One of my favourite things about being home is that I’m able to bike to and from the squash club, without it being too strenuous. If I bike along the highway, it’s a relatively flat 10km route that takes me anywhere from 20-25 minutes. It wakes up both my mind and my body so that by the time I’m at the club, I’m ready to play!
However, biking along busy main roads has made me increasingly aware of traffic and (somewhat) reckless drivers. In the past week I’ve noticed way too many drivers speeding up instead of slowing down when the light turns yellow! I’m on my bike, about to start pedalling because my light has turned green, and there are still a couple straggling cars speeding through the intersection! Gahhh! If I had superhero Dash Incredible abilities I would most definitely go catch and report those license plates, but sadly I don’t.
OK my ranting is over! On to fun things!
Today I spent most of my day (noon-6:30) at the squash club. I played with my coach, Chris, for about half an hour, before doing some drills with 2 junior girls for a couple hours. After that, I was more than ready for a break, and some food! 🙂
I went across the street to the Parsonage Cafe, an award-winning coffee shop and cute restaurant with amazing unique, and delicious food. The food at the Parsonage is hearty, yet fresh, and is hands-down one of my favourite restaurants in Victoria.
I forgot my camera at the club, so wasn’t able to snap a picture of my Lox and Cream Cheese sandwich, but it looked (and tasted!) even more delicious than the Reuben shown above.
And of course, I had to order an Americano to go with it 🙂
After enjoying my sandwich and coffee (which was VERY welcomed by my stomach), I went back to the squash club to play with my friend, Lindsay for about 40 minutes. Afterwards, she did a spin by herself, and I kept her company by completing the following core workout:
- 3×15 Exchanges with swiss ball
- 3×10 Pushups (with legs raised on a bench)
- 2×15 Front crunches on swiss ball (back on swiss ball, feet propped on wall at a 90 degree angle)
- 2×10 Side crunches on swiss ball (same as above, but to each side)
- 2×10 V-ups
- 2×12 Windshield wipers with swiss ball
- 1×25 Bicycle crunches
- 1×40 Russian twists with 8-pound medicine ball
My abs were feelin’ it after that one! Lindsay and I proceeded to “celebrate” our workout by having an impromptu dance party by ourselves in the weight room. Trust me, we’ve got some great moves 😉
By this time, I’d been at the squash club for approximately 6 hours, and decided it was probably time to hop on my bike and ride home. As soon as I walked in the door, I smelled dinner. Tonight, we had…curry!!!
We enjoyed 3 different kinds of curry:
- Curry with Paneer (bottom left)
- Lentil daal (top left)
- Same curry sauce as the Paneer, but with white salmon instead of the Paneer (top right)
I forgot how tasty and filling curry is! This dinner is sitting in my stomach like a rock right now. (A happy rock 🙂 ). To be honest, I liked the white salmon, but not combined with the curry. To me, fish + curry do not mix. Now, curry and prawns…that’s a different story ;).
My parents aren’t huge white salmon fans (we’re pretty spoiled on the west coast with flavourful sockeye), but theres a bunch of it in the freezer that needs to be used up. I’ve been thinking about what I can do to make the white salmon a little more “interesting”, and I’ve got an idea or two, so look for a recipe in the near future!
Time to go find a movie to watch on Netflix! Happy Friday everyone!