I have been waiting nearly a year to say this next sentence. Here it goes…
I LOVE Charlottesville.
We moved here just over two weeks ago and prior to moving day I had only visited a couple of times to house hunt. C’ville became our chosen home last fall while still living in Lima, Peru. After being SO far away from family for a year (well, 9 really because it’s not like Utah and Oregon are close) we knew it was time to come home. While Tate and I both love West Virginia we weren’t interested in actually being home but more like an easy road trip away :). C’ville looked really good on paper and is 2-3 hours of easy driving to 99% from our immediate family so we picked it practically sight unseen. And THANK GOODNESS it seems to be working out! Honestly, I was really skeptical during our house hunting excursions and our first few days of living here. But, obviously, our (C’ville and I) relationship is blossoming into something beautiful!
Today was the first day in a long time where I woke up dreading my workout. I just didn’t want to do it. My body was a bit sore from many days of great workouts and I knew it was going to get hot fast. But I remembered the quote “no one ever regrets their workout” and laced up my shoes.
That’s my run course written on my wrist. I used Map My Run to chart out a 4.08 mile run in the opposite direction than I usually go. Map My Run is awesome, especially since I can’t afford one of those fancy running watches right now. It was really nice to not think about my course and just follow the plan, knowing what my final distance would be. In fact, I didn’t even time it which is very rare for me. As soon as I started moving I was glad I did and really enjoyed my (HOT) run.
Post run was all about the yoga and 30 minutes of vinyasa flowed.
Between the heat and the physical exertion I was super ready for a snack after yoga and here’s what I whipped up.
I have been straining my homemade yogurt to make it nice and thick like greek yogurt but you are left with a cup full of whey also.
It seemed like a shame to throw away the whey (try saying that one 10x fast!) since it is chockfull of calcium and friendly bacteria so I thought a smoothie would be the perfect match.
It had been way to long since I’ve had a smoothie! I used to make them really regularly but our freezer didn’t really work in Peru so I guess I got out of the habit. This one turned out delicious! A little banana would have gone a long way but I am determined not to buy bananas until at least November when there is no such an abundance of local fruit.
Lunch followed an hour or two later
Yowza! Look at the time, I need to clean the house and run some errands before my mom arrives for her first visit to our house. Have a great Friday!