I have a very strange life.
Remember the Crash Test Dummies?
Yeah, those guys.
Well, the most random thing ever happened today: I walked into my 8pm yoga class only to be greeted by Brad Roberts, aka the lead singer/super deep voiced guy of the band. As it turns out, Brad was providing the musical accompaniment for class tonight. Dude can “Om” like no one’s business. He didn’t sing much except for the chanting at the beginning and end, the rest of class he just played guitar while we worked on back bends.
Totally bizarre night.
In other news: Check out my interview on the awesometastic blog A Dinner Party. It was a total blast being interviewed by Lisa, who is a writer by trade and food lover at heart. It’s rare in life that I’m on the other end of an interview…it’s so much fun! A Dinner Party is a blog about the art of dinner parties, and it’s absolutely charming!
Today was my very first day of vacation and it was lovely. It was also my very first day of P90x, which wasn’t quite as intimidating as I’d imagined, but I wouldn’t go as far as call it lovely. I started out the day with the chest and back DVD, followed by the ab DVD. By the time I got to yoga tonight my arms felt like they were just about to fall off. The infomercials make the program seem super duper scary, but I can say that thus far it’s pretty doable. I’m not a huge Tony Horton fan, back in the Elastic Waist days I reviewed his 10-Minute Trainer videos and noted that he’s a babbler. He’s still a babbler and a bit of an ego-maniac. I kept flashing to that scene in the film version of American Psycho where Christian Bale is having a threesome but spends the whole time checking himself out in the mirror–somehow I imagine that’s what it must be like to get naughty with Tony Horton. I think I even had to take a break from pull-ups for a moment because I was laughing so hard. Regardless of Tony’s personality, I’m liking the system so far. I’m determined to get through all 90 days of this sucker.
Speaking of getting through things: I finished my race on Sunday. I’m not saying I was fast (coming in at a little under an hour) but I did it, and I’m already on board for my next race, a five miler in June. For the next race I’m going to make more of an effort to train outdoors, the ground is so much harder (no pun intended) than the treadmill!
Ahh, now it’s time for a food recap.
My new favorite smoothie: Almond milk, protein powder, banana, 1 tbsp peanut butter, chocolate syrup
Cheese toast (whole grain bread with Cheddar cheese)
This was my last piece of bread for the next 8 days–once the sun went down it officially became Passover which means for the next week I nix bread, soy, corn products and legumes. Most cranky-making holiday ever.
Salad with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, mandarin oranges, grilled chicken and homemade lemon vinaigrette