Hope you all had a lovely weekend! Here are a few quick snapshots from mine.
(Whoa, hey! Here I am!) I kicked off my Friday evening by meeting a friend to run. We ended up going six miles in 80+ degree weather and humidity so I was a sweaty, red faced mess at the end but it felt SO GOOD to move my body. I had an off week of workouts due to not feeling well and being busy with work so I was ready for this run!
I came home and recovered from my run by eating brownie batter. Haha. I actually think I like brownie batter better than cookie dough. I made a batch of my newest favorite brownie recipe to take to a pot luck along with the Watermelon, Feta and Arugula Salad I shared yesterday. I haven’t blogged the brownie recipe yet but I’ve made it twice and they are incredible. (I’m torturing you, right?) In the meantime, I love these Salted Fudge Brownies equally as much.
The pot luck was a small group of yogis and totally warm, welcoming and cozy.
We all brought things to share and our host made this Indian vegetarian lentil stew with homemade flatbreads. It was an evening full of laughter and amazing food.
And ridiculous dog holding. We brought the girls with us because our hosts had a big fenced in backyard (and a dog named Froto!). Zoey was a total ham while Sullie was a perfect angel. 🙂
I spent my Saturday taking and teaching yoga and spending time with friends. My friend Angie just started teaching at the studio (in photo above) and another friend who used to teach at the studio was in town visiting from Chicago.
We had brunch at The Flying Biscuit after practice to catch up and for their amazing “creamy dreamy grits” and “mile high biscuits.” Let me share some food weirdness with you…one of my favorite combos ever is grits with scrambled eggs and bacon mixed in so I totally did that with this plate! 🙂
The rest of my Saturday consisted of a baby shower, a massage, more work at the studio and frozen pizza and the couch!
I am IN LOVE with my Sunday mornings free from teaching. We slept until 9:30 this morning and then went to Whole Foods for breakfast and grocery shopping. I made a big cup of steel cut oats with apple compote, dried cranberries, raisins, cinnamon and a packet of Justin’s Maple Almond Butter that I purchased for $1. At $2.99 for the cup of oats (and the toppings) this was a steal for breakfast at Whole Foods!
Nothing super exciting to report for the rest of Sunday. Just a lovely day of getting things done, cooking and hanging out with the pups.
Here’s my weekly workout recap.
1 mile treadmill run at fast pace + 10 rounds of 10 back squats (75#) and 10 burpees
I only had 30 minutes to workout and let’s just say this was an efficient workout!
30 mins of hot yoga (wasn’t feeling well so only stayed for half of the class)
5 rounds of 10 back squats (75#) and 10 band assisted strict pull ups + 6 mile run
4.5 mile run
Not as much lifting as I would have liked but I really needed a break this week due to work demands and not feeling great so I am 100% okay with how the week of workouts went down. I think so much of maintaining a healthy balance with workouts is being flexible. As long as I move most days, I count it as a win!
Cookie dough or brownie batter?
How was your week of workouts?