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February 2011

  • Yoga Day, Oscar Night

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    I know everyone is probably sick of Oscar talk but I am so excited that Natalie Portman won Best Actress last night. Sadly, I was way too exhausted to stay up late enough to see it happen but I checked the news first thing this morning and watched her acceptance speech online. (source) Natalie Portman [...]

  • Super Flow and Second Series Saturday

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    Happy weekend! I'm in the midst of trying to survive yoga teacher training - weekend 5 of 8. I seriously mean it when I say, "trying to survive." I really don't remember the last time I was this sore! This weekend starts the change in focus of our training from ashtanga to power yoga. We [...]

  • Marathon Temptation and Island Inspired Dinner

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    Much thanks for the vacation suggestions. You guys are awesome! We definitely have lots more research to do before we make a decision on anything. You know I'll keep you posted! I started my day with an ashtanga practice. My body felt great and I haven't had any pain in my back in days. I [...]

  • Vacation Needed

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    Not that I don't love my blog but I love this even more. :D You didn't hear from me last night because we were busy researching vacations. Brandon and I haven't been on vacation in two years and it is time. We are both in desperate need of the kind of quality time together and [...]

  • A New Cardio Challenge

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    When Brandon and I arrived home on Sunday evening I was itching to move my body after a couple of days of rest and a five hour car ride. Brandon encouraged me not to run even though my back was feeling better because of the pounding. I actually listened (that is rare) and we compromised [...]

  • Weekend Part Two: Good Friends and Good Food

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    We're back home in Charlotte after a wonderful weekend in South Georgia with our friends. I so needed this time with them. I feel so happy, recharged and relaxed. Saturday was a perfect day full of good food, beautiful weather and chatting. Cristen had a nice lunch planned of white bean soup with roasted red [...]

  • South Georgia Weekend

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    Happy weekend from south Georgia! We are visiting friends from law school that live in Baxley. It's a really small town (no Starbucks, no yoga studios, no shopping malls) but this is exactly what I need this weekend. We're just cooking, relaxing and enjoying each others company. It helps that it's 75 degrees and sunny [...]

  • Fun and Un-Fun News

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    FUN NEWS Fun news #1: I'm teaching my first yoga class tomorrow!!! My supervisor at the Y asked if I would like to sub a class and I decided to go for it. At the Y, you just have to be in the process of getting your 200-hour RYT (registered yoga teacher) to teach so [...]

  • Oats to Go

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    I eat one of two breakfasts every day when I arrive at work - overnight oats or hot oatmeal. To be more specific, I have overnight oats on mornings that I practice yoga before work and get ready at the studio and hot oatmeal when I get ready at home. I am one of those [...]

  • Check, Call, Care

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    I spent my evening with these guys. (source) As an employee of the Y, I am required to maintain a Basic Safety Series certification. We have to get re-certified each year so I spent tonight reviewing rescue breathing and CPR. Tomorrow we review oxygen administration, AEDs and first aid. Honestly, I wasn't thrilled about having [...]

  • Valentine’s Dinner and Honeymoon Memories

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    Good morning! I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day! Before I launch into the Valentine's recap, a quick update on how I'm feeling after my face plant. I was in a lot of pain when I woke up yesterday. The left side of my lower back hurt so much that I couldn't bend forward [...]

  • Face Plant

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    Let's address the title of this post first. This morning there was a bit of an incident involving practicing assists and my face smashing into the hardwood floor. My arms were totally bound in this pose... (source) Unfortunately, I somehow ended up face planting into the floor instead of being lifted up. My right cheekbone [...]

  • Teaching and Learning

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    Whew...it's been a crazy two days. I missed out on posting Friday night because I had yoga teacher training until 9 p.m. and then came home to eat a late dinner and then prep for a class I taught this morning. Let's work into all the details on that. I'll start with lunch on Friday. [...]

  • A Night In NoDa

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    Hi friends - thank you for being patient with my random blogging schedule the past couple of days. Life is feeling really busy right now and I think it's safe to say that I'm running at capacity! Fortunately, I love being busy and love everything that I have going on so I know I'll make [...]

  • His and Hers

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    I am not whining but I could not bring myself to update the blog last night. I had a crazy busy day at work and Brandon and I had plans to go visit his grandmother after work. Our visit was lovely but we didn’t arrive home and start making dinner until 8 p.m. After we [...]

  • First Long(ish) Run in Too Long

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    I took advantage of my weekend off of yoga teacher training and the beautiful weather to get my first long(ish) run in since the half marathon in December on Sunday. I can't even believe how little I have been running since 2011 rolled around but my yoga practice has grown tremendously so I'm going with [...]

  • A Much Needed Weekend at Home

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    Happy weekend! It is a beautiful Sunday morning here with sunshine streaming in through all the windows. It's supposed to be in the mid-50's this afternoon so I'm going to take advantage of this weather and get a long(ish) run in. I'm hoping for 8-10 miles. I'm most excited about the opportunity to run in [...]

  • The Hunger Monster

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    Since my last post was all about feet it’s time to give you an update on food. I didn’t really think it was appropriate (or appetizing) for me to have food photos in the same post as feet. :D One thing I want to share is that I have been so hungry the past few [...]

  • The Reasons I No Longer Wear High Heels

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    I'm settled in on the couch with a bowl of ice cream and some hot tea (to help with the fact that it's 30 degrees and sleeting outside and I'm eating ice cream ;)) and I'm ready to talk feet. I mentioned in Sunday's post that I gave up high heels when I was training [...]

  • An Unplanned Rest Day

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    I went to bed last night to the sound of rain and thought it was going to continue into the morning (that's what I get for trusting the weather man). I was so sad to wake up at 7:15 and discover sunny skies and warm (relatively) temperatures. There just wasn't enough time to squeeze in [...]

  • Realigning

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    I have been ignoring it for a couple weeks but after this morning's ashtanga practice it had to be addressed. I'm not injured (which I am oh so very thankful for!) but my body hasn't been feeling right. My low back has been feeling compressed, I had a slight bit of neck pain during Sunday's [...]