Sunday, February 1, 2015


Birthday brunch!

I've never been one to celebrate my birthday over multiple days but, because I worked a night shift on my actual birthday, we celebrated me turning a year older over the weekend. On Saturday we had a dozen or so people over to our loft for morning cocktails and a light brunch. Lee made delicious lemon almond scones and, because it was my birthday, of course we had Tuile pastries.

Their savory quiche might be dethroning the morning bun as my favorite weekend treat.

We drank coffee, mimosas, and bloody marys and sat around chatting while the four toddlers, two babies and two kids ran wild around our loft. It was loud and chaotic and wonderful and exactly how I wanted to celebrate my birthday.

Alice went to my mom's for a sleepover on Saturday so that Lee could take me to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. We haven't had a date night with just the two of us in what feels like ages and it was so nice to talk and laugh and argue and reconnect. Going back to work and applying for grad school has upped my stress level and I've been somewhat of a handful the last few weeks. It was good to shake off the stress, put on some heels and go out on the town with my man.

It was also amazing to sleep in till 7:30AM on Sunday.

Lee and I went for a snowy trail run on Sunday afternoon before heading to our friends' house for a Super Bowl party. And then we picked up Alice and brought pizza to celebrate my mom's birthday. Thanks, Mom, for all that you do for me, Lee, and our crazy toddler.

How was your weekend? Were you happy with the outcome of the Super Bowl? Despite having lived in Boston, I didn't care who won that silly (and morally questionable!!) game.

Weekly + Weekend Workouts: Monday - CrossFit! Tempo front squats 4 sec down, 2 sec at the bottom, fast up (4,3,3,2,4,8) = heaviest weight 103lbs. Then with a partner AMRAP 3 rounds against a 6 min clock: 400m run + 10 wall balls (14lbs), partner does burpees while other partner does wall balls = 313 reps. Tuesday - CrossFit! Shoulder press (8,6,6,7,10 = 83lbs) + 90 degree bent over rows (8,6,6,7,10 = 63lbs), then for time: 15 shoulder to overhead (65) + 20 pull-ups (blue band) + 25 double unders + 1000m row + 25 double unders + 20 pull-ups + 15 shoulder to overhead = 9:58. Wednesday - Birthday trail run! 4.5 miles/48min/793 ft elev gain. Thursday - Rest day. Friday - CrossFit! Bench press (8,6,6,7,10 = heaviest 93lbs) + 45 degree row (same reps = 73lbs), then 4 RFT of: 12 thrusters (65lbs) + 12 box overs + 12 plate burpees + 12 back rack walking lunges (65lbs). Saturday - Rest day! Sunday - Trail run to Mt Wire! 5.1 miles/1:16min/2,104 ft elev gain.

Lee's Sunday AM breakfast (that's a virgin, pre-trail run bloody mary) // The Alpenglow on the Wasatch mountains.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday! What a great birthday celebration. I love that you live in SLC, so I can take care of Alice and give you two a break now and then. Glad you had a wonderful night out with Lee. xoxo


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