Wooheeeeee yoga was JUST as I remembered it this morning: HARD.
I took a lovely 75 minute All Levels Flow class at my old studio, Blue Turtle Yoga, and the instructor actually was my old personal trainer from back in my college days. I guess she made the switch from personal training to yoga-ing in the past two years and she was just fabulous. I have to admit though, when I first saw it was her that would be teaching, part of me was like “oh crap” because I knew she was like a drill seargant from when we used to work out together. I guess her drill seargent ways flowed over into the mat because this class was full of sweaty vinyasa, balancing sequences that focused on warrior three transitioning to half moon to warrior two, and the like. The reason I love her though was that even though the class totally kicked my booty, she weaved in all sorts of deep “yoga thoughts”throughout and the result was almost spiritual. And, the best part was that afterwards I got to meet Leah, a blog reader!! I LOVE meeting you guys in “real life”!! It totally makes my day to see your smiling faces
After class I was in desperate need of something to refuel me. Of course I stopped at my old stomping ground, Teavana, yet again! After tasting the sample outside I wanted exactly that!
The mixture of the two teas was delicious and I had it lightly sweetened with a little rock sugar. I also grabbed what looked to be a homemade larabar creation ’cause all those chatarungas make Jenna a hungry girl!
I ate half of this bar and it was yummy. It had apple chunks in it and was the perfect thing after a sweaty practice.
I roamed around for a little while because I knew Christie wouldn’t be home from class yet and I wandered through my campus. Okay, seriously, how totally gorgeous is my college??!!!
I don’t think I ever knew how good I had it! The campus still takes my breath away. I think its one of the most beautiful places on earth.
When Christie got home we walked about six blocks to my favorite lunch spot ever!
I love this place for many, many reasons but mostly because they make everything in house and their menu is healthy and fresh! They make all their soups from scratch and have different ones every day.
For my lunch, I had half of the portobello wrap with a cup of the Mediterranean vegetable soup:
This wrap basically rocks my face off. Yummy grilled bell peppers, onions and a portobello are smothered in spinach spread and fresh spinach. SO tasty! And the soup was very good too. I loved the addition of the feta! Both of us were starving and literally cleaned every last speck off our plates in five minutes flat.
We are about to go out walking for the rest of the afternoon! I want to take Christie to the Battery where all the old, old mansions are right next to the water. Our evening plans include drinks here, dinner here and then Christie has convinced me to actually go out to a bar. I don’t even remember the last time I went out in a social manner—its definitely been awhile. It should be interesting!