Weekend Recap / Welcome Monday!

Hello, and holy crap it’s Monday again. Hope your weekend didn’t fly by as fast as mine did.It was a busy few days off for me. Time with family, friends, and doing fun things. Saturday my legs were still uber sore from running, yoga, and cycling last week. My original training plan was 20 weeks long, but I added 2 weeks on to give my body time to acclamate, and to make sure the training ended exactly on the date of the half.
I give you this backstory because I decided to let my legs have a rest this weekend and just have a couple of days off. I was still active — some biking, walking, and a (tiny bit of) cardio activity during a human foosball game I played Sunday afternoon. I also ate delish food, but tried to be good. This includes this yummy charcuterie I made Friday night before we went out:
 Saturday started out superbly, with my first visit of the season (FINALLY!) to the Saturday Market, my fave.
We took an empty backpack to fill with delish local produce and such, but only ended up leaving with a baguette, which we enjoyed during the leisurely stroll up and down Main Street. I always love the Saturday market, and look forward to making a list this week to pair with recipes and food prep for next week. Also, how is it not tomato season yet?! It’s June! Ready to see those yummy purple and green heirlooms and fat, juicy red tomatoes on my plate.
The Market was followed by lots o’ walking in the West End, for the yearly West End festival. It was a neat little gathering of local artists, food demonstrations, restaurants, and vendors from the West End. And of course, this allowed for drinking in the street. Always fun to take in the local fests with a cold beer in hand.
To be 100% honest with you, I’d planned on doing 3 miles Sunday morning, then this happened:
I felt guilty for about 10 seconds, then decided to enjoy a rare lazy Sunday morning in bed for an extra 30 minutes. With my fave oh-so-good-for-me food for brunch. It was actually exactly what I needed.
On to a new day, which is already off to a great start. On my way to yoga in my car at 5:15 AM, I was wondering why the hell I’m still waking up at the ass crack of dawn to teach yoga, nearly 4 years in. But my students were awesome, positive, and always make waking up before the sun worth it. Leaving class I felt grateful to have the opportunity to share yoga and help people feel good.

Some of my goals for today:
  • Stay positive.
  • Clean out work inbox and kick ass professionally.
  • Treat others with kindness, even if they suck.
  • Do not get sucked into an Instagram and/or Facebook wormhole at any point. (e.g. Stay focused and productive until bedtime!)
  • Don’t eat pizza.
  • Do stay hydrated.
  • Yoga after work.
  • Sunday food prep on Monday.
  • Solid night’s sleep.
Alright, time to finish my much-healthier-for-me-than-cold-pizza oatmeal breakfast and start marking things off of my goal list. Cheers to another week! Hope your Monday is already off to a great start, too.

Oh, the humidity of it all!

We got sooo much rain in the Upstate last night! Apparently, there was record-setting flooding in downtown Greenville. I happened to be out in the monsoon-like rain. Luckily, I’d already planned to cabby it home, and didn’t have to worry about driving in it. Yuck.

I’ve taught a lot of yoga this weekend, and while it’s really nice to practice hot yoga on a rainy day, this also means that the summer-rain-induced humidity rears its ugly head in the hot yoga studio. My class started at 4:00 today, and the humidity got up to 62%! (Normally we keep it at 45% humidity, to keep the air moist and generate a nice sweat.)

True to my Risk Manager self, I stayed on top of fresh air movement so people could breathe (kind of important, I guess), and also kept putting towels down over all the sweat puddles so no one would slip and fall if they stepped off of their mat. Seriously, I’ve never taught a sweatier class in my life.

After class, it was time for mopping duties, as per my usual routine. I got halfway through mopping the room and was talking to a guy who was still on his mat, not ready to get up quite yet. When I was getting closer to mopping his area of the room, he rolled up his mat and towel and proceeded to drip quite literally a half gallon of sweat aaaaaalllllllllll the way across the half of the room I’d already mopped. It was very gross, and I know he didn’t mean to. But it totally made me think of this scene from “A Little Princess” when Sarah is mopping that long hallway and the mean girl walks down the freshly-mopped floors just to be a bitch.


I was pissed that I had to re-mop the entire studio, but was excited to remember “A Little Princess”. Why in God’s name I was obsessed with such a sad movie as a child is beyond me. Maybe I related to Sarah and her love for her dad. Regardless, I came straight home and ordered it for $6 on Amazon so I can watch it this week and have a little cryfest. It’s been years since I’ve seen it. Such a heartwearming movie!! Love.

Snow window 2In other news, I remembered that I have streaming video on Amazon Prime, and have totally been geeking out late at night on great TV that I totally forgot was available to me for free. Score! It’s not even 8:00 yet, and I’m in my pajamas, in bed with my laptop and dogs, ready for some binge watching to end my weekend. Winning!