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I Love Yoga Teacher Training

Hey guys! I hope you’ve enjoyed Friday and that your weekend is off to a good start. Mine certainly is – I had great day at work and yoga teacher training tonight was fun and relaxing.

Big news – I finally ran today! Sullie and I knocked out and easy (freezing cold) three miles before work. Breakfast was overnight oats at my desk and I came home for lunch to eat and prep for tonight’s teacher training.

Great Harvest Whole Grain Goodness with hummus and mashed avocado. Carrots and pear slices on the side.

So I work for an advertising agency and every year we have a staff meeting where we recognize the outstanding work from the previous year. The whole agency votes on what we think is deserving of recognition. The meeting was so much fun and it’s awesome to see all of the work that has come out of our agency. I am so lucky to work with such insanely talented and creative people.

After our staff meeting I headed to the yoga studio for weekend three (of eight) of teacher training. We started out with an ashtanga practice and my everything was feeling good tonight. I may have the opportunity to start working on second series this weekend which completely amazes and humbles me. I cannot believe that my teacher thinks that I’m ready. I am excited to take this next step.

After practice we settled in to finish “What The Bleep Do We Know.”

But before we started the movie we had a little birthday celebration. Cake, wine and a movie on a Friday night? I will take it!

Only at Y2 Yoga is cake and vino part of the teacher training curriculum! 😉 I love it!

I have to brag on Brandon for a minute. He has been so wonderful and supportive since I started teacher training. He’s had dinner waiting for me every Friday night after training. Tonight’s dinner was the best yet! He grilled a steak for him and salmon for me.

Brandon went to EarthFare and picked up a bone-in ribeye for himself and wild sockeye salmon for me. He made spinach with garlic, panko and parmesan, grilled mushrooms and bread with olive oil dipping sauce on the side.

His:

And hers:

Everything was soooo good. I am lucky to have a husband who is not only thoughtful but also a good cook!

Do any of you have significant others who like to cook? What is their specialty? I would say that Brandon’s specialty is homemade pizza and anything on the grill. Yum!

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  • 1
    Sabah January 29, 2011, 1:16 am

    Just wanted to comment and say that I love your blog. I just recently started practicing Bikram and your blog has inspired me to keep up with it! Seriously, I love visiting your blog and reading about how you are so dedicated to keeping in shape but have fun along the way! Also, love love love the posts about your daily meals because it helps spark dinner ideas for my bf and me! We love cooking together and I love every minute of it (his specialty is pearl couscous with grilled veggies and a yummy red wine vinaigrette paired either with salmon or panko crusted tilapia YUM). I’m leaving to study abroad for 8 months in Feb and I think I am going to go insane without Yoga and cooking daily meals with my bf 🙁 I know reading your blog when abroad will help me stay in shape and inspire me to cook while in a totally different environment.
    Also, If you don’t mind me asking, how do you like working for an advertising company?I got an internship with Leo Burnett in Brussles this summer and am SUPER excited to see how it is in the world of advertising!

    Have a good weekend!!

    • 2
      Jen January 31, 2011, 12:33 pm

      Sabah – thank you so much for your comment. I am so happy to hear that you’re enjoying my blog and that I’ve helped inspired you to stick with yoga! 🙂

      One of the best things about yoga is that you can practice anywhere. Although you may miss the heat of bikram, you will still be able to practice when you study abroad. You may even be able to find a studio there – I think that would be so fun.

      I have worked in advertising for five years now. I always say that if I have to have a 9-5 desk job, this is the only one I want. It’s a fast-paced, challenging and forces you to really think. The best part is definitely the amazingly talented and creative people you get to work with in a fun environment.

      Let me know if you have any other questions – congratulations on your internship. That is awesome!

      p.s. your BF’s specialty sounds delicious!

  • 3
    Katy (The Singing Runner) January 29, 2011, 6:39 am

    Both dinners look fantastic. I need to find a guy first off, but then one that can cook! 😀

  • 4
    Brittney January 29, 2011, 8:07 am

    Glad your training is going so well Jen! You are soooooooooooo lucky your husband is a good cook! Mine can make toast…sort of!

    • 5
      Jen January 31, 2011, 12:34 pm

      Hahahaha – I love it. Brandon definitely has his specialties. Last week I had to teach him how to scramble eggs. Seriously.

  • 6
    Matt @ The Kitchen of a Runner January 29, 2011, 8:27 am

    I think I am the only cook in the family. Haha.

  • 7
    Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) January 29, 2011, 8:52 am

    Yoga teacher training with cake and wine?! Sign me up! 😛

    Yay for the run, and for the training going so well! 😀

  • 8
    lindsay cotter January 29, 2011, 9:12 am

    I’d totally crash that yoga training for cake and vino! thats awesome!
    LC
    http://www.cottercrunch.blogspot.com

  • 9
    Terra January 29, 2011, 9:36 am

    “What the bleep do we know” movie is one of my favorite movies. I think I saw it two times in the little theatre it played at in Tucson:-)
    My husband is an amazing cook, he creates recipes just like I do. We love working together in the kitchen, we make a great team.
    Good luck with your yoga training, it is so much fun! I am so glad to be back at it after a 10 year hiatus!
    Nameste, Terra

  • 10
    Angie (Losing It and Loving It) January 29, 2011, 10:17 am

    Ahh your dinner looks awesome! I love Salmon. And yes my hubby does all the cooking. Everything is his specialty! He does love to grill and try new things. And can whip up something wonderful in no time. I would love to be able to cook but I need to work off a recipe and he says that can get too expensive LOL

  • 11
    Kristy@RunTheLongRoad January 29, 2011, 1:05 pm

    I love hearing about teacher training! Keep the updates coming! The second series looks intense?!?!

    My husband is the cook. I can barely make toast without burning it. He loves to grill and is pretty good at it!

  • 12
    Alaina January 29, 2011, 2:05 pm

    My husband is actually a really good cook. Once, we had beef and onions sitting around and he decided to make meatloaf. It was his first time and it was delicious! I think his specialty’s are pizza and pasta. 🙂

  • 13
    Sara (Viva Catalina) January 29, 2011, 7:20 pm

    My husband (Kevin) comes from a family of chefs and he loves to cook as well. (And I think he’s just as good as the chefs!) He’s been such an inspiration and driving force behind my starting the blog. It’s definitely nice to have another to rely on for cooking when you’re busy – especially when the one cooking is so talented in the kitchen!

  • 14
    Becky January 29, 2011, 9:03 pm

    Your yoga teacher training sounds amazing. I am so glad you are learning so much and truly enjoying your experience. You were so ready for it and definitely made a great decision to go on this journey. Having a supportive spouse if fabulous! My boyfriend is a great cook, but doesn’t cook often. He takes me out often, though. I can’t complain 😉

  • 15
    Q. February 3, 2011, 9:30 pm

    I think I would LOVE that spinach! Panko?! Brilliant! What a smart hubs you have!

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