Hello! Just wanted to give you a recap of my weekend before I dive into what’s on the agenda for today.
Friday night, my boyfriend and I stayed in, ordered some Indian food, and played board games. Pretty low key.
Saturday, however, was much more active. We had two things on the agenda for the day:
1) Find Halloween costumes
2) Go to the Monster Mashed Up Festival in Union Square
Sadly, we failed on both of these fronts.
We spent the morning brainstorming costume ideas and ultimately decided to be characters from Harry Potter (Rita Skeeter and Mad Eye Moody). Unfortunately, we didn’t find what we needed for these costumes. We have now come up with new costume ideas but still don’t have costumes. #Halloweenisstressful
On our way to the second costume store, we walked via Union Square to go to the Monster Mashed Up Festival. It was supposed to include 150-pound pumpkins carved by artists using power tools, cemetery tours, live music, and an Oktoberfest area, among other more kid-friendly events. Unfortunately, I got the day wrong and this festival wasn’t until Sunday. Oops. So, we stopped by Union Square Donuts instead. We also stopped by the Farmer’s Market that happens every Saturday.
We sampled some delicious camambert which brought me right back to my study-abroad days in Paris where I ate it almost every day. Unforunately, it was sold out, but hopefully I’ll be able to pick some up next week!
After our failed costume quest, we stopped by Lord Hobo for some beers. I may not know too much about Boston yet, but I can tell you plenty of places to stop in and get a nice craft beer. The rest of our day was spent at home eating leftover sweet potato and black bean enchiladas and watching Supernatural.
On Sunday, I headed to the gym to take a class called Body Jam, which was supposed to be a hip-hop dance class. However, the class had been cancelled for the day due to a Zumba Instructor Training going on all day. I actually attended this training a couple years ago, right before I started teaching dance fitness classes. Zumba was (and still is, I suppose) such a craze that I was trying to make myself more marketable by learning how to instruct that class. I ended up HATING the training. It was basically a solid day of praising the man who started Zumba and telling us exactly how to structure classes, down to the exact steps we could and couldn’t use in dances and the exact music we could select. I didn’t appreciate being told I couldn’t bring any uniqueness to my class. Ok, rant over. Anyway, it turns out that the woman leading the instructor training on Sunday was actually the same woman who led my training a couple years ago. #smallworld
So instead of taking Body Jam, I did some interval running on the treadmill and ended with some rowing. I may do a recap of how I structure interval workouts at some other point. (They are are great for increasing your anaerobic threshold and your speed).
Sunday afternoon, my boyfriend and I went to a cappella rehearsal and then met up with some friends we haven’t seen in a while for dinner. It was a blast! We spent almost four hours catching up and drinking good beer. A perfect end to the weekend. (Also, sorry for the lack of pictures. Still don’t have blogging on my mind all the time.)
Now, onto today! Every Sunday, I make a meal plan and a grocery list, and I thought I’d share it with you so you would know what recipes will be coming this week!
Saturday: Leftovers/Out to dinner
Sunday: Lentils with leftover sweet potato & cauliflower/broccoli
Enjoy your Monday