Happy Monday! I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend and that your week is off to a good start. Mine had an early start…I had a small group training session at 5:30 a.m. then came home for coffee, smoothie and computer work before heading to the studio to teach and practice.
This weekend (finally) marked the return to the farmers market for me.
For years I have been a year-round market goer but over the last 6-9 months I’ve gotten out of the routine because of teaching 2-3 classes on Saturday mornings. My recent schedule shake up has me free until 11:15 on Saturdays so there’s plenty of time again to do all the fun Saturday morning activities I love like going for an early run and the farmers market. Yay.
For local readers, I always go to the Charlotte Regional Market. There’s tons of selection and the prices are great although you do have to be careful to make sure that you’re buying from an actual farmer and not just someone who resells produce. I love seeing the same vendors every week and have been buying from many of the same faces and farms for years.
This week I came home with blackberries, broccoli, chicken thigh/leg quarters, cucumbers, tomatoes and zucchini. I have to be careful not to overbuy produce!
I taught class after the market and then met a friend for lunch at Earl’s Grocery. This has quickly become one of my favorite meeting/hangout/working spots in Charlotte.
I taught another class on Saturday evening (subbed for a friend) and then came home and went for a late evening walk with my fiance and Zoey. We initially set out to run but we walked down the driveway and I looked at him and said, “Can we just walk?” I was still sore from my workout on Thursday (second day soreness…worse than the first day!) and just tired from teaching two hot classes. We went back in and got Zoey and ended up walking three miles.
We went for a late dinner at Cantina 1511 where I devoured these two amazing tacos. The one on the left was Al Pastor…slow roasted pork with achiote and served with shaved cabbage, grilled pineapple and habanero crema. The one on the right was Marco Polo…shrimp, jalapeño bacon and rajas, with pico de gallo, melted cheese, shredded cabbage and cascabel aioli.
When we got home Zoey got her first frozen doggie treat. It was a mix of yogurt, peanut butter and honey and she pretty much thought it was the best thing ever.
On Saturday night we watched Begin Again on NetFlix and I really enjoyed the movie. Keira Knightley is always great, Mark Ruffalo was hilarious and it was fun seeing Adam Levine in a movie. He looked so different in the film! I highly recommend this movie for an easy watch.
I slept until 9:15 on Sunday morning (glorious!) and then made brunch. I had an egg and cheese sandwich on sourdough with avocado, tomato and cheddar.
I subbed a yoga class on Sunday afternoon and then got showered and dressed to go out for apps and a movie. These shrimp lettuce wraps were delicious at Upstream.
I saw my first Jurassic movie ever with Jurassic World. Can you believe I never saw the original Jurassic Park? I thought this movie was entertaining but I was on edge…there was a lot of action happening! Side note…I can’t even imagine being an actor in this movie and having to do all of it in front of a green screen while pretending there are dinosaurs chasing after you. That takes skill! 🙂
I wrapped up my Sunday with gelato, hot tea and a book in bed.
Do you have any movies to recommend? Seen anything good lately?
Are you a farmers market shopper? Year-round or just during the summer?