Biking. Beer. Berg. Biking.
It’s been a crazy but fun day!!!
Yoga this morning was great. I bought a pass to the Ashtanga studio here in town (which also has a fair amount of vinyasa!) for $50 for a month unlimited. Expect to see lots of yoga! Today I did an 90 minute (which was actually closer to 2 hours!) vinyasa class. It was slower paced, but pretty challenging and I really enjoyed it a lot!
Hip hop has been replaced with Blues.
Lavender towels have been replaced with Incense.
After yoga, I biked back home (which is so easily said but not-so-easily done!) to shower and pamper before headed back out on my bike to the complete OTHER side of town for lunch! For some quick energy, I ate a fig. I think the texture of figs is a bit gross, but I still love them.
Guess who was in town!? JUSTIN! Our good friend from Charlotte who now lives in Vegas but has roots in Northern VA.
Of course we had to show him Beer Run.
In the spirit of it being a Saturday afternoon in the summertime, I forgot about my hangover and ordered a 10 ounce beer.
But it wasn’t very good so I gave it to Matt. Sadly.
For lunch I had the Carrot Ginger Soup. I also ordered a side of grilled bread. Bread is good.
With a half spinach and gorgonzola salad.
Which came with onions that I had to pick off and I could taste them. Not very cool. I think this is the second time this has happened!?
After lunch we [drove] back to our house ………then back downtown. And then Matt and I biked way out to tour another house for Karen that did not suit her, so we thought.
Then we biked back downtown (bike = killer hills!!!) and hunted down some ingredients for dinner. Driving today was impossible because of the traffic from the UVA football game, so we had to find the ingredients on bike:
- Makers Mark
Luckily, we found them all. But the trip required an extra few miles around town!
I was pretty grumpy from the hills and sun when we finally returned home. A washcloth sponge bath and some perfume fixed my mood – plus a Manhattan!!
Our landlords – Jessie and David – were here today to spruce up the house a bit. They’re from Alexandria. We wish they were our neighbors!
We made them Manhattans and chatted on the porch for a bit.
And played with the adorable Stella
Matt and I made my mom’s famous Sherry Tomato Sauce for dinner. This sauce brings back SUCH childhood memories for me! The sherry is key (and we usually add more like a half cup!) The entire recipe is here –> Homemade Tomato Sauce.
Matt poured me a bit more Manhattan (which you’ll find on Twitter 😉 )
Our pasta was whole wheat spaghetti with sauce, basil, swiss chard and parm
Proof there was sauce under there
And proof there were noodles under that!
Given the festive air, we did not want this day to end!!!! Charlottesville is so damn fun.
The football game was going on just blocks from our house and we wanted to partake in the festivities.
After emailing a few friends, we found out they were nearby! Andrea and Brian brought over some of our neighbors to introduce, and they brought over a bottle of wine to introduce! We contributed the porch 😉
*One drink per night thrown out the window in exchange for fun. Ay yi yi!* I had a small glass of a really delicious white.
After chatting for some time, we said goodnight.
Matt and I still didn’t want the night to end, and there were more friends, including a BIRTHDAY girl, to greet. We made our way with the UVA crowds a mile and a half to Arch’s for yogurt!
Thanks to Miss Smart Kitchen for passing the torch on her free 9 oz Arch’s card!!
Matt and I got a peanut butter with gooey brownie on top and an extra bowl to share.
We were joined by Suzanne and her boyfriend Kevin (Suzanne from the bike beyond the bushes this morning! Glad we could actually hang out )
And birthday girl JESS with her lovely parents!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESS!!! [We missed you Mike!]
After another 1.5 mile walk home, I am unbelievably pooped. Between 1.5+ hours of yoga, ~1.75 hours of total biking, and 3 miles of walking, my feet need some elevation!
Also very excited to not set an alarm tomorrow !! I hear butternut squash is on the menu…