Dear amazing readers, have I told you lately how much I appreciate you? Seriously. No matter how crazy or how busy my days get, one of my favorite daily rituals is updating my blog. Take today, for example. It’s after 11 p.m., I taught three classes and two privates and didn’t get home until 10:30 but I just have to update before I head to bed.
There are some things on my mind that I want to share about the “state of the blog.” When I decided to leave my career in advertising to focus on fitness, it was my hope that I would have more time to focus on not only Peanut Butter Runner but also Bakin’ and Eggs. You see, Bakin’ and Eggs was my first blog and I’ve had it for three years. It’s been sad how much I’ve neglected it over the past year as PBR grew and my life got so busy. I’m committing to getting back in the kitchen and back to blogging recipes 3-4 times a week. Ambitious? Yes, but I’ve done it before and it’s going to happen again.
Now, let’s talk PBR. Here are some highlights of what I have in the works…
- Complete site redesign/overhaul…it’s happening! Hallelujah!
- A yoga series where I am going to break down poses for you with videos and pictures.
- Weekly fitness posts. It’s my goal to have some sort of educational weekly fitness post. This could be anything from my favorite variations on planks to injury topics to arm workouts. Get excited!
- More insight on food…what I’m eating, how I cook and how I shop. Several of you have asked for pantry/fridge staple kind of posts and information on how I make things like my homemade dressings.
Let me know what other topics you would like covered on PBR! I’m open to any and all of your ideas!
One more quick thing before I get to the daily recap. I will be posting another review/giveaway post tomorrow. When I volunteered for these reviews, it was not expected for them to be published so close to each other but due to circumstances beyond my control, they both were approved the same week. I just want to reiterate that the opinions expressed are my own and I am excited to be giving away $50 gift cards to drugstore.com to you! (That do not have to be spent to buy the products that I’m reviewing!!!) Hang with me. No more planned after tomorrow’s post!
Today was busy, busy! I taught three yoga classes and two yoga privates. Breakfast was a cinnamon raisin English muffin with peanut butter, honey, banana and cinnamon before teaching the 8:10 hot and 9:15 hot vinyasa at Y2.
I was starving when I made it home for a lunch break. I made a tofu grilled cheese with apricot preserves, spinach and cheddar on whole wheat. Carrots, honey wheat pretzels and half of a pink lady apple with cinnamon on the side.
After lunch I headed back Uptown for my yoga privates. I got back home around 4:30 and made a snack of greek yogurt mixed with pumpkin puree. I topped it with diced banana, granola, cinnamon, honey, dried cranberries and peanut butter. Yum!
I have to admit that I tried to beg my way out of my 7:15 yoga class by asking my teacher if he would cover for me (he always takes the class) but he said he really wanted to practice. I told him I would toughen up and teach but he would pay…enter lots of chaturanga pushups, planks and hard abs. 😉
A group of us always go out for wine after my Wednesday evening class and it came up in conversation that tonight’s class was one of the best and most natural that I’ve taught. Apparently, when I’m tired “real Jen” comes out and not “I’m teaching and performing Jen.” Interesting, huh?