What was the best part of your weekend?
Saturday's workout -
20min elliptical
8min arm bike
250 crunches
2x15 weighted side bends
2x20 front arm raise
2x15 overhead tricep extension
2x20 cable pushdown
4x20 hip raise
2x20 seated row
3x15 back extension
1x40sec superman
1x50sec superman
foam roller

Sunday's workout -
20min elliptical
2x20 lat pulldown
2x15 upright row
2x20 hammer curl
100 crunches

Sunday's workout -
20min elliptical
2x15 lateral arm raise
100 crunches
3x15 reverse crunches
foam roller
*workout cut short due to weird stomach ache.


Karen said...

Wow your breakfast looks amazing! Yum yum! :0) Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend!!

MrsQ318 said...

Wow, I really need to start getting more creative with my breakfasts... That looks so good! :)

Michelle said...

Your workouts always inspire me to get more crunches in.

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

I love that they're turning the raised tracks into a park!

That breakfast looks delicious.

I called my mom on mother's day and lamented that I live so far away.

Holley @ Lunges and Lashes said...

i hate when the stomach aches attack, sometimes just comes out of no where... so annoying! mangoes and farmers market is my idea of a good time!

Molly said...

Yay for the farmers market!! I need to have you guys make me breakfast : ) hope your leg is feeling better today!

Penny said...

That breakfast looks yummy. I love Trader Joes. I would love to visit the Highline Park, it looks beautiful.

Julie D. said...

I always love your pictures around the city...some day I will make it to NYC to visit!! Looks beautiful.