Happy Mother’s Day everyone. I haven’t seen my mom since Christmas and I’m pretty sad about that because I really miss her.
Even though I didn’t get to spend Mother’s Day with my mom, I still had a very nice day. I felt honored to start it by teaching my Sunday morning hot yoga “church” class where I had quite a few moms in attendance. (Well, technically I started my day by eating that vegan chocolate peanut butter cupcake for breakfast but…)
I played this Story Corps interview once I got them down to the floor and I think that everyone loved it.
One of my students (who is also an amazingly talented local chef) brought me some fresh citrus ginger spicy juice for after class refreshment. She used fresh ginger and cayenne pepper in the juice and it was so good! I loved the spicy aftertaste!
Post-yoga brunch feast…arugula salad with roasted beets, candied nuts and goat cheese vinaigrette, chicken salad on a croissant, fresh veggies and dip, deviled eggs and cornichons. I ate this plate x2 and some mini peach tarts.
After brunch I lazed around the house playing on the internet and cleaning before taking Sullie out on a 3 mile run. It was so beautiful in Charlotte today.
After the run I hit up the pool for about an hour to catch up on the latest Vanity Fair (with Brad Pitt on the cover!) before heading to the gym to get some strength work in. I did the following dumbbell circuit that took about 30 minutes to complete.
15 front squats (20#)
15 floor chest press (20#)
16 plank row (10#) <- because I’m OCD and can’t do an uneven number on each side 😉
15 sumo squats (one 30#)
15 bicep curls (10#)
10 lunges each leg (20#)
15 push press (20#)
15 stability ball crunches
15 stability ball knee tucks
After the workout I showered and went to the movies to see Iron Man 3 in 3D.
I was kind of on the fence about seeing this movie but I love Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth so I decided to go for it. I’m so happy I did because it was great! It was so entertaining and I was engaged the entire time. I also saw it in 3D and I think this is the first theater movie I’ve seen in 3D. Loved!
Dinner post-movie was chicken soup from Whole Foods but it was jazzed up with cabbage, butternut squash, ginger and all kinds of other things.
It’s been a fun but jam-packed weekend. Time to get to bed!
How did you spend Mother’s Day?
Has anyone else seen Iron Man 3? What did you think?