Where Is Summer? And Scallops, CrossFit Craziness, Baking and Yogi Clothes
byJenonJuly 13, 2013
Well, it’s cloudy, raining and unseasonably cool for July in Charlotte again this weekend. It’s a trend this summer. I’m seriously not kidding.
– Rain has fallen somewhere in Mecklenburg County daily since June 23.
– Since June 1, more than 11.7 inches has fallen at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charlotte’s official measuring station. That compares to 5.18 inches in an average year during that time.
– Rain has fallen on 79 of the 192 days so far this year in Charlotte. That puts us on pace for the 10th-highest number of rainy days in a year.
– Thanks to the rain and clouds, we’ve had only four 90-degree days this year in Charlotte. The record for the smallest number of 90-degree days is eight. So we’re likely to finish with one of the smallest number of 90-degree days in a single year.
This is the craziest summer weather that I have ever experienced in the South! I’m trying my best to get over the gray, gross, humid, terrible-hair inducing weather. I’ve given up on straightening my hair and have received several, “I didn’t know your hair was curly” comments this week.
Enough weather…here’s what life has been looking like around here. It’s been a few days since I’ve checked in with y’all.
Friday lunch was a portobello wrap with spinach, hummus, feta and sundried tomatoes. I love this wrap from Reid’s!
I took a friend’s hot yoga class on Friday afternoon and then walked over to Total Wine for their Friday evening wine tasting (hot yoga + wine tasting is definitely an appropriate Friday activity). I appreciate that they have really affordable bottles open and was pleased to discover a new white wine that I love. I usually do not go for whites but this Vouvray was amazing and ended up being the inspiration for Friday night dinner.
I spent the evening in the kitchen and made a baked lemon-thyme mushroom risotto, roasted broccoli and seared sea scallops with a wine and herb pan sauce. I drizzled the risotto with a basil infused olive oil and the scallops with a 25 year aged balsamic. I received both from a friend as a birthday gift and finishing the dish with them definitely took it to a different level
I got myself out of bed and to CrossFit at 8 a.m. this morning to do this WOD. My body does not respond great to early morning CrossFit. I do much better CrossFitting later in the day when my body is warm and more with it. Anyway, I powered through it all and then flew off the pull up bar and landed square on the right side of my butt/hip on my third to last pull up. It happened so fast but I guess I just lost my grip. I feel so lucky that I didn’t break an arm or anything but my booty is definitely bruised and sore (as is my pride!). I got up and walked around to check out the damage and seemed okay so I finished the last two pull ups and the 30 thrusters. Pull up accident aside…this is a great WOD and took me a little over 20 minutes with a 55# bar.
Post CrossFit and yoga smoothie from Whole Foods. Double Green with blueberries instead of mixed berries, add almond butter. SO GOOD.
Given my stanceonkindness, I had to have this tank that we just got in at the studio. I brought it home with me after teaching an afternoon class and sported it to Whole Foods looking the total part of yoga hippie with a wooden necklace and skinny rolled up jeans. 😛
I picked up baking supplies at Whole Foods and then came home and got busy in the kitchen. Recipes coming soon.
Hope it’s a sunshine-filled, happy weekend for y’all!
I'm Jen and I'm a personal trainer, yoga teacher and the author of Ultimate Plank Fitness and The Complete Guide to Yoga Inversions. I live in Charlotte, NC and share daily updates about food, fitness, yoga and life with two golden retrievers! You can reach me at [email protected]