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The Final Saturday

I really appreciate your encouraging comments on my Butterflies post. I said this in some of my replies but how cool would it be if I could teleport you guys here for a PBR yoga class!?

I had an over-ripe banana that was begging to be made into banana bread so I whipped up a batch of my favorite banana muffins last night.

I love this recipe because it only uses one banana, makes a small batch of six muffins and there is no mixer required. So easy! I made a some modifications this time around…subbed half the flour for whole wheat and cut back on the sugar.

I had to test them out for breakfast this morning. Rewarmed and topped with peanut butter…continuing my recent peanut butter and banana obsession.

I reported for my LAST Saturday of yoga teacher training at the early hour of 7:30 for a super flow practice. Today was an awesome day full of meditation, group chatter, practicing teaching and learning about pivotal poses – things like bird of paradise, titibasana, crow, etc. We talked about how to build a sequence to prepare the body to get into them. Very interesting!

Over the course of the day I had a soy latte from Starbucks and a kombucha. I’m on quite the expensive beverage kick. Yikes!

I had to leave teacher training a little early to get ready for a fun evening activity – a photo shoot! Lululemon is preparing to open their Charlotte retail store in May. Every Lululemon store features photos of their ambassadors in their sport of choice. My photo shoot took place at a local track, since I am first and foremost a runner despite my crazy recent yoginess! 😉

The shoot went really well – I can’t wait to see how the pictures turned out! Meg (the beautiful and talented assistant manager of the store) and I were chatting about our plans for the night and realized that we were both just going to be vegging on the couch so we decided to grab dinner. Next stop, Big Daddy’s!

Hellooooo black bean burger. Big Daddy’s has one of the best veggie burgers in Charlotte and it’s been far too long since I’ve had one! Oh…and I did have a salad to get my veggies in!

The beautiful thing about Big Daddy’s is that they let you build your own side salad. I had mixed greens, carrots, broccoli, avocado, corn, pecans, white cheddar and apples with orange honey mustard.

Imagine my surprise when I arrived home to find this.

My thoughtful and sweet in law’s dropped off a bouquet of flowers to congratulate me on my last weekend of teacher training! 😛

I seriously may cry tomorrow. I can’t believe it’s over.

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  • Kristy@RunTheLongRoad April 3, 2011, 10:53 am

    A photo shoot?! How fun! I’m sure those photos are going to look gorgeous!

    Enjoy your last day!

    • Jen April 4, 2011, 12:02 pm

      Thanks Kristy! 🙂

  • natalie April 3, 2011, 10:56 am

    Oh my gosh!! How exciting about the photo shoot!!

    Hope you’re having an amazing last day, I can’t believe it’s already here!

    • Jen April 4, 2011, 12:02 pm

      ahhhh!!! i can’t believe it’s over. i’ll be posting my “end of training” post soon.

  • Jackie @ Baking Charms April 3, 2011, 12:23 pm

    That blue top looks gorgeous on you! What a pretty color.

    Have an wonderful last day, Jen!

  • Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) April 3, 2011, 1:40 pm

    AAAH you are so GORGEOUS Jen!! I hope you post the pics- I bet they’re AMAZING 🙂

    And that is so SWEET of your in laws! Bless!! You deserve it though! Congrats on completing it!! 😀

    • Jen April 4, 2011, 12:00 pm

      thank you emma! YOU are amazing!!! 😀

  • ashley April 3, 2011, 5:37 pm

    Congratulations Jen! I am so happy and so proud of you!! Can’t wait for your recap post!

  • Brittney April 4, 2011, 7:59 am

    Yay! Congrats on finishing the yoga teacher training! Can’t wait to try your class sometime!

    • Jen April 4, 2011, 12:00 pm

      Can’t wait to see you in class! I’ll be teaching at Y2! 🙂

  • Q. April 4, 2011, 12:07 pm

    Um – Very cool about the photo shoot:) Can’t wait to see the photos! I hope you’ll post them here!

  • Q. April 4, 2011, 12:08 pm

    BTW – I am such a punk for not adding you to my blogroll sooner. I always get people visiting me because you linked Q’s Eats in your blog roll. About time I re-paid the favor:)

  • Jen April 4, 2011, 2:57 pm

    You are so awesome!! A total motivator and icon for fitness 🙂

    • Jen April 5, 2011, 10:19 am

      You are awesome! Thank you for your kind words!!!

  • Lauryn April 4, 2011, 3:22 pm

    Congratulations! I cant wait to hear all about it! Looks like all your long hours and hard work has paid off!

  • Kelly April 4, 2011, 8:27 pm

    Hope you saw that you were featured on Fitness Magazine Online as one of the “Blogs we love that get you in the running mood!”


    • Jen April 5, 2011, 10:18 am

      Kelly – I did see that and I can’t even believe it! So exciting! 🙂

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