Rest Day on Thursday
Today is like my Friday as I am off work tomorrow. My legs are screaming at me from yesterday's hill repeats, so I am happily taking today as my rest day. I will, however, admit that it's sort of hard to take today off. It's another gorgeous day and I believe I'm getting addicted to the lunchtime runs. But, I'll behave myself and listen to my body.
Tomorrow I plan on starting a new weight rotation. Really looking forward to that actually. I am taking the concept of the Chad Waterbury Total-Body Training rotation that I did previously but with a little bit of a change. I felt that it was an awesome upper body rotation. I saw some real gains in that area, however, lower body seemed to suffer. So rather than doing 3 total body days working each muscle group with only one exercise, I am going to alternate between total body with more leg work, an upper only with plyo legs, then another total body with more leg work.
The the general set up is that Weeks 1 and 2 I use a different exercise for each muscle each day of the week and each day the sets/reps change. Week 1 is done as a straight sets and Week 2 is done as supersets with the goal of increasing the weight 1.25-1.75%. Then weeks 3 and 4 the sets will increase by 1. Weeks 5 and 6, the sets/reps completely switch starting the week with super high reps and ending with low. Same again for Weeks 7 and 8 with sets increasing by 1. Sorry if this is all boring and confusing. Here's an example of Weeks 1 - 4.
Happy Hour Canceled
I was supposed to be heading to a Girls' Martini Happy Hour, but that sort of fell through unfortunately. Maybe it was for the best though. I don't usually drink martinis, but there is the swanky little restaurant around the corner from my office that offers $4 fruit infused martinis for ladies on Thursday nights. I almost never go to the happy hour because I work on Fridays and don't typically go out on "school" nights. However, I am off tomorrow so thought I might actually enjoy one of these awesome bad boys. Seriously, they are almost too good. The flavors change weekly from melon infused to combos like pineapple and strawberry. MMMMM.
I usually prefer beer or wine over hard liquor. Are you a martini drinker?
Boring Dinner for a Post (but tasty)
Jason did end up meeting me at Lulav, but they only had one martini flavor "ready" and the service stunk. Sorry, not sticking around for that. So we went next door to a relaxed little lunch spot that we typically hit for Friday happy hour. At least the service is good there. We just enjoyed relaxed conversation for about an hour then headed home. No fancy dinner tonight. Just a go-to dinner of a pre-made veggie patty (Eggplant Cannellini Burgers) and baked sweet potato "fries." Yep, sometimes I can be boring with meals LOL. Since this is such a staple, I opted out of photos. I hope you don't mind. BUT if you don't mind repeat pics, let me know please. I'll post pics of dinners, even repeats, if you that's what you guys want. I'm here to please. ;-)