It’s been a little while since we last caught up on life so I thought I’d do a quick recap of what’s been going on:

I’ve started running again. This is big news because I basically haven’t run since… this half marathon back in 2012. So getting back into it was a little rough. I signed up for the Monument 10K in April so my training has officially begun! Luckily I have a couple of friends that are also getting back into running so having people to run with has helped a lot. I need to be distracted when I run so I forget how tired I am.

Nike odessey running shoes

I was in desperate need of new running shoes so I hit up Roadrunner in Carytown. I initially thought I wanted another pair of Brooks Adrenaline but after trying on those, Saucony Hurricanes, and a pair of Nike Air Zoom Odysseys, I actually landed on the Nikes. I did not expect to like those best, but they really do feel amazing. They have a lot of support but are still super light. I’m not a huge fan of the color/pattern but these were on sale and the black version of these were almost twice the price. So I settled on these! I started breaking them in a couple days ago and they’re already feeling great!

Shockhoe Slip Yoga
My friend Shannon celebrated her birthday with a yoga class at Shockoe Slip Yoga which is maybe the coolest way ever to celebrate a birthday.

We took a restorative yoga class together and I loved it. I’d never taken restorative yoga but the best way I can think to describe it is like… a guided nap. We literally had a blanket and a pillow! It was SO relaxing. The instructor walked us through various poses which we would hold for 3-5 minutes. (If you’ve taken a yoga class, you know is a very relaxed pace.) Normally I can’t sit still for things like that but the teacher did such a great job keeping us focused on our body. I felt amazing when I walked out!

What's the secret to these healthy, whole wheat chocolate muffins? AVOCADO! The healthy fat makes these muffins irresistibly moist but still healthy enough for breakfast!

I’ve been getting more on board with the meal prep craze. Having a big batch of these avocado muffins made it easy to ensure I always had a snack to pack with me for work. I also made a huge batch of vegetable soup which we’ve eaten on busy evening when I don’t have time to cook. Meal prep deserves its own post at some point, so more to come on that later.
I mentioned this a little bit on Wednesday but Alex has started learning the piano. I actually ordered a few more books to go through music theory and it’s been so fun! I can’t wait for the duet book to come. ๐Ÿ˜‰

How is your March going so far?