A day with a friend is never a waste!
Couple of months ago my close friend had mentioned she wanted to go to a specific mall while we were on vacation, and today was the day:)
I met her at ten am, and we went from there. I was terrified when we walked in the doors and I immediately saw a running vest I wanted. Was that what today was going to be like? Was I going to spend a ton of money?
Thankfully not. I put the vest on hold so I could think about it and we carried on. We saw super cute home wares and then cute baby toys too!We both had a couple of stores we wanted to go to, but mostly we just wandered. I checked out the kids shoe store, but there were no amazing deals and nothing I desperately needed. I stopped into the Apple store in Best Buy and they were no help with transferring my app:(. We then broke for lunch. After perusing the food court ( we didn’t want to take the time for a restaurant meal) we decided to split a Freshii Bamboo bowl and each get their new dairy free smoothie.
My friend was a little upset at how little I took of the bowl, but I knew the smoothie would be plenty, and I was right! Both were mighty delicious though.
Refreshed we went back to the shopping. I almost bought my SIL a mug from Anthropologie for her birthday, but my mom reminded me that as a teacher, she probably gets a ton. I had a good look through J Crew, but again, no great sales and nothing I desperately needed. Free People and Forever 21 were the same.
I did have success in David’s Tea at getting Queen of Tarts hibiscus tea for my dad and a present for my friend whose birthday it is tomorrow- tea lip gloss, tea spoon, tea chocolate and her favorite tea.
I also had success in Whole Foods. Like me, my friend likes to wander through grocery stores just to see what they have. WF had a few gluten free and dairy free products on sale that I hadn’t tried before, so I picked those up:)
We went back to Simons and I bought the running jacket as I have been looking for one. I hope it works well. It has elastic at the bottom and I didn’t know if I wanted that or not, but I guess we’ll soon find out😂
Upon coming home, I knew I needed to get out for my run as I had a double boost from my teammates that I didn’t want to waste! I turned on Strava and off I went. I managed 5.1km in 33 minutes so I was happy:)
This evening I also got a circuit workout in. It had three circuits and in each there was 6-8 exercises you had to do for a minute each. The first was all about legs- pile squats, lunges, jacks, wall sit, sumo squats, leg raises, and regular squats.
The second circuit was all arms: pushups, dips, bicep curls, and plank. I had to do the dips and pushups twice.
The final set was and- plank, bicycles twice, right plank, left plank, v ups, hip dips and reverse crunches.
I could swear I’ve been working out regularly, but I was sweating through this workout like I was out of shape!
After all this, I utilized the lovely roller bar my brother had given me for my last birthday, boy did that feel good!!!
Well I have the front and back of my sweater sewn together, but I’ve been having difficulty getting the sleeves attached. I’ll give it another try tonight as I want to be able to do the collar tomorrow!
I just had to try out one of the new products I bought today (which necessitated the workout this evening)😂
This does not have a strong base taste like ice cream made with coconut milk has. It just tastes deliciously of cinnamon. It also has big chunks of cinnamon cookie dough throughout. I would definitely buy this again! Though perhaps it would be better if I didn’t!😂