Oh, Monday. It seems like I was just gushing over how happy I was about the arrival of Friday night. The weekend passed so quickly and I’m proud to announce that I did…pretty much nothing. I spent a lot of time alone and loved it.
I took myself to yoga, Starbucks and the farmers market on Saturday. Sometimes I get kind of tired of doing so many routine things on my own. I admit that enjoy having a partner to do things with like go to the farmers market, plan meals and run errands but this weekend it was refreshing and a good mental break to go solo.
I picked up peppers, sweet potatoes, eggplant, spaghetti squash, chard and bok choy at the market. I spent the remainder of the day around the house baking, organizing, downloading music and decompressing. I thought about work ZERO and did not check my work e-mail (except to get my CrossFit Level 1 test results – I PASSED!) and I didn’t update the blog.
I put together a pretty amazing playlist for yoga on Sunday morning. Yes, you read that right…I taught Sunday morning yoga for the first time in four months. It’s been a long break but it was good to be back. For newer readers, I gave up my classes at the yoga studio where I taught for almost a year and a half due to general work/life craziness. I’m starting to dip my toe back in the teaching water so we’ll see where it takes me. I love to teach but only want to do it if I can 100% committed and there for my students with good and positive energy. It felt nice to be with them yesterday morning.
Lunch at Whole Foods after class. It kinda turned into a brunch salad bowl. I started with a bed of baby kale and then piled on scrambled eggs, caprese salad, pumpkin slaw, turkey bacon and a tofu scramble. Of course I had a sweet potato biscuit on the side. Obsessed.
After my grand proclamation that you were going to have to drag me out of the yoga studio this weekend, I actually ended up running on Sunday afternoon. It was the most perfect weather and I wanted to be outside. Can we take a moment to appreciate the lovely piece of construction equipment that was parked in my front yard all weekend? They’re doing work on my street and apparently in front of my house seemed like a good place for the crew to leave their stuff this weekend.
Back to the run, I listened to my awesome yoga playlist above and knocked out just under 8 miles. It was a slow 8 miles but my longest run in many months so I am proud.
Grouper was on special at the grocery. It is one of my favorites and I love how thick and meaty grouper fillets are. I picked one up and seasoned it with TJs lemon pepper grinder and Dizzy Pig’s Raging River. I sauteed it in a bit of olive oil and served it with mushroom risotto and sauteed spinach. It was a great dinner.
I will leave you with two things…
1) I have been so lucky to connect with fellow blogger Erica who lives in Florida. She went through a breakup last week and posted the most amazing video blog about the experience, how she is dealing and how she is moving forward. Erica is so brave to put herself out there in ways that I wish I could. I’m sure most of you can imagine how difficult it is to publicly deal with a breakup.
Have a good week.