The Sun Came Out and Dried Up All The Rain

by Lauren on September 10, 2011

Something strange happened today…

I woke up and saw the sun.

I haven’t mentioned this on the blog, but for the past week, we’ve been experiencing some catastrophic weather including some of the worst flooding our area has ever experienced.

Schools were closed, people were evacuated from their homes, many people have died.

It’s been like something out of a movie.

The destruction of this flood has left many people homeless or with severe damage. Luckily, where I live, it hasn’t been as bad and we’ve been very blessed to not have experienced any water damage or leaks in the new house.

I am sure the people of Pennsylvania did a little dance today for the fact that the rain subsided and gave us all a much needed break.

Saturday mornings are one of my favorite days of the week because I get to wake up first thing and teach RPM.

Pre-teaching fuel is always the same….

Rudi's Whole Wheat English Muffin, Sunflower Seed Butter, Mashed Banana, Honey

Today’s class was CRAZY!!!  The ventilation in the new spin room is broken and the humidity today was out of control. At one point, I thought a few people were going to pass out.

RPM is a very intense workout. You burn anywhere from 600-800 calories per class and loose about a liter of water.  As much as in shape I think I am, I am ALWAYS challenged by RPM which is why I love it so much.

After I’m done dying teaching, I hit up the Body Pump class that follows.  My two favorite classes back-to-back is a fantastic way to start the weekend.

I got home around 9:30am and realized I still had the whole day ahead of me.  The best part about working out so early is that you never feel like your day is shot.  I had some errands to run and then made it home for lunch.


Chobani with granola, peppers, snap peas with hummus

Pineapple, Orange, Hemp Smoothie

I realized that after I finished lunch, I really had nothing else on my to-do list for the day.  It was an odd feeling considering my days lately have been overloaded with to-do’s.

I went down through a list of things I could have done, but then ultimately decided that it would be in my best interest to take advantage of the down time and just relax.

The relaxing unfolded right into the evening….

Red Newt Cellars White Wine

My parents gave this to us from their recent trip to The Finger Lakes.  I was looking for a crisp white with dinner but should have known that it would be a tad too sweet for my liking.

 The wine may not have been the best, but the food made up for it.

Grilled Tofu over Tomato and Feta Quinoa

For the quinoa salad, I simply prepared a 1/2 C of quinoa, mixed it with fresh tomatoes, feta, basil, evoo, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Grilled Eggplant, Zucchini, Asparagus and Hummus

A huge vegetarian plate of goodness.

Going to continue relaxing right through the night.  I hope you are all doing the same.

Take care!


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