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Legs, Award & Fun Facts Friday

Leg Day
Normally today would be my rest day, but this weekend I have some exciting stuff happening and need my rest day to be Sunday. So, today I went with my leg workout that I had thought briefly about doing yesterday.
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** 3-point lunge - Start with feet together and dumbbell held in both hands. Lunge forward, return to start; lunge side, return to start; lunge rear, return to start  = 1 rep.

Honestly, I didn't think this was going to be a good workout. My body is so used to rest days on Friday. I had to convince myself to get to the gym and just get moving. My legs were also sore from painting - up and down and up and down the ladder again does that to you.

In the end, it was a really good workout surprisingly. I gotta say I love it when that happens.

Fun Facts Friday - Weekend Plans
This weekend my pal Jessica from EatDrinkBreatheSweat is coming to visit along with her hubby! Jess and I started blogging one week a part and somehow found each other and connected instantly. We're long lost sisters or sisters from another life we're convinced.

Jess and I got to meet at the 2010 Cathe Road Trip. We were supposed to get to visit again this past August, but things came up that prevented that (good things, but not good for a visit). Anyway, this trip has been a long time coming. I'm simply giddy with excitement! And you guys might get a special treat on Sunday.

Jess and I are both very type A gals. But, we tried really hard to plan not to plan for this trip. Makes sense right? We came up with lots of things we'd like to do and a loose schedule, but nothing set in stone. We are planning (oh you know we have to plan) to try to go with the flow. So, here are some of the things we have planned not to plan, but are planned of course (did you follow that one?):

Saturday
  • Trip to Whole Foods - to get stuff for Pizza Saturday
  • Trip to wine store - no need to explain this one
  • Walk around the River Market
  • Go to wine bar - that happens to be in the River Market, hence walking around that area
  • Make pizza
  • Skype with Jess' sister Jolene for a virtual cheers (or Sunday if she can't Sat)
  • Play pool
Sunday
  • Go to the horse races - it's an hour away in my home town
  • Show them where I went to school and grew up
  • Dinner - undecided
  • Mandatory Skype with Jolene again
Monday
  • Walk the river trails
  • Spin class - You knew there would be workouts 
  • Open day - manicure plans fell through because I didn't schedule in time
  • Make dinner in - homemade spaghetti sauce with spaghetti squash, salad, homemade bread
Tuesday
  • Jessica is going to teach me a Barre N9ne class
  • Lunch before they have to leave
I'm thinking it's going to be an awesome weekend! Do you plan out your trips or do you try to just go with the flow - or a bit of both?

Liebster Award 
Before I go, I can't forget to mentioned this. I recently receive a Liebster award from Marina at Cowboy Country Vegetarian.


The rules are basically that I am supposed to copy/paste the award and link back plus pick my 5 fave bloggers with 200 or fewer followers. I think it's a great way to share the love and to learn about new blogs.

So what I'd really love to do is have you guys share 1 new-to-you blog that you are loving.

Daily To-Enjoy List:

  • Friday
  • Being able to clean the house after the HVAC guys leave

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