A Birthday Boy

by Jen on June 21, 2011

Guess who has a birthday on Wednesday!?

Wish my sweet husband a happy birthday! He’s 29…just one more year until the big 3-0! I like to tease him about it. And just for fun, check out my happy birthday post for him last year. It’s a good one! :P Side note, I love that I have had this blog for over a year now. It’s fun to look back and see we were doing!

My morning started with an ashtanga practice, followed by overnight oats at my desk.

Extra delicious overnight oats because they were topped with a fresh peach. I am so happy that it’s peach season! I see peach cobbler happening in the near future.

I taught a yoga for athletes class at Flex + Fit over my lunch break. I popped into Energy Cafe after class to grab lunch.

I enjoy their salads. You can build your own large salad for $6.99 and the toppings are unlimited. Such a great deal. I think I ate a pound of vegetables at lunch!

I taught BodyPump after work with one of my most favorite co-instructors, Andre.

Aren’t we a fun combo? Andre is a personal trainer but a newly certified BodyPump instructor. He’s awesome and appreciates push ups as much as I do. You can be sure that when we’re teaching together, the class is going to work extra hard. We’re pretty much a match made in BodyPump heaven. ;)

Class was great tonight! We had over 40 members. Love their energy.

Dinner tonight was Incredulada Enchiladas because I was making a batch of them for a co-worker who just had a baby.

It was just easier to make a double batch and have them for our dinner tonight. I’ll be taking them over to my co-worker tomorrow along with a salad and peanut butter chocolate chip bars! Can’t wait to see her little one.

And one last thing…thank you for the iPhone app recommendations. I can’t wait to check them out!!!

With that, I’m off to bed. I’m getting up early to run and then making Brandon a birthday breakfast. :D

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Holly @ pink runner June 21, 2011 at 11:36 pm

I wish I could take one of your BodyPump classes! I’m getting so much better at planks!

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2 Jen June 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm

bodypump will definitely improve your plank ability since they always seem to add some ridiculous new variation of them to the ab track! ;)

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3 Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. June 21, 2011 at 11:48 pm

I just recently discovered your blog! I am also a runner and coach with Team in Training in Mobile, AL for marathons. Instead of having a running blog I have a blog featuring all things sweet, especially cakes! So if you are ever in need of a sugar fix you can stop on by. I’ve made several recipes with peanut butter too, and I must say it is one of my favorite energy sources as a runner as well, it’s always peanut butter and toast for me before long runs! Can’t wait to look around your site some more!

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4 Jen June 22, 2011 at 2:55 pm

lauren – thanks for the comment! i have a mega sweet tooth and love to bake so i will most definitely check out your blog! :D

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5 Alaina June 22, 2011 at 5:11 am

Yeah! Happy Birthday to Brandon!!! :-)

I haven’t been able to find BodyPump near me. Have to look harder! Must have arms of steel! haha

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6 Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) June 22, 2011 at 5:13 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRANDON!! :D

Ok I need to save up and visit Charlotte and come to your awesome Pump classes!! I LOVE packed classes- so much energy!! :)

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7 Tracy June 22, 2011 at 6:46 am

The enchiladas look so good! I’m bringing a new mom dinner this weekend, maybe I’ll make these! (nice to have something different than the usual lasagna). Question – did you cook them all the way through, and then refrigerate them for the family you’re bringing them to, or leave the last cooking step for them to do?

http://www.kitchenambition.blogspot.com

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8 Jen June 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm

i leave the cooking for them! i usually just write the instructions on the top!

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9 Cailin June 22, 2011 at 6:55 am

I don’t usually have time to comment (two kids under three) but just wanted to say I hope your grandma is doing well and Happy birthday to your husband!!! Great blog!

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10 Jen June 22, 2011 at 2:53 pm

cailin – thank you so for saying hello! i really appreciate the comment! :P

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11 Angie June 22, 2011 at 8:25 am

Happy Birthday Brandon! I hope you have a great day with your beautiful wife (who I adore)!!

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12 Jen June 22, 2011 at 2:53 pm

you are too sweet xoxo

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13 erin June 22, 2011 at 8:33 am

Happy birthday, Brandon! Hope it’s a good one.

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14 Jen June 22, 2011 at 8:35 am

Happy birthday, Brandon! I hope you two have a wonderful day celebrating :)

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15 Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) June 22, 2011 at 9:16 am

You taught a class over your lunch break and another after work?! You’re my workout hero. I want to be just like you when I grow up :)

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16 Jen June 22, 2011 at 2:52 pm

haha, i don’t know about hero…more like crazy and prone to overcommitment! ;)

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17 natalie (the sweets life) June 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Happy Bday to Brandon! Ryan and I have birthdays a week apart as well—it’s always a fun few weeks in August :)

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18 Liz @ IHeartVegetables June 22, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I love bodypump! I bet your class rocks!!! Those overnight oats look awesome! And I’m super jealous of that salad. What a deal!

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19 Emily@RunningPerspective June 22, 2011 at 5:26 pm

your overnight oats look like heaven! never tried bodypump but it is defff on the to do list!

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20 CRO June 23, 2011 at 9:16 am

Your hubby shares his birthday with my precious little boy! Happy Birthday Brandon!

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21 lindsay June 23, 2011 at 1:20 pm

happy birthday brandon!! you two are quite blessed to have each other….and that baking ability!
;)

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22 Elizabeth June 23, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Happy Birthday to Brandon! I always thought he was the same age as us…weird! Happy Bday to you to for last week :)

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