This week was not my favorite so I am glad to see it come to a close. That said, it did go by pretty fast which is good!
The high of my week was going to book club last night. We've got a great group of ladies in our book club and I love that we actually discuss the book (as well as other things going on in our lives of course). Last night we discussed "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" which was a very interesting and well-written book.
The low of my week was attending my good friend's dad's funeral. My heart just hurts for my friend. Her dad was only 61 and he declined so rapidly that she didn't get to adjust to the idea of him being gone (not that there is ever enough time to adjust to that). I hate that so many of my friends have lost parents in the last couple of years.
A book I am reading is The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. It's about the medical treatment of a Hmong child and the culture clash between her parents and the American medical doctors. We have a very large Hmong population here in the Twin Cities and I'm going to an exhibit at a local museum about the history of the Hmong population so I thought it was a good time to read this book.
A podcast episode I loved was the TED Radio Hour podcast on communication entitled "spoken and unspoken." I especially loved the last segment of the show which was about the connection between our body language and how our bodies take up space (how 'big' or 'small' we make ourselves) and how confident we feel.
For my workouts, I completed a run and barre class on Monday, an upper body strength training workout on Tuesday, a run club hill workout on Wednesday, a full body shred workout on Thursday, and tonight I will go to a barre class after work. I usually take Fridays off but I am fitting a barre class in this week as I'm trying my hardest to use up my 10 barre classes before the groupon expires on April 7th!
The best money I spent was on a 6-week triathlon swim class that starts in late May. I'm doing my first tri this summer and while I'm a fairly strong swimmer, swimming is my weakest sport of the 3 so I figure it will be helpful to take this class.
My plans this weekend include going to barre class tonight and then making dinner with Phil. Tomorrow I'm going to run with my club and hit up a yoga class at the barre studio and then the rest of the day is unplanned (yea!). I'm planning to make this honey sesame chicken recipe and we'll probably watch college basketball (hello March Madness). So far my only plans on Sunday are to go to the Minnesota History Center to check out the Hmong exhibit.
What was the best money you spent this week? What are your plans for the weekend?