Taco Tuesday!The other night Anthony and I made these exceedingly delicious slow-cooked pulled pork tacos. We about died of happiness, but then decided not to so that we could live for leftovers the next day. I’ve kind of bashed Real Simple before for making bland and boring recipes, but this one was a winner! The pork was so flavorful — it had a hint of cocoa in it, which resulted in a smoky-sweet taste.Topped with cilantro, salsa, and Greek yogurt (instead of sour cream).No, that’s not an alcoholic drink next to my taco — it’s soda chanh, a fizzy lime drink Anthony discovered in Vietnam!I usually try to inspire readers to go for a run, but today I’m encouraging to ditch the 10-degree weather and go eat a hot taco instead.
Another recommendation (for Monday): Go to Athleta in Georgetown at 6 pm.That’s where I went last night — for a 100% free workout, courtesy of Roam Fitness! (Remember when I ran around Southeast DC with them?)Before class began, I had time to look around Athleta’s super cute collection of clothes. I don’t remember the last time I went to Athleta, but their style has definitely changed! Instead of older-lady yoga-type clothing, they had a lot of fun, colorful, and sleek running and workout gear.Shopping is actually my favorite workout, but let’s focus on the actual fitness routine of the night. Andrew, one of Roam’s instructors, led our all-girls group through a series of circuit routines, each lasting about five minutes.We spent a good 10 minutes warming up and stretching, about 30 minutes doing high-intensity circuits, and then another 20 minutes doing low-intensity strength/balance work (including a brutal 3.5-minute squat session) and more stretching.
I actually enjoyed the low-intensity balance and core stability movements (think single-leg reverse planks, single-leg toe touches, etc.) since they were a little different and very run-specific. But if you were looking for a heart-pounding, super cardio blast ultra-sweaty kind of workout, though, the class might not be for you.
I also liked that Andrew had us work in pairs — part of the team spirit that I love so much about Roam Fitness! Here’s the crew, plus some legs:That was fun! Considering it’s a completely free workout, I’d give it a good score. Thanks, Athleta and Roam!
No better way to celebrate a good workout than with a beer. After class, my friend and I headed to Mexicali Blues to refuel ;).Tacos, beer, and a free workout? Not a bad lineup. Have a fabulous day!
- Tacos: hard shell or soft shell?
- Favorite DC-area workout?
- Are you a high-intensity or low-intensity person when it comes to workouts (or when it comes to life in general)?