The official first day of Spring may not be for a few more days but it’s arrived in full force here in Charlotte. It’s been a beautiful week and everyone is out enjoying the perfect weather and sunshine. There’s something about the beginning of warmer and longer days that is so energizing. There were tons of people out walking and running today and the patios at all the restaurants and bars were slammed.
I don’t think my Friday could have gotten much better. I practiced yoga, had an outdoor beer lunch, ate frozen yogurt, worked and worked out with friends.
Apple cinnamon oatmeal after a sweaty early morning yoga practice.
Hawaiian pizza with pineapple and prosciutto.
Bronx Bomber with Italian sausage, prosciutto, gorgonzola and oregano. I dipped this in ranch because I have been craving pizza dipped in ranch for weeks. Random.
Took a walk to get frozen yogurt at Menchie’s after lunch.
Last Friday I was all about the fruit toppings, this Friday it was all about the candy.
I made sure to hydrate tons in preparation for a late afternoon workout with friends at Fight Gone Mad.
Much thanks to Brandon for an awesome class. We did the above workout (one minute on for each exercise with one minute recovery at the end of the five exercises, repeat three times) and finished with a special surprise. I thought three rounds of jump squats was bad enough and then Brandon made us do tabata pushups. Four minutes of pushups – 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off. My poor arms were shaking at the end. Child’s pose. 🙂
Meg and I went to get tea on the patio at Common Market after Fight Gone Mad and then I headed back to Metro to finish preparations for tomorrow’s special St. Patty’s Day WOD.
After my beer, pizza and froyo lunch I was craving a salad for dinner. Spinach, toasted walnuts, goat cheese, dried cranberries, grape tomatoes and tempeh with a honey mustard vinaigrette.
Big Saturday morning planned so off to relax and enjoy the rest of my Friday.
What’s your favorite thing about the arrival of Spring? Mine is definitely eating outdoors and more daylight!