Hey friends – happy Wednesday! I’m LOVING March weather in DC this year – usually March is a rough month because you’re so over the cold but apparently this year spring is here early. 🙂
I’m also really loving that it’s so light in the evenings again – totally worth dealing with dark morning workouts! Light evenings make the days feel so much longer and more full. For example – last night I met my friend Karen around 6:30 for a nice stroll and low key outdoor dinner date, which totally wouldn’t have happened had it not been light and warm out!
We met in Rosslyn at the metro and then strolled over Key Bridge and into Georgetown, walking along the water for awhile before coming back and hitting up Sweetgreen for an al fresco feast.
It was such a fun night and a nice way to take advantage of the beautiful weather! For my salad, I got arugula, beets, cabbage (x 2 – obsessed), chickpeas, avocado, shrimp, lemon juice, and balsamic vinaigrette. Plus unpictured bread! So good.
And speaking of avocado – I’m still crushing hard on avocado toast as of late. I’ve taken to having my flour free breakfast pancake at home, then packing up a piece of avocado toast to enjoy downtown as my mid/late morning snack. This works especially well on days like today where I’m hitting a noon yoga class and won’t be eating lunch until around 1:15. Sometimes I eat all of it, sometimes I save a little for the afternoon – depends how hungry I am!
I kept it simple today and just topped it with some salt and pepper, but I found this awesome post from my friend Tina with “15 simple and delish ideas for avocado toast” that I want to experiment with next time! Yum.
I also threw together another batch of my Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites earlier this week to enjoy as my afternoon snacks. I didn’t have time to make them into pretty small balls this time, so they are huge messy ones. Whatever – tastes the same. 😉 Love that recipe! I left out the flaxseed again (saving it for my morning pancakes!) and added a pinch of salt since my PB was unsalted.
On the fitness front, I’ve been all about the yoga this week – as I mentioned I’m hitting a noon yoga class today and I went to one on Monday, too. Feels so nice to stretch out and slow down, as always! As for yesterday, though, I was back at the track! It was chilly out there but felt good once we were moving.
We did mile repeats – oof! That just means run a mile fast, rest for a minute or two, then run another mile fast, and repeat. I know – rough. I wasn’t feeling my speediest but I pushed through! I did 3 mile repeats and also about one additional mile total of warm up and cool down jogging.
Time to get back at it – I have a lot of work to get done on the intuitive and mindful eating program I’m putting together with Rachael and Alex – we’re getting so excited to unveil it soon!
Have a fabulous Wednesday, my friends!
Who else is really into avocado toast lately? What are your favorite topping combinations?