Weekend Recap: Restaurants, Workouts and Puppy Love

by agirlandhermutt on August 27, 2013

I’m ready to start the week!

Technically, it is Tuesday so you are probably well into your week. Good for you! I’m a little slower to get moving. Right. Lets get to a weekend recap.



I took Friday off from any form of exercising. Well, unless you could me walking from my car to a restaurant exercising.

Boston is smack dab in the middle of Restaurant Week. Just in case you aren’t familiar with Restaurant Week is, it is 2 weeks at 2 different points in the year where specific restaurants put together a 3 course meal and offer it for $38.13. Last year it was $38.12 and next year it will be $38.14. It is a nice way to try out some more of the expensive $$$ restaurants around town for less money.

The BF and I decided to hit up Cinquecento. I’ve been once before and really enjoyed it. This time around I enjoyed it just as much! The service was great, the food was fantastic and the ambiance was fun but a touch romantic.

Chicken & Broccoli Rabe…Mmmm.


I’ve been nursing a little bit of a tweaked leg injury for the past week or so. At Thursday’s bootcamp I didn’t participate in the majority of the running exercises and was feeling a bit frustrated. I thought about skipping my usual strength training class on Saturday morning, but decided to just go and do what I could. I’m so glad I did! I ended up feeling top notch and having a beast of a workout. I was pleasantly pleased.

I followed up with a day of being an adult. I washed clothes, cleaned my house and took a nap. The final reward for a hard day’s work was a movie, The World’s End.


I love a good British comedy. Sometimes I’m not exactly sure what they are saying, but it sounds funny so I laugh.


I had full intentions of just hitting up my usual yoga class for some nice stretch & relaxation. Fun Fact: I took a class in college called Stretch & Relaxation. 😉 However, when I got to the gym I was notified that a “new schedule was released”. I asked to see it and was given the exact same schedule as I have at home except someone took a black sharpie to it and put a “X” over yoga on Sunday. Seriously.

I figured since I was there I would just hop on the elliptical and go until I got bored. It took me 1 hr and finishing the book I was reading before I decided to call it a day. I headed home, gathered up the mutt and then headed out for a walk and trip to the park.

In fun fashion news…I purchased a pair of patterned workout pants. It isn’t anything crazy but it isn’t plain ol’ black. Eek! I want to wear them all of the time! I feel so daring and out there.


The weather was just fantastic over the weekend and I tried to soak it all in with dinner on the patio, lots of outdoor Korky time and opening every single window in my house.

I can feel summer leaving and for the first time in years, I’m going to miss it! I am not a huge fan of the heat, but this year I was a little less fat so the heat was a little more tolerable. 😉 The BF and Kork both appreciate my new love for the outdoors.


Since I’m always a day behind on these weekend recaps I figured I would add in what I was up to on my Monday.

I started the week with some serious sweat. Surprised?! Back to the whole nursing a tweaked leg thing. I think part of my problem has been trying to fit too much between my bootcamp classes on Tuesday and Thursday. Spinning has been suffering and I haven’t really enjoyed it for the last few weeks. I decided to switch things up and went last night instead. I was kind of prepared to not be into it, but since I paid ahead of time I figured I would just go and suck it up.

Long story short…don’t want to go to the gym?! Do it anyway!It felt so good to have fresh legs on the bike instead of recovering from bootcamp legs. It made a world of difference and I think I’ll follow this schedule till the end of my session.

I came home and whipped up some Zucchini Pockets. I’ll be sharing more on these tomorrow.

Last, but certainly not least, I realized at the last minute that yesterday was National Dog Day. Here at A Girl & Her Mutt, we love a good celebration. I let Korky know he was the best dog a girl could ask for and then gave him a bone that I let him chew under my bed in peace. Everyone was happy at the end of the day.


I hope you all had a great weekend! I’ve got a busy week coming up and I’m trying not to get too excited about the holiday weekend coming up. It is only Tuesday for goodness sake!

See ya tomorrow!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Paige @ Your Trainer Paige August 27, 2013 at 3:32 pm

I’m seriously intrigued by those zucchini pockets! I’ve never heard of that.
Great job on the workouts, Erin 🙂


giedre August 27, 2013 at 4:04 pm

ditto on the comment above! I want the recipe! 🙂


jen @nutcaseinpoint August 27, 2013 at 8:15 pm

haha love the ‘new’ schedule. except for the fact that it killed your plans!


Jan @ Sprouts n Squats August 28, 2013 at 7:44 am

That movie sounds like a good one!

Love your new ‘daring’ pants they look great 🙂


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