I really appreciate your support and encouraging comments regarding my running hiatus due to my nagging hamstring injury. Sometimes I feel really guilty that I can’t give you all as much of the “runner” part of PBR that I’d like to. Trust me, I want to be out there running and racing so badly…but I also want to be able to run for many years to come so I’m trying to be mindful of my injury and let it heal.
In the absence of running and my yoga practice, I’ve been keeping myself quite busy. I’ve been teaching two classes per day (Sunday-Wednesday) and having a little bit of fun too. This morning started out with teaching a hot vinyasa class at Y2. I was just subbing but I loved teaching the early class. I usually practice ashtanga during this time so teaching was a nice distraction from missing my practice. I did stay after my class and do some hip and quad openers and backbends because I just had to do something yoga-related.
Breakfast was overnight oats at my desk when I got to work. In the mix today…plain Greek yogurt, unsweetened almond milk, oats, chia seeds, raspberries, blueberries, bananas and cinnamon. Topped with jam, sunflower butter and a sprinkle of granola.
This breakfast held me over all morning and through the lunchtime power yoga class I taught at Flex + Fit. I didn’t pack anything for lunch so I had to get creative when I got back to work.
There were bagels in the kitchen and cucumbers and tomatoes from someone’s garden. I decided to make a bagel sandwich on a whole wheat bagel with veggie cream cheese and the cucumbers and tomatoes. It was tasty!
And Brandon rounded out my lunch by bringing me an apple. Special delivery! I am so lucky that our offices are really close.
I planned on swimming this afternoon but to be totally honest with you, I just wasn’t feeling heading back out to the gym when I got home. For the past month or so I’ve pretty much been teaching every single weeknight and nights off are few and far between. I decided to bail on the gym and hang out around the house instead.
This cute face was a big part of my decision to stay home. I ended up cleaning, hanging out with Brandon and Sullie and relaxing. We opened a bottle of wine and cooked dinner together.
Grilled eggplant brushed with olive oil and balsamic and topped with herbs and parmesan, grilled zucchini and grilled honey soy marinated shrimp. French bread on the side.
And then things got really good…I foam rolled my upper back (with Sullie’s help, of course) and it was seriously amazing. Comparable to getting a back massage. This is a public service announcement…if you own a foam roller, roll out your back. If you don’t own a foam roller, buy one ASAP! Here is my post with foam rolling videos for the upper and lower body.
I just ate some ice cream but I was too lazy to take the memory card out of my computer, put it back in my camera and take a picture. Yeah, I’m exhausted.
Bed time! Teaching yoga with weights in the AM!!!!!