Truthfully, I love doing Friday Favorites as a recap of the week when my weeks are worth recapping and/or I have things to share! This was one of those weeks where every night was filled with a social obligation (not a bad thing!) but I’m feeling the lack of slowness and rest. Hello Sunday lounge day in my PJ’s, I’m looking forward to you. Except that we might have to go furniture shopping, so that might be postponed.
Anywho, one fun thing this week was a Charlotte Food Bloggers Meet up at Unknown Brewing. Rather than a wine and food pairing, we did a beer and food pairing. The menu included
Ginger Wheat Beer (my favorite) paired with mango salsa
Pre Game Pale Ale paired with assorted flatbreads/pizzas
Over the Edge IPA/Scratch N Sniff IPA paired with buffalo chicken bites
Dirty Commie Heathen or Krash the Kremlin Russian Imperial Stouts paired with brownies
Raisin the Roof Belgian Quad paired with bacon wrapped dates
I did some speedwork! 1.5 mile warm up, 6 x 1 mile with 400 m recovery, then a mile cool down. I’m not sure I’m where I need to be speedwise, but I’m making a consistent effort of doing those workouts.
My favorite lunch of the week was a messy fish burrito from Carrburitos, followed by a refreshing bowl of fruit.
Starting to plan excursions for when we’re in Utah! If you’ve ever been to Salt Lake City or Park City, please let your girl know! I’m looking for excursions and recommendatinos for after the Ogden Marathon.
I wanted to share this article up here rather than below in case you didn’t make it to the bottom. This is a great article written by Tina Muir, and she talks about not having a period for 9 years, and how that affected her decision to stop running.
9 Years without a period and I’ve stopped running. I have had quite a few clients dealing with amenorrhea, many of them being runners. I hope to do some more posts on this in the future, but I want to clarify that it is NOT necessary the running that causes amenorrhea. It’s usually low energy availability, which basically means the amount of energy your body has left for daily living, growth, health and functioning after training is subtracted. Remember, we need fuel, even if our body isn’t always hungry!
Yum’s to Make:
Jalapeno Shrimp Veggie Bake via Cotter Crunch
Asian Quinoa Salad via Two Peas and Their Pod (so colorful!)
Peanut Butter Hummus Brownies via Eating Bird Food. I’m intrigued, and I have a whole bunch of hummus to use!
Around the Web:
I drank unicorn frappuccino’s for a week and here’s what happened <– Praise Alexis. I have so much love for that Hummasapien chick. Let’s stop freaking out and focusing on sugar and fat all the time.
Myths of Intuitive Eating – One of them in here is that you have to use your BRAIN sometimes, too. Not just listening to your body. Exactly what I talked about when thinking about intuitive eating and exercise.
You may want to lay off frozen hash browns for the time being <—ummmm, how does this even happen?
If you like the idea of meal delivery systems, here are some unique ones! Think exclusively burgers, wine, and even local Italian ingredients! Sign me up for the wine deliveries!
Banana Peach Oatmeal Bake, great for meal prep!