First, we are at 225 and still growing for my online fall half marathon training group. What an unbelievable few days it’s been. I can’t wait to get this thing started! I’ll be sending out a base-building email this weekend so look out for that.
Second, I usually write my Friday posts early Friday afternoons during my break between teaching. Well, that got sidetracked by this today.
I am now sitting in front of my computer in my newly cleaned an organized office. I wish I had snapped a before. I have been saying for weeks and weeks that I wanted to get the office in order. It was a little chaotic and it’s sometimes hard for me to focus when things around me feel disorganized. (Thus the reason why I usually do a quick house pick up/clean up before starting computer work for the day.) When I sat down to work today around 2 p.m., Zoey was going crazy over something under the desk. I peeked my head under there and saw a small roach. It’s the first one I’ve seen in this house since we moved in almost a year ago so I took it seriously. I abandoned all work plans and considered it a sign from the universe that it was time to get things clean and orderly.
My zen level is about 1,000x higher now. So my message to my yoga class this evening was this story, believing in signs and taking care of yourself and your shit!
Third, I walked all three dogs at the same time yesterday for the first time. We were quite a site to see and I had many “you’ve got your hands full” comments form neighbors. While I wouldn’t call our walk enjoyable, it definitely went a lot better than I expected. We walked for about 40 minutes.
Fourth, the week of eats!
The best breakfast of the week award goes to this farmers market-inspired start to the day. Two scrambled eggs from my favorite farmer, homegrown tomatoes, sliced avocado and blackberries, peaches and blueberries.
Sweet potato breakfast bowls and two scrambled eggs.
Overnight chia pudding topped with fresh peaches, blueberries and almond butter eaten at the gym after a workout and between training clients.
Heirloom tomatoes, sliced avocado, basil and Dukes mayo on sourdough.
Fruit, nut and veggie salad with all sorts of good stuff. Greens, thinly sliced raw heirloom okra (<– tip from my farmer friend and so good), blueberries, roasted beets, tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, pecans, dried cranberries.
Avocado, sauerkraut and scrambled egg toast with sliced tomatoes and basil.
Greens, leftover sriracha lime salmon, roasted beets, tomatoes, pecans, avocado, cucumbers, dried cranberries.
Dinner date with one of my dearest girlfriends at our favorite spot, Good Food on Montford. When our server greeted us and told us there was one order of the local veggie left and what it was, we said “we’ll take it!” Pan-fried shishito peppers with Korean barbecue sauce and a lime aioli.
Green curry mussels. Always a must.
Gnocchi with housemade lamb and pork mortadella, mint ricotta and bitter greens.
Dinner was amazing! Good Food never disappoints.
Marinated wedding chicken thighs (first time trying this “famous” marinade and it was awesome!) with roasted okra, parsnips and brussels.
Time to enjoy Friday night. Have a great weekend!
Does a clean and orderly environment help you focus or do you thrive in chaos?
Do you ever feel like you get signs about things?
Are you a walker of multiple dogs?
Best dinner last week?