I have to start my weekend recap at the end. We watched the series finale of Parenthood on Sunday night and I am so insanely sad that it’s over. We’ve spent the last few months with the Braverman’s and I am seriously attached to them. I know it’s just a TV show but I don’t think I’ve ever watched a one that I could relate with so much on so many levels. It so perfectly captured the emotions of everything from growing up to family dynamics to self-discovery to parenting to career to love relationships and everything in between.
If you haven’t watched this series I can’t recommend it enough. Tanner really enjoyed it too. The show is extremely well-written and the characters are lovable and relatable. I honestly want to start at the beginning and watch it all again. I know I will at some point in time.
Backtracking to Friday. I got serious about carb loading on Friday for lunch and did a double dose of my favorite avocado and egg toast with smoked salmon and sriracha added.
When I got home from the race expo, I made a super easy dinner of basmati rice cooked in coconut oil, butternut squash roasted with coconut oil, sauteed spinach and a chicken breast seasoned with Dizzy Pig Ragin’ River and Shaking the Tree.
It always pumps me up to make a race-day playlist the night before. Here’s my Charlotte Half Marathon playlist if you’d like to follow along.
After the race I headed over to the studio to teach my 11:15 class. We had brunch with some friends after. We started with brussels sprouts.
I had a salad with arugula, cranberries, almonds, avocado and our beet burger. I hopped over to the nail salon next door to get a quick pedicure (the best post-race treat!) before coming back to the studio for an interview. I’m hiring a marketing assistant. (Cue angels singing!!!)
I picked up a coffee on my way home and then assumed this position for the most of the remainder of the day/night.
I even had dinner delivered to me on the couch by Tanner. He picked up a turkey burger and roasted cauliflower for me from Namastay Kitchen. Our turkey burger is SO good. It has local turkey, pecan wood bacon, caramelized onions, a grain mustard remoulade and arugula. We discussed going out but I just wanted to chill. We ended up renting Bad Moms and I was pleasantly surprised to find it not only funny but also with a super great message.
I woke up around 7:30 on Sunday morning and decided to break out my juicer for the first time in forever!
I made a green juice with kale, cilantro, orange, apple, lime and ginger. I am always so amazed by how much produce it takes to get so little juice. Regardless, it tasted amazing. We also went through two French presses full of coffee.
I wanted to switch up our breakfast a bit so I made pumpkin pancakes.
Sunday bacon has become a thing. If you’re not on the “baking bacon” bandwagon yet, I think it’s the best way to cook bacon. I don’t know about you but I don’t love making it in a fry pan because my house smells like bacon for two days and I can’t go anywhere without showering. I line a baking sheet with foil and then place a wire rack over it. I arrange the bacon on the rack and then place it in a cold oven. I turn the oven to 350 and it takes about 15-20 minutes to cook.
The finished product!
I’d had a closet purge on my mind for weeks so I finally made it happen on Sunday afternoon. I spent four hours cleaning, organizing and throwing out. It was so, so, so necessary. I felt so much better after. I think Zoey was so confused about what I was doing because she planted herself on top of a pile of clothes and wouldn’t budge. I figured maybe she was worried we were moving again or I was leaving to go somewhere. Wish I could see into those little minds.
You already know how I spent my Sunday evening! 😉
Did you watch Parenthood? Who was your favorite character?
Do you like juicing?
Has anyone else had the urge to purge lately?