Hello! Coming to you a little later this morning. I did not follow my own food prep rules at all, and let it get way out of hand. I was still cleaning up the kitchen around 9:30, and got sleepy very fast. In fact, I even had to put off making the Paleo Bread since it was already late. I am setting a timer next time!
Go Aztex! + Weekend Highlights
How was your weekend? You may have already had your morning coffee and blog reading time, but I wanted to pop in today to share a few weekend highlights. On Saturday, I enjoyed my morning routine of yoga class, and then a quick trip to Whole Foods. I also met up with Scott at the Aztex soccer game later in the evening. Go Aztex!
I snagged a package on groupon a few weeks back for Dharma Yoga in Austin. It happened to pop up on my computer, and it was perfect timing. As someone in a new area it is kind of nice to have a place of routine where everyone knows your name. Like they used to sing on Cheers. In fact, one of the teachers who was there said hello to me by name even though I only took her class once. Plus, the studio just has a very unique and inviting presence.
Off to Whole Foods after my 90 minute Hatha Yoga Class. We did a bunch of my favorite poses, and I am gradually become more comfortable with partner work. It used to feel very strange to me to start “doing yoga” with a stranger. But I am cool with it now…sort of.
Whole Foods was a mob scene as you can well imagine on a Saturday.
I grabbed a quick lunch and ate at one of the food counters. Kale salad, grilled salmon and a side of La Croix. After years of traveling for work I have become fairly comfortable with eating meals alone. The more casual the better, but I wish I had brought a book with me for company.
I grabbed some staples, casually pondered guacamole and headed towards the check out. A random man buying wine hugged me like we were best buds, but other than that it was all very typical. No joke, he just turned around and gave me a hug while I was getting my salmon.
Scott had to leave early for the soccer game so I headed out much later to meet him. I got to the stadium in record time and did not get lost which is huge for me. However, the line for parking was staggering and I ended up very high in the parking garage. Here is the view:
So I was 20 minutes late to a game that is only 90 minutes. I recall repeatedly saying to Scott the game seemed really short. I also walked to the “wrong side” of the seats. I must have misunderstood what the ticket taker said because I went to the opposite side of the stadium. I wondered why Scott had gone missing and no one was wearing a blue shirt (Aztex team color) when it dawned on me.
My family has said for years that I do very ditzy things and I may have to accept that they are right. Once you miss a flight because you were getting coffee there is really no going back.
I walked around to the other side of the stadium, found Scott, and got settled on a bench. Soccer is a really fun and fast paced sport so I find it to be fun to watch. The Aztex have a great fan base in Austin, and they are always very animated in their support. The Aztex won!
The health nut in me was cringing a little bit as I saw kid after kid eating a dinner and/or snacks consisting of chips, snow cones and buckets of popcorn. I certainly understand treats (especially for kids), but this seemed like a bit much. Scott and I are interviewing Michele from Paleo Running Momma for the podcast this week. I made a mental note to ask her how she manages to not let her children eat this way.
Sunday was beautiful. We decided to go to the later church service and afterwards swung by our local farmer’s market to walk around a bit.
We ended up with some chicken and vegetables which are typical purchases for us. Below is Scott struggling to see so he reluctantly put on my large sunglasses. Always keep sunglasses on hand in Austin!
Then we saw a new tent for ginger beer. We tried it, it was delicious and we ended up bringing a bottle home.
I put Scott on sweet potato duty and he came up with this delicious hash that is a mix of different types of sweet potatoes and butternut squash.
The rest of the evening was a blur and went something like this….meal prep, workout, meal prep, and clean up. Not even an episode of The Killing. I have to reign myself in next time.
I am almost done with my coffee so I am going to get going. Busy day ahead! I am also working on a new post for tomorrow with some suggestions about what to eat before a workout. See you bright and early!
Your turn: How was your weekend? What’s on your agenda for the week? Feelings on partner yoga?