It was a long weekend here in Canada because of Victoria Day on Monday. It’s the unofficial kick off for summer. Though the weather definitely didn’t feel very summery. I’ve been rainy and cold since Thursday.
Friday I took a flow and restore yoga class with a really good friend of mine teaching at the Yoga Shala. It’s always a treat to go to a class of hers. She’s the one who got me into yoga back in the day. My very first yoga class was her first practice class when she was going through yoga teacher training.
The class was the best mix of working hard for the first part of class and relaxing at the very end. There’s something about that combination that just works perfectly.
After dinner on Friday I had part of this blueberry pie. They have them at the grocery store every once in awhile, so I picked up a blueberry one as well as an apple one.
They’re only a few inches across, so they’re the perfect size to split with someone. I warmed it up in the microwave for 20 seconds or so and it was perfect. What is it about pie that’s so delicious?
I finally finished reading The Desire Map (affiliate link) over the weekend. It’s taken me awhile to get through it, but now that I’m finished it, I’m actually kind of glad that I went through it relatively slow. I was really able to absorb what I was reading and think about it.
In case you’re curious, my core desired feelings are abundant, connected, mindful, and successful. If you’ve also gone through The Desire Map and have figured out your core desired feelings, I’d love to hear what they are in the comments below.
I took Friday and Saturday off from cardio because my knee was feeling a bit off. It didn’t really hurt so much as felt achy. I’m happy to report though that with two days off and a shorter workout on Sunday, my knee felt tons better. I’m thinking I’ll make this a bit f a lighter week in terms of cardio just in case.
After my workout on Sunday I decided to head downtown to meet up with my boyfriend.
We played with his Bulldog puppy before heading out to lunch. He just got this beaver chew toy and he thoroughly enjoyed it. Winston goes through toys because he chews holes in them, pulling out the stuffing which makes a mess. So far his beaver is holding up, though the ears are taking looking worse for wear.
We ended up at Gruman’s for lunch. It’s a really delicious Jewish deli. They have all the usual stuff that you would expect, from pickles to smoked meat to potato latkes.
I decided to go with breakfast for dinner and ordered eggs benedict. They came two poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, half an english muffin, two potato latkes and a really delicious side salad. I can’t even remember the last time I got eggs benedict. They were really good!
My Monday morning workout was at the gym again. I spent 30 minutes on the elliptical followed by a 10 minute cool down walking the track. It felt really good to workout and get sweaty – it’s such a good stress reliever.
My dad and I went out for lunch on Monday. We decided to head out to the Mad Rose pub because we couldn’t decided on what we wanted to eat. We figured a pub would have everything from pizza to sandwiches to burgers, so we could find something that would appeal to us.
I ordered the chicken quesadilla. I’ve very grateful that they put the jalapenos on the side – I’m a huge wimp when it comes to spicy food so I didn’t have to deal with them in the quesadilla.
I ended my long weekend the same way I started it – with some yoga. I went to Yoga in Bowness for a yin class. I always feel great after class and it was the same last night. I’m so grateful that I have yoga to help with my tight hips and remind me to slow down. It’s so easy to get caught up in the go go go lifestyle and think that my tight hips and hamstrings are normal. They’re not, and yoga is a good reminder of that.
What was the highlight of your weekend? Tell me about it in the comments.
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