Wednesday, December 16, 2009

blog-spiration

perfect recovery food
no, it's not chicken soup (although that has its merits as well) . . . it's egg in a frame!! served with a cup of butternut squash soup from my pacific stash (yes, another gift from the blogosphere).


a forgotten childhood staple, i got the idea from caitlin and used matt's great harvest bread, so this is a truly blog-inspired meal.

god, i'm going to miss being home for lunch. this one probably wouldn't travel well. something in this meal must have had therapeutic powers, because i'm feeling much better already!

yo- yo- yoga
i have been off-and-on with respect to yoga practice ever since college when i took classes with a 60ish leathery-skinned-but-extremely-flexible ex-flower-child named dixie. in recent years, my practice has been limited to sporadic video and yogadownload sessions. these are great, but i'm not always motivated to actually do them consistently, and sometimes i wonder if i'm getting the poses right.

this morning, kath posted a glowing review of her (HOT) yoga glass, and i remembered the wonderful feeling of having finished a good session. plus, i thought back to the days when i could actually bend over and touch my toes -- days long before i started beating up my body with marathons! i miss being flexible. it's sad how much this aspect of my fitness has deteriorated.

so i decided: why not actually take some classes? there are multiple centers nearby, i have a decent amount of time, and it's not prohibitively expensive (plus, i just signed up for another $$$ moonlighting shift so i feel free about money . . . funny how that works when i haven't even EARNED IT YET).

this center offers one free class to newcomers -- maybe i'll give it a sample this weekend!


this center offers a 'stimulus package' of 4 classes/$40, as long as they are used within a month.

i may even try a class today -- carpe diem, right? especially while on research elective.

OFF . . .
to morning report, and then to either a coffee shop or the library for some work (haven't decided which). i'm glad to be back on a semi-normal routine!

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12.15.09

workout: day #3/3 of complete rest. which means . . .i'm going to attempt a short, verrrrry easy run today (and maybe some yoga). should be interesting.

doin' time: SECOND TO LAST martha dinner!! this meal is an example of one that i never would have chosen to make if it wasn't for the project, but which we both really enjoyed. who knew cabbage could be so sweet-tasting and comfort-filled? not me.

rye-crusted pork medallions + red cabbage with apples. plus, i drank about half of the beer pictured, which combined with nyquil led to a very peaceful night of sleep. hey, whatever works, right?

reading: YES -- i got through all of the articles i had planned on, and then some! back in the game, baby.

15 comments:

inmytummy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I actually asked for a Hot Yoga package for Christmas. I went a few weeks ago for the first time and enjoyed it.

Kate said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hey if you want to pick up more moonlighting shifts I can help you! I'm a reader, but have also been doing LT recruiting for 7 years.

Meg said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Let me know how the yoga goes! I've been comtemplating purchasing a pacakge at a studio. I'm just not great at the at-home yoga workouts.

marathonmaiden said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

gosh i so need to drag my butt to yoga. i keep telling myself that my muscles need it even though it's torture for my mind/personality hah

Kath said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

HOT YOGA is soooo worth it!!

Chelsea said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The hot yoga studio near us offers a Saturday "community class" that I want to start doing (except that it's at 4:30pm on a Saturday). I like doing yoga at home, but I feel like it would be better to have a teacher, mirrors, etc. at least once a week.

Jess said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I do like red cabbage, but a head of cabbage is huge and lasts forever. I don't like cabbage THAT much.

pen said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Now, I know I'm biased...but I love Blue Point Yoga (www.bluepointyoga.com) and Carrboro Yoga Center (www.mycyco.com). I used to teach yoga at BPY when I lived in Durham, and there are a few teachers at CYCo, who used to teach with me at BPY that I LOVE. (Check out Brooks at CYCo, she's amazing) AND, Sage Roundtree at CYCo specializes in yoga for athletes/runners (she's a runner/triathlete) and is actually pretty well known nationally for her sports yoga.

Ok, sorry for the rambling, I just miss the yoga from the triangle area so much!!!

atilla said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i want the recipe for the egg dish I couldn't quite visualize it in the picture

Susan said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We used to have "egg in a hole" on our kids' menu at the restaurant I worked at...it was never that popular! I guess it got beat out by the pancake with M&M's in it...

BroccoliHut said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a lovely blog-inspired meal! Sometimes I realize that I've had a complete day of blog-tastic eats: oats in a jar, green monsters, etc...
Perhaps some day I'll have to give Triangle Yoga a try too!

Denise said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love both Blue Point Yoga and Triangle Yoga in Durham/Chapel Hill. I used to take classes at both places. I miss them!

sarah said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

kate: hmm! maybe as a fellow. for now, i'm mostly just doing them because i need more NICU procedures and the $$$ is a nice bonus. it kind of boggles my mind to get paid $70/hr for anything!

chelsea: community class sounds awesome!

jess: cabbage is pretty cheap, though . . . i figure if we don't completely use it up, that's not the end of the world. wish i could buy half-heads though!

atilla: okay --> take piece of toast, cut out hole with drinking glass. crack egg into hole. cook. flip. EAT :) yes it's that easy . . .

broccoli: ahhh have never green smoothied! i'm thinking maybe tomorrow . . .

denise: that's reason #82347 that you and a need to move back.

Meredith (Pursuing Balance) said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes! My mom used to make that for me when I was sick!

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