Can you believe we’re nearly half way through the year? Just 1 week to go until the Summer Solstice or Winter Solstice depending on where you live and the official start of Summer/Winter? Or the warm/dry season if you’re lucky enough to live somewhere in-between!
I hope you’re having a great weekend! This weekend I’ve signed up of the pleasure of running Port Vells commercial port bridge that has to accommodate cruise liners. I’m not sure it’s pleasure as I ran it last year and let me tell you it’s long and steep! Me being me, I refuse to walk up it as I run the ports annual 10km night race. The pleasure must be coming back running down it about 2km from the finish line and getting to run around a port that’s normally off limits to the public!
Weekend Friday Favourites, a round up of things that have been making me smile this week. Short and sweet this week!
Rickina the baby Orangutan
This has to be the most cutest, saddest thing I’ve ever watched. Cute as it’s full of baby orangutans! Sad as it’s full of baby orangutans who’ve lost their Mums probably to loss of habitat and deforestation for palm oil crops. I try to avoid products containing palm oil, unless from sustainable palm oil sources. It’s not easy, but everytime I say no and put the product back it’s my protest with against the palm oil industry. For more info, check out WWF
AJ and D
It’s taken them 9 years to get this close without Aj moving with his knickers in a twist. Maybe they’re getting old, maybe they’re finally toleratant of each other, but the past few weeks, I’ve noticed Aj’s not bothered by Diesel snuggling so close. Evening cat snuggles watching TV are the best!
Tone It Up Big Sur Road Trip Video
Their top 5 California road trip recommendations featuring the Big Sur. One day along with the Redwoods, Hawaii, Grand Canyon, British Colombia, Costa Rica, Belize, South Korea, Japan, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Iceland……… in my dreams!
Single Arm Burpees
I’ve been meaning to try these out ever since I saw TwoBadBodies on Instagram whip them out. They’re not so bad, are actually quite fun and earn you extra gym respect points (maybe not extra gym respect points, but they make you feel like you should get some credit for busting them out!). The first burpee each arm, I thought not strong enough yet, but our bodies are amazing at recreating memory pathways in a spilt second. The next 5 were fun. They make a great break from full burpee Spartan Race practice and like normal burpees work just about everything. You just have to make sure posture’s spot on, go slow the first few and do equal reps each side. I also had fun this week with burpee single arm presses as seen here on Tone It Up.
Ducks, Parc Ciutadella
They were working camera this week!
L’Umbracle, Parc Ciutadella
I have a confession. I’ve only ever really seen the back of the this building and thought it was run down due to trees growing out of it. On my no show Monday, I had the opportunity to explore the park and found it’s entrance! Built in 1883-7 for the 1888 Universal Exhibition, then a hall for parties and conference, it’s now houses tropical and subtropical plants. My dream garden or part of it. One day!
What’s been making you smile this week? Do you have any races coming up? What countries are on your travel list? Have a great weekend!
Tone It Up Top 5 California Road Trip Image taken from Google images