Yesterday was a bit of a photo fail. My friend A. offered to take the pictures at his place before dinner and after yoga, but I was chilled and wanted to put on warmer clothing so I did a shoddy job. It happens!
I’ll probably get a text or an email after this goes up, saying something like: “I would have taken the picture!” from A.. I know, A. Thank you! You’re the best.
I realized yesterday that if I wore my backless top backwards, I could wear it kind of like a vest. I’m going to wear this again, with a darker coloured top underneath so you can really tell the difference, unlike here, with grey on grey. The effect is a bit more subtle.
That is my favorite hat. The pom pom won me over. I was therapeutically shopping after a break up, and this was one of the first things that made me smile.
Yesterday was a pretty wicked day. I woke up early, went for my long run of 8 miles. I like being in training for a race. The hypothermic half-marathon is one my favorite races, if only because the breakfast is phenomenal. After my run, A. picked me up, and we went to our yoga studio for a Gong Bath. The woman who does the Bath plays all these gongs and meditation bowls as you lay on your back and let the sounds wash over you. It eventually leads you into a meditative state. It was really quite unique and wonderful.
We stuck around for yoga after the Gong Bath. There is something kind of fun about practicing Bikram super blissed out. I am also cleansing right now, so I’m not feeling as strong as I normally do, but it was still a really wonderful practice.
A. and I have created a Sunday night dinner group. We call ourselves the winter Orphan Coalition. As I’m cleansing, I took over and made the meal tonight, within the confines of my cleanse. I also made dinner rolls for A. to eat with the soup. It was a fully vegan meal, and it was almost unbearably delicious. Well, A. claims the rolls were delicious, and he froze 2 of them for me to try when I can eat bread again.
Rosemary oregano garlic balsamic whole wheat beer bread (I need a better name).
I call this Murder in a Bowl, as the beets make it an especially wonderful colour – perfect to eat right before watching the Walking Dead. Anyways, Murder in a Bowl is made of beets, carrots, orange zest and veggie stock. Delicious.
Big thanks to A. for letting me experiment with food for Sunday night dinner!