Friday’s here, WOO!

What’s on tap for the weekend, friends?  For me it’s a low-key night in tonight, a bridal shower and a friend’s birthday party tomorrow (busy Saturday!), and my brother’s birthday dinner on Sunday night.

I just wanted to pop in and share two things with you guys before I tackle my morning workout and my workday.

First, two salads.  I was flipping through my phone yesterday and realized that I took pictures of two different salads this week that I have yet to write about on the blog.

Second, the outdoor workout I did with my class yesterday.

Would that really be three things since it’s TWO salads?

Here goes!

Salad #1:  Grilled Turkey Tips, Avocado, and Apple Salad

Grilled turkey tips with sliced avocado, apples, tomatoes, red onions and cucumbers over a bed of lettuce.  I had this for dinner when I met up with my friend Jess at the British Beer Company in Walpole on Saturday night.  It was yummy and filling!  Catching up with Jess was fun too — she had lots of fun stories to share from her honeymoon.  We were at the BBC for about two hours when some LOUD live music came on and we could barely hear each other talking from across the table anymore.  We decided to leave and head down the street to Sky Restaurant.  We’ve both always wanted to try that place, and it seemed lounge-ish and cool.  Well, we were the ONLY people in there!  It was super weird and awkward.  The place gets rave reviews online, so maybe it’s just because the Celtics were on so everyone was at a sports bar (I almost just wrote sports bra by accident) instead?  I’m not sure if I’d go back there though based on this one experience.  Hmmm.  Either way, fun times with Jess!

Salad #2:  Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad

Tossed greens, corn, black beans, scallions, cilantro, and grilled chicken with lemon avocado dressing.  This was my dinner on Wednesday night when I met up with Allison and Tracy for dinner at Christopher’s in Porter Square.  This one was good, but not the best salad I’ve ever had.  The dressing was a tad on the spicy side, and I found that I was already hungry by the time I got home.  I do LOVE Christopher’s though!  Great little dinner/drinks spot fo sho.

Okay, now I can delete these pics from my phone.  🙂

First Outdoor Class of the Season

Onto the third thing, the outdoor workout I had my 6am class do yesterday.  It’s been SO dreary in Boston this week, so of course I jumped on the chance to take our workout outside when I heard yesterday’s weather was going to be beautiful!  I think some people were a little taken aback by this, but everyone usually is when I introduce something new and then they end up loving it later.

We did this on the basketball court!

Note — the cardio pieces were all done immediately after each class member completed the previous combination.  Some people obviously then did the cardio for longer than others.  No matter what, we all did the cardio together for at least 10 seconds before moving into the next prescribed combo.

I loved being outside!  There’s something about it, especially at 6:00am, that sets such a good tone for the rest of the day.  I hope everyone else liked it too!  I know Jen did, at least 🙂

Anybody have a really good salad lately?  Thoughts on taking your workouts outside?  What’s up for the weekend?  Anything else you’d like to share?  

Off to the gym for a workout with Tim!  Upper body focus today because my legs are on FIRE after all my workouts this week.  Enjoy the day 🙂