Hooray for Friday!!! 😎
Unfortunately, my dog didn’t share the same enthusiasm for the end of the work week. Usually, Murphy bounds out of bed, ready to eat, but he just wasn’t in the mood today. He was actually a little bit cranky. Like usual, Lazy Pants McGee ate his breakfast in 60 seconds flat, but then put on his tired face for the rest of the morning. (He’s snoozing on my lap right now.) I’m telling ya, it’s a tough life for this dog!
I made yummy pumpkin pancakes for breakfast this morning. I used A Really Good Pancake Recipe and added a big scoop of canned pumpkin to the mix.
Mal and I enjoyed breakfast at the kitchen table while listening to yesterday’s Toucher & Richer podcast. Cracking up together was a fun way to start the day! 😆
Pancakes, get in my belly!!!
As you can see, they didn’t taste terrible! 😉
After breakfast, I headed to the gym for a 75-minute Ashtanga yoga class. This type of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures, which produces “intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs.” This results in improved circulation, a strong body, and a calm mind.
Ashtanga yoga literally means “eight-limbed yoga,” which refers to the eight limbs of yoga laid out in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Each limb relates to an aspect of achieving a healthy and fulfilling life, and each builds upon the one before it. You can read a description of the eight limbs here. It’s quite interesting.
I’ve only attended this Ashtanga yoga class twice now, but I already like it. I’m a huge fan of yoga done in a hot room, so I’m totally on board with that aspect of it. Today’s class focused a lot on balance and strength and less on stretching and flexibility, but the class I did last week was just the opposite. Overall, I think it’s a good form of yoga for me.
Breakfast was de-lic-ious, but I wasn’t surprised that it didn’t hold me over until lunch. Mid-morning, I topped a leftover pumpkin pancake with Barney Butter.
And poured myself a second iced coffee with vanilla soy milk. It’s Friday after all! 😉
Team In Training Fundraiser
Ahhhh! Our Team In Training fundraiser is NEXT week!!!
Mal and I are hosting a fundraiser to benefit TNT on Thursday, September 30th at 6:00 pm in Cafeteria Boston and you’re ALL invited! Even if you don’t live in the Boston area, we’d still love to have you!
We’re asking guests to donate $20 at the door, which will go directly to Team In Training. Your donation will get you free food and a chance to win a bunch of great prizes! Check out this loot!
We’re raffling off a ton of goodies, including an overnight stay + breakfast for two at The Colonnade Hotel, gift certificates to Cambridge 1 and Tory Row, gift baskets from Starbucks, Scharffen Berger, and the Fruit Center Marketplace, a 3-month Healthworks membership, a FlipCam, and more!
It’s definitely going to be a fun time! If you’re in the area, I hope you decide to come!!! 😀
Question of the Day
What colors are you wearing today? What is your favorite and least favorite color to wear?