The Body Knows Best

There are plans and then there is…

a super sore body from dance class yesterday!

My “plan” for today was to bike to a 9:30am Vinyasa yoga class and then go for a quick run.  But my right butt cheek, right obliques, left shoulder, and quads started whimpering “no” before I even got dressed.  Then Tate and I tried in vain to find a hike to go on between here and the vineyard we are going to this afternoon but our search came up short.  So an urban hike it was.  We covered 3.75 miles and hit up Integral Yoga for a little grocery shopping along the way.

(If anyone knows of great hikes around C’ville, please send the info my way!)

I did manage a lovely run yesterday and even made some cash along the way.

Ground score!  Now, what to do with 100 whole cents?

Last night Tate and I biked over to Kath and Matt’s for their “House Cooling Party” and good times were had by all.

The spread was gorgeous, delicious, and nutritious of course, I would expect nothing less from these two!

In the past I have found it challenging to not overeat at parties, if there was food sitting there I would mindlessly munch and leave the party bloated, gassy, and uncomfortable.  Worst of all, I wouldn’t have even enjoyed a lot of the snacking because it was truly mindless and distracted eating.  Over the last year or two I have been cultivating a greater awareness of eating and appetite and was able to put it into practice last night and not overeat.  This will be a lifelong practice for me, I am all too aware how easy it is to fall back into old habits with eating.

Kath also served an amazing butternut squash soup that I woke up craving!  Kath, will you please make me this soup again?  Or at least give me the recipe?

Time to pack a picnic lunch and head to Grayhaven Winery for some dancing in the vineyard.