It’s been in the 60s and 70s all weekend and I couldn’t feel more blessed to have the windows open while still enjoying the Christmas lights. After last year’s artic winter, it’s nice to think this year might be just a bit more mild. (Fingers crossed)
Devin and I started our weekend off with a good gym workout. I had us to do a fitness test, thanks to Paige who recommended it. You simply complete 1 minute of these exercises and see how many you can complete:
- Squat Jumps
- Sit Ups
It was hard. We still went into our typical workouts after the fit test, but I’m definitely feeling the results of doing 1 minute straight of burpees and squats! Yikes!
Doing a fit test in certain time increments is one way to measure your improvement and also spot over training.
In the afternoon, we decided to head to Mt. Vernon since they decorate the entire grounds for Christmas. We met our friends Maria and Dario and went to get tickets. Sadly, Mt. Vernon closes at 4pm! I felt so silly not looking up the times, but thought that seeing Christmas décor would be much more fun in the dark (lights right!?). The man at the information booth did inform us that we could join the “Death & Mourning Tour”. It just didn’t seem like it fit the theme of holiday cheer, so we moved on.
We drove about 20 minutes away to the National Harbor and went into the Gaylord Hotel to see their Christmas decorations. The whole place felt like Santa’s workshop. On the pier, they had another Christmas tree close to the Ferris wheel. If you’ve never been to the National Harbor, the area has cute shops, restaurants, and a beautiful view of the Potomac.
Today, we had a nice lazy Sunday. Devin and I definitely aren’t used to eating rich foods and woke up feeling extremely under the weather from our dinner out on Saturday. So I set out to make homemade chicken soup! It seemed perfect for uneasy stomachs.
We also took time to declutter some areas that had gotten away from us. Our office was mission #1. We had so many boxes from wedding orders and Christmas present deliveries.
I was finally able to get my desk area put together with my medals and race bibs. It’s so sad to think they’ve been packed away since we moved in back in March
We also took a little time to relax and watch Racing Extinction. Since Devin works for Discovery, we had been hearing about the documentary for a few months It was very thought provoking and actually sad to see how certain species are treated. It’s a must watch from us!
Now we’re finishing up the weekend y enjoying homemade food goodies – Chicken Soup
and Apple Crisp (recipe from Cookie and Kate)
How was your weekend?