Friend Dinners, Coffee, Gym, Cat

It has been a busy week so far! Still loving being at home! I made an awesome chicken/veggie soup on Monday that was delicious! I’m really loving the whole cooking thing again! I actually get excited to be making food in my own house!

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Monday night I met up with Gina and Kassie for some dinner at 10th & Piedmont in Midtown. Not really my favorite restaurant, I’ve decided. I gave it two chances but I think that’ll be the last. But it was great catching up with the girls and hearing about Kassie’s new job and her engagement!

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Tuesday I worked all day and had a fairly good day! Jon and I watched McConkey on Netflix last night. I definitely recommend it! Very interesting documentary on Shane McConkey, who was a famous free-skier and base jumper. The views in the movie were also totally awesome since I’m obsessed with snow covered mountains.

Today I woke up and headed out to the gym for a quick (accidentally) fasted workout. I did a quick run and some legs before heading home to shower. I had lunch with a friend at Fresh 2 Order and it was good to catch up with her! Her and her husband (who was actually Jon’s twin sister’s ex-boyfriend) just moved back a few months ago and I have only seen her once since she came back to Georgia!

After lunch, I headed out to the Chattahoochee Coffee Company! Hands down my new favorite coffee place in Atlanta! It’s about 20 minutes from my house but the coffee was delicious and look at the view:

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It was the perfect place to go on such a beautiful day! I stayed there for close to 2 hours! I’m pretty sure I’m going to have a weekly date with myself there!

I stopped by Whole Foods for some dinner foods (we had a big mahi mahi fail tonight- hate when fish fails since it’s not a cheap fail) and then watched two episodes of the Bachelor before Jon got home from work. Tom and I had a cuddle sesh and took some selfies. He wasn’t entertained.

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Jon and I went on a walk together and then had our bad dinner. Now I’m just typing this up, preparing to go to work tomorrow!

In other boring news, I’ve started rolling out my feet finally. I have one of the foam rollers that has the little jutting out pieces on it, so I’ve basically been doing an ischemic compression technique on the foam roller (read about it if you’re bored). I’m hoping to help with my flexibility in the bottoms of my feet. My plantar fascia is so insanely tight and I wonder if that actually has something to do with why squatting was always so difficult for me. My posterior chain is really tight anyway, but maybe it’s stemming more from my feet than I thought! Either way, I’m giving this a shot. And, also in boring news, the gym is definitely back to being a normal habit. I’ve gone every day that I’ve been off again and I never really feel like skipping it anymore!

Alrighty, have a good night!

Awesome Sunday!

I ended up having a really awesome Sunday! So much that I’m going to forgo what I wanted to talk about and just talk about my day. After having another really horrible night of sleep, I managed to drag myself out of bed in time to make breakfast and head to the gym for a 10:15 arrival. I was hoping to run and get in some squats and deadlifts, but I figured I had left too late for that since Gina was meeting me for yoga. Right as I finished up a really fast 2 miles on the treadmill (which didn’t continuously tell you your distance and IĀ hatedĀ it), Gina showed up. I was still super snotty but was able to breathe surprisingly well for being so sick. I’m sure running inside helped with that. We did our yoga and I wasn’t super miserable this time. This is my first time going at a regular gym and not at a yoga studio. Crista has managed to drag me along to random yoga studios a few times and I just hated it. It was all about breathing and they named all the poses and people were doing some crazy shit, but today it was way less advanced! I was still definitely shaking a ton, but people were pretty tame and I was able to do most of the poses. I still don’t like yoga, but I’m definitely going to try and go more often to really start working on my flexibility. But I didn’t even sweat. So that makes me feel like I didn’t get a real workout in (aside from my run).

After the gym, I called Crista to see if she was available. She was just down the road from me and was about to have brunch with Amy and Austin (a married couple she is friends with that I have met a handful of times), so I went over and we sat outside and enjoyed some brunch! The weather was perfect! I had on yoga pants and a long sleeved shirt and was comfortable! I really soaked it in because it’s supposed to snow again next week!

I left from there and went to Taco Mac to meet with Jon and his friend, Megan. We hung out for about an hour and then headed home.

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I started studying on the porch when I got home. Tom joined me. I have been easily distracted still since Jon and I are trying to finish up the wedding invitation stuff and make sure the website is fully ready since people will be looking at it now! Now I’m about to get back to biology. I should have definitely spent more quality time with my biology this weekend, but the nice weather was calling my name! And it was really nice to be able to actually spend time with people too!

I’m hoping for a good week at the gym, but the snow is supposed to hit sometime tomorrow or Tuesday (depends on where you look) so I have no idea what will happen! I think on Tuesday, but I really hope it doesn’t get too bad! I have to work Wednesday and Thursday and we have our test on Tuesday night on campus at 7pm, so we’ll see. This winter has really sucked in Atlanta! We only have one big snow a year usually so two will really be inconvenient! And if I’m snowed in, no running and no gym! Womp womp.