Trying to make myself useful on this cold rainy day. Knocked out a few hours of work this morning with a snack break before I went to workout!
I found an old bag of dried apricots when I was cleaning out/organizing my pantry last weekend. I love dried apricots! They remind me of Paris…there’s this little stand with all these amazing nuts and dried fruits at the farmer’s market on Rue Monge. I used to go and stock up then snack my way through the week :). I also love local goat’s milk cheddar cheese. Twas the perfect pair.
Today we started our workout by doing lunges around the studio…not sure how many…maybe 70 or so? Enough to feel the burn. Then, we went through a sequence of “monkey jumps” (jumping jacks where you go down in a squat position, touch the ground then leap up), crunches, squats and chatarunga/up dog flows. I think we did this sequence about four or five times and by the end I was drenched in sweat and my shoulders were talking to me.
Raced home to reheat the rest of last night’s veggie burrito! I added a Quorn turkey burger and a heck of a lot of salsa to the mix. This isn’t the prettiest food blogger presentation but hey…I’m trying to conserve dishes!
My afternoon was spent writing in my new favorite location: THE LIBRARY! Oh, how I adore libraries. And there I’m not tempted to buy fun coffee drinks or books. I can set up camp at a table, pretend I’m in college again and, on my breaks, wander around and read British poetry. Free WiFi, too! And, its only a few blocks from my house…so much better than driving 15 miles to write at Barnes and Noble! I brought a little snackie: