First things first, check out my Friday Five on the Windy City Bloggers Collective last week.
|My headshot for my WCBC Friday Five post|
Workout summary and some fitness tweaks
Here are my workouts from the week:
MONDAY - Yoga class
TUESDAY - 40 minutes strength-training
WEDNESDAY - Zumba class, Mobility 101 class
THURSDAY - Strength Max class
FRIDAY - Yoga class
SATURDAY - 3 miles of speedwork (10-minute warm-up, 2:1 tempo/recovery ratio at 7.5 MPH/3.0 MPH, 7 repeats), 20 minutes strength-training
SUNDAY - Rest
More on this later, but I want to increase my strength work from two days a week to at least three. I also want to include more interval work on my cardio days. Both of these intentions led to my speedwork/strength-work combo yesterday. The speedwork was challenging, as it always is, which is always why I struggle to find the motivation to do it. I need to keep reminding myself that even a little bit of moderate interval training is better than none at all.
Now, let's shift to recapping the festivities from the past week/weekend!
Break the Fast
On Wednesday night, Adam's colleague, Brian, invited us to a "Break the Fast" dinner following Yom Kippur. It was a fun gathering with lively company and an enormous amount of food.
|Not surprisingly, the desserts were my favorite part!|
On Thursday night, Erin and I attended a party at Golden Crown Jewelers, where our friend Margaret works. I got to try on a couple of rings, both with price tags that made my eyes glaze over.
Dining for Dimes
On Friday night, Adam and I attended the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction. Adam's friends Dan and Lori are big supporters of the March of Dimes Foundation, and they invited us to join their table.
|One of several dessert options|
|The chefs on stage being recognized for their contributions|
On both Saturday and Sunday, I took advantage of the Open House Chicago event, which is hosted by the Chicago Architectural Foundation. This is a weekend in which over 200 buildings provide free behind-the-scenes access. I relish any opportunities to explore the city beneath the surface, so this is one of my favorite weekends of the year.
The Open House Chicago sojourns deserve their own post. In the meantime, here is a snapshot from Sts. Volodymyr & Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church, one of the sites I visited yesterday:
Last night, Adam and I went to our first Blackhawks game of the season. It felt really great to be back. I love feeling the energy of the team and the fans, hearing the music, and watching the spectacular skill and talent on the ice. As I've said many times, there are few things I enjoy more than watching a live Hawks game at the United Center.
|The pregame show displaying the name/number of Artemi Panarin, my favorite player|
The night was made even more exhilarating because...
Two teams, one city
The Cubs were playing NLCS Game 1 at the same time as the Blackhawks game. In between periods, we got to watch the Cubs game on the UC scoreboard:
Time once again to prepare for another upcoming week in the office! (How do the weekends always go by so quickly???) I am looking forward to a quieter schedule this week.
Tell me about your week and weekend!
Linking up with HoHo and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap, and with Angela and Ilka for the Sunday Fitness & Food Linkup.