Today’s Happy Note: Running in the rain! Dancing in the rain! Thinking in the rain!
I had an awesome yogunancing workout today. Yogunancing=yoga, running, dancing. It ended up being an epic 6 hour adventure because I kept getting caught in the rain and waiting and then having to take the train and then waiting some more. It was quite fun actually. The adventure included a 90-minute vinyasa yoga class followed by a 9-ish mile run and a 30-minute dance/gymnastics sesh in the park. I actually just remembered during my run/dance sesh that, two summers ago, I did adult gymnastics classes at Chelsea Piers. I am signing up again! FYI to new readers (feel free to say hi!): I was a gymnast from when I was 4 until I was 14. I sometimes miss it. Tumbling is pure joy. I’m starting this week and I’ll let you know how the classes go! I need to find an outfit first though…
Other than that adventure, my day involved some food experimentation, some Real Housewives watching (why why why are they so mean to each other), reading, writing, and, currently, some Nat Geo Great White Shark show viewing.
It actually was not a taste failure. But please note that these were supposed to be pancakes. Ummm, yeah. That didn’t happen. But it’s entirely my fault because I just threw tons of stuff into a bowl and hoped they would magically turn into pancakes. The taste was spot on though! Berries, flax meal, blueberry yogurt, pb. So I would call them yummy piles of mush rather than pancakes. But at least I tried! It is Pancake Sunday after all.
Frozen mango chunks. They never fail me. Unlike pancakes (see above).
Okay. Dinner. This was one of the easiest, yummiest dinners I’ve ever had. Ten minutes from fridge to plate and bursting with nutrition and flavor. I used a TJ’s habanero lime tortilla (after seeing them at Gabriela’s blog!) to make a quesadilla of sorts. I stuffed it with a serving of low fat refried pinto beans, gouda cheese, and TJ’s cilantro jalapeno hummus. I can see myself eating this dinner every day for like…all of summer.
I slathered some guacamole on top and had carrots, cucumbers, red pepper, and pineapple on the side. So gooey. So warm. So many flavors — spicy, dense, creamy, cheesy.
Eat this combo. Now.
I had to follow it up with something else that felt tropical-ish. Which meant coconut.
Round one: warm brownie topped with WF coconut dark chocolate, snowy shredded coconut, and a few chocolate-covered pretzels.
Round two: mixed a tbsp of crunchy pb, a few tbsps shredded coconut, and a splash of soy milk. This made a delicious dip for more chocolate covered pretzels!
This was an awesome dessert dip.
It’s been such a busy weekend! Time for me to wind down for the work week. Lots to do tomorrow and all week, really. Stay tuned for recaps of my gymnastics classes and a super awesome Adventure next Saturday!
What are you up to this week?