Whoa, please tell me I’m not the only one suffering from serious allergies over here! These past few weeks have brought some sneeze attacks, itching and sinus pain my way, but the worst of it hit this weekend for sure.
Our long weekend started out with an anniversary celebration. Friday marked 3 years that Boyfriend and I have been together, so we celebrated with dinner and drinks at our favorite Mexican place in town! I bought him a few little gifts and created a scavenger hunt with clues that would bring him to those gifts. I totally patted myself on the back for such a clever cute idea, but he won the gift game by getting us kayaks so we can go on lots of adventures! I’m so pumped to get out on the water with them this summer! After a delicious meal and even better margaritas, we drove up to the sound and caught sunset at one of our favorite spots. #Romantic 😉
I felt a little stuffy waking up Saturday but attributed it to the margaritas on Friday night, so I went to the gym while boyfriend headed off to work. We started with some heavy deadlifts, then a quick WOD. The workout was 3 rounds for time of 10 toes-to-bar, 8 handstand push-ups (modified on the box) and 10 deadlifts (135 lb for women) and I finished in 5:53. I left the gym and headed to Target for some sunscreen and last minute gifts for my nephew, who turned ONE on Saturday! Of course, I left with a lot more than just sunscreen and toys in my cart…because TARGET. Ugh.
Saturday afternoon I went to the beach for a few hours to soak up the sun, but came home feeling pretty congested. Boyfriend was feeling worse than me and we spent the evening watching the CrossFit Games in an anti-histamine induced blur. I was able to sleep a little through the night, but NyQuil didn’t work for boyfriend, so Sunday started off slow with plenty of lounging and rest. Not quite the weekend I was envisioning to unofficially kick off the summer season, but in the afternoon, we finally got ourselves together and headed up to Westchester to celebrate my nephew’s 1st birthday!
I can’t believe this little chunk is already a year old! Everyone had fun playing with the water table, bounce house and bubbles, even the biggest kid of them all…
And allergies be damned, we enjoyed some yummy food and an Elmo cake, which was homemade by my super talented sister-in-law.
After cake, we hopped in the car to come home for more allergy medication and sleep! Once again, I slept pretty well and boyfriend did not. Since I woke up feeling much better, I decided I would be okay to workout on Monday. Maybe I could sweat out the allergies? Our gym did Murph last weekend, but since it was Memorial Day they still programmed a Hero WOD.
Named for U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Marc Small, who lost his life in Afghanistan on February 12, 2009, this workout is anything but small. Given my allergy situation, I actually scaled it back and completed “1/2 Small”, doing three rounds of 500m row, 25 burpees, 25 box jumps and 400m run, finishing in 26:05 and staying to cheer on everyone completing the full workout. Although Hero WODs are tough, the pain is nothing compared to what our troops go through everyday and I actually enjoy the chance to use those workouts as a time to reflect, be thankful and honor our heroes.
Rain (and humidity) spoiled any plans for more beach time and a BBQ, but I took advantage of the time off getting some things done around the house and starting to plan for our upcoming vacation. We’re thinking of doing a road trip down the East coast in July, doing a combo of hiking/sightseeing and beaching/relaxing. Any suggestions for great places to check out? As of now my list includes hiking in the Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge Mountains and maybe getting touristy in Charleston. Hopefully these allergies clear up and we’ll be up for lots of outdoor adventures!
What was your favorite part of this weekend? Any must-see towns along the East coast? Are you struggling with allergies too!? TELL ME ABOUT IT!