I have a bit of a marathon of photos coming your way today! This week was one that included quite a bit of activity without a whole lot of “working out”. I think many people strive to find ways to move that don’t involve the gym, so may this post lend an idea or two. Some yummy food also found its way into my belly so I snapped away at a few of the highlights.
Work + 20 Minute Workout + Evening Walk
I feel super lucky that my job is so active; I am either standing or walking all day. That said, I do like to make sure to get some resistance and heart-pumping cardio in occasionally. Monday I came home and did a quick circuit in our garage gym. My brother Joel was working out too and I loved the company. I’m just a little (lot) jealous of his abs.
After dinner my mom and I took a quick walk – can’t even handle how perfect the evenings are at the end of hot summer days.
5 km Trail Walk
Josh and I were off on Tuesday so we started the day with a nice lazy breakfast. These pancakes are wholesome and delicious. Of course things get a bit more indulgent when I stuff them with chocolate chips and slather on butter and maple syrup but uhh #DAYSOFF
After breakfast we went to Luskville Falls for a 5 km trail walk, which was lovely and had me sweating bullets.
I wanted to mention this salad because I think Halloumi is such a cool but little-known cheese. You grill or fry it and it gets all hot and melty. Such a good salad topper.
Work + Downtown Walking
After work I met my friend Camille – whom I go to school with – for dinner. Isn’t she the cutest? We had some really good sushi at Tomo and then walked around downtown a little bit.
Work + 5 km run
It was too nice out after work on Thursday not to run. My parents biked beside me which is my favourite. I make them tell me stories the whole time and I feel like I have an entourage. Don’t mind if I do.
Josh made a delicious noodle dish for supper. I’ll share the recipe soon because I think you should have it in your life.
Also I’m convinced that eating outside makes food taste better.
I had Friday off and met my sweet sweet friend during her lunch hour. This spot behind Parliament is one of my favourites in Ottawa.
After lunch my mom and I headed to the Canal for a little Canoe ride. It was really relaxing but my upper body was feeling it!
It’s also Bluesfest time in Ottawa, and I’m definitely counting dancing my little heart out a couple nights this week as part of my weekly exercise.
How did you move this week? What were some of your food highlights?