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Super Noodle Night

Thank you, thank you for the comments and Tweets congratulating me on the new yoga teaching gig. I am extremely excited and looking forward to teaching my first class at Y2 tomorrow. My name is on the schedule…it’s really happening!

I started my day at Y2 today for an ashtanga practice. One of the things I want to be careful about is not letting teaching compromise my personal practice.

It took me 45 minutes to drive the 5 miles to work from yoga due to crazy storms we had last night that knocked down trees and power lines. The streets were grid locked. It was not a fun commute, especially once I learned that I’d left my coffee at home. I swung into Starbucks to pick up a soy latte.

There was no way I was going without coffee! Overnight oats in an almost empty Fage container for breakfast.

I went home at lunch to grab BodyPump clothes for tonight and packed a quick lunch to take back to work.

This salad was awesome! Spinach, shredded cabbage, artichokes, sundried tomatoes, dried tropical fruit, feta and avocado with honey dijon lemon vinaigrette.

I subbed a BodyPump class for a friend after work, bringing my teaching count for the week to seven classes. I’m pretty sure that’s a record! This week I’m teaching three BodyPump classes, two yoga classes and two group strength classes. I’m teaching every day but Friday and twice on Sunday…whew!!!

I whipped up one of Brandon’s all-time favorites for dinner.

Chicken Parmesan – organic, free range chicken breasts breaded with goodness and topped with fresh mozzarella and organic marinara sauce. Barilla Plus spaghetti and ciabatta bread on the side.

It’s also one of Sullie’s favorite dinners!

Several years ago we introduced the “Super Noodle” to Sullie.

We tie together several spaghetti noodles to make one giant noodle. Sullie loves it!

We made a video of the super noodle in action when we lived in Birmingham so I will leave you with that! Sorry that it is sideways! 🙂

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  • Emily April 5, 2011, 10:49 pm

    Haha, love the video! We will have to do this with our retriever 🙂 Good luck tomorrow!!

    • Jen April 6, 2011, 4:57 pm

      It is very entertaining! 😉

  • Alaina April 6, 2011, 12:36 am

    Phew, what a busy week indeed! Hope you find time to relax. 🙂

    That dinner looks so good. I love Barilla pastas.

  • Janine April 6, 2011, 2:17 am

    you are always an inspiration!!

  • Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) April 6, 2011, 3:07 am

    That video is HILARIOUS!! “Sullie want a noodle…?” Lol at Brandon!! 😀

    Wow you’re teaching SEVEN classes this week?! That’s amazing!! Come to London and teach some soon, k? 🙂

    • Jen April 6, 2011, 4:59 pm

      Um, YES PLEASE! I would love to visit! 😀

  • Becky April 6, 2011, 6:31 am

    Chicken parmesan is a regular request from my boyfriend. It’s simple and satisfying. Enjoy all those classes!

  • Laura April 6, 2011, 7:29 am

    Soy lattes are my favorite!

  • Sarah April 6, 2011, 8:32 am

    Best of luck today! I’m sure you’ll do great. I cant make it this week so hope you’ll be teaching again next week! Have fun 🙂

    • Jen April 6, 2011, 5:00 pm

      I will be teaching every Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. and Sundays at 9:15 a.m. from now on! Permanent classes! 🙂

      Would LOVE to see you there!

      • Sarah April 7, 2011, 8:17 am

        Yay!! Count me in.

  • Sara April 6, 2011, 9:49 am

    Good luck today! I can’t believe you’ve taught so much this week. I work pretty far from uptown (in Mooresville), but I’ll have to work out my schedule so I can attend one of your Y2 classes soon! What kind of classes are you teaching?

    • Jen April 6, 2011, 5:01 pm

      Sara – I would LOVE to have you in class. I will be teaching a 7:15 p.m. hot vinyasa on Wednesdays and a 9:15 a.m. hot class on Sundays. Check out http://www.y2yoga.com/classes/schedule/.

      Let me know if you have any questions! 🙂

  • becca April 6, 2011, 11:56 am

    girl, your schedule is so busy i’m not sure how you even keep it straight! i was wondering if you’d consider doing a little lesson on homemade dressings?

    • Jen April 6, 2011, 5:02 pm

      definitely! great suggestion!

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) April 6, 2011, 1:26 pm

    The super noodle! That’s so cute!! As is Sullie 🙂

    Can’t wait to hear how your first class goes- so exciting!

  • Jen April 6, 2011, 8:06 pm

    Good luck with the first Yoga class, i’m sure you totally rocked it!!!!

  • Nicole April 6, 2011, 9:33 pm

    Hey, I love your blog! I am also a runner and although I am not injured I would like to keep it that way and start practicing yoga…I live in NYC so I have a lot of options available, including Bikram but I am pretty intimidated to start with those classes (All I know is that it is practiced in a hot room) Any suggestions on the best classes for beginners? Good luck with your teaching!

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