Hi guys! I hope you’re enjoying a lovely holiday week – and, if you celebrate it, that you had a great Christmas yesterday! Riese is napping so I thought I’d pop in and say hello and share how our week has been so far.
Let’s start with fitness!
Matt and I ended up not leaving for Pittsburgh until Saturday (vs. Friday), but a nice benefit of that was we got the chance to quickly see my brother and his fiance before leaving!
I went out for a quick run with them and then we all had brunch before Matt, Riese, and I hit the road. It was nice to get some fresh air and movement before sitting in the car for the rest of the day!
My other run since I last checked in was on Christmas Day! Matt and I met our friend Tom for a run when Riese went down for her nap around lunchtime.
MY OTHER RECIPES
Blurry action shot of the guys –
4 miles is my sweet spot lately apparently!
Other fitness of the week has been a couple fun studio classes with friends who are also in town for the holidays (or who live here)! On Monday morning, my friend Megan organized a private pilates reformer class for a few of us at her favorite fitness place in Sewickley (the town outside Pittsburgh where Matt’s family lives), called The Studio.
I’ve done reformer pilates (where you are on a machine, pictured) a couple times before but not in many years – I loved it! I will have to go more often in DC because it was fun and it felt like a great way to strengthen some of my muscles (like hips, core, etc.) that have gotten weak and imbalanced postpartum – I bet it would help with running, too!
Lastly, I hit up a hot power yoga class at Salt Power Yoga this morning with my friend Janice. It felt really good to sweat! The class was PACKED – apparently everyone else had the same idea. No photo because it was too crazy in there!
I have tons of food photos, too, but I’ll save those for my next post, coming soon. For now, I will leave you with a photo of Riese meeting Santa in town on Monday – she was super unsure about who this random guy was, but she didn’t start crying immediately so we called it a win. 😉