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.


  1. It was great meeting you at Kath’s! You must give me tips about using a point-and-shoot, because your pics look great- as does the whole blog 🙂 And I will get back to you about hiking around Cville; the best ones require some driving, but the Blue Ridge mountains provide endless opportunities for beautiful hikes!

  2. mary-kate

    i just stumbled here from kath’s blog, but i’m a fan already! i’m a runner and not so much a hiker, but i know the rivanna trails are easy to find:

    and humpback rock is popular with my hiker friends (, but potentially overpopular (i.e., crowded). and the ragged mountain natural area is supposed to be good, too, and less crowded (

    hope that helps! thanks for a great blog, and i’m glad you’re liking charlottesville. i love it!


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