I love Sunday evenings. I don’t spend them dreading Monday and all the things that the week has to hold but instead enjoy the opportunity to relax and decompress a bit from the weekend.
But enough about Sunday – since I’m running a day behind, I owe you the Saturday recap.
I taught the complimentary yoga class at lululemon on Saturday morning. I love that they offer this to the community. This was actually my first time teaching in-store yoga and it was a nice way to start the day.
I made a stop by the Charlotte Regional Farmer’s Market on my way home and picked up some fruits and veggies for the week – peaches, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, zucchini, tomatoes, pink eyed peas and eggplant.
When I got home I headed out for a hot, sweaty and pain-free run. This makes TWO WEEKS of pain-free running so I am very hopeful. Having patience and laying off of running for six weeks is paying off.
I refueled with a green smoothie and then planted myself on the couch for the rest of the afternoon to get some work done. Over the course of the afternoon I had apple slices with peanut butter, pretzel sticks and a Starbucks soy latte.
We had plans to go to the first Panthers pre-season game and I wanted to eat dinner before heading out (I did not trust my stadium options). I made a salad and topped it with one of the black-eyed pea cornbread cakes that I made earlier this week.
And of course right when we left it started raining. Sigh…rather than be in a bad mood about it, I just put my rain jacket on, rolled up my jeans and drank a beer. Brandon was so excited about the game that I just had to be a good sport.
Just look at him, like a kid on Christmas Eve! 😉
I was actually very impressed to see some improvements in food and beverage offerings at Bank of America Stadium. There were more healthy food options and craft beers.
They just opened a new market this year that sells all kinds of healthy fare like sushi, salads, sandwiches and wine.
Brandon actually spotted this and called me over to take a picture. There was a quinoa and roasted veggie salad. Who would have ever thought we’d see that at an NFL football game!?
The rain stopped after the first quarter and I was able to shed my rain jacket and poncho. It was fun to see the old starters and new rookies play. And the Panthers won! After only winning two games last season, it was nice to start the pre-season with a win.
Do you like NFL football? I am a big UGA football fan but I’m less enthusiastic about the NFL. Mainly because if I spend Saturday watching college football, I don’t want to spend all day Sunday watching it too. But if I had to pick an NFL team, it would be the Panthers!
Would anyone be interested in writing a guest post for me this week? Like in the next day or two? If so, please e-mail me at peanutbutterrunner (at) gmail (dot) com.