A thrilling Valentine’s Day + last week’s workouts

February 15, 2017

Get ready to hear about the most thrilling Valentine’s Day ever! Monday night I got home from work to find some lovely treats from our nanny and some very happy valentines.

A Fit MessThe girls were eager to go through the cards they received from school. They got to enjoy a chocolate and a sucker (I’m a softy!).

 But this girl!

Our Valentine’s Day started early. Ashlyn woke me up at 4:45 am. She had been up all night coughing and none of us got any sleep. Then Maddie got up around 5:30 am and both girls had runny noses and a cough. I made them a Valentine’s Day smoothie (banana + strawberry + kale + cherry juice) and added some First Defense immune support.

We opened some goodies that my MIL sent (so sweet) which perked them up a bit, but for most of the morning they were miserable. My kids are so crabby when they are sick!

By 9:00 am I was spent. Coincidentally, Matt texted me that he had a client cancellation and asked if I wanted him to come home for a bit so I could take a run. As if I even needed to answer, right? I flew out the door as soon as he arrived and went for a 6 mile run. It was exactly what I needed. It changed my whole mood.

So did this 🙂

After my run I showered and played with the girls a bit more before their nap. They were feeling and acting much better by the afternoon.

I managed to make meatballs and bake a spaghetti squash for dinner which was about as romantic as I got. We settled in for Netflix and wine later that evening, which was pretty perfect. So was this card…

Our Valentine’s Day has changed quite a bit now that we have children, but honestly, I would rather stay in with wine, dinner, and a movie (and sleeping children!) then head to a crowded restaurant.

Last week’s workouts


@ home workout

20 minutes AMRAP

  • 20 skaters
  • 15 pick push ups
  • 10 v-ups
  • 20 jump squats
  • 15 dips
  • 10 power push ups


*I got 6 rounds




Orangetheory: Strength Day (lots of lunges, ab work, and incline treadmill work)


@ home strength workout

3 rounds:

  • dumbbell row to push up (16 total)
  • dumbbell curls (10-12 reps)
  • weighted crunch with alternating leg lifts (30, total)


3 rounds:

  • skull crushers (12 reps)
  • lateral raises (12 reps)
  • spiderman planks (30 total)


3 rounds:

  • one arm shoulder press (15 reps per side)
  • high rows (15 reps)
  • weighted sit ups (30 total)



3 mile run


OTF: Strength Day (again!) -> no clue what we did!


5.50 mile run (It was in the 70s and so dang hot I had to keep stopping!)



How was your Valentine’s Day?

Anyone else stay in?

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