Aaaaaaaannnd it’s getting to the part of the semester where life gets just a little bit crazy again.
So it goes.
When life gets busy, my Week in Reviews become particularly list-y. I mean, they’re always list-y, but especially list-y lists. Make sense? No. Oh, well. Maybe Meghan will get it–she likes lists.Monday I tried a new kind of group fitness class focusing on strength and core. My usual spin classes have a component of strength to them, in that we of course do hills and also do upper body weights a few times during the class, but I’ve been wanting something that focuses a little more on core. Ooch! I had a sore core.
I also did two spin classes on Tuesday and Friday. I’ve been getting stronger–I can tell by the additional resistance I’ve been able to put on the bike and still do the whole workout.
Tuesday was a bit of a rough day, as I wrote about here on the blog.
But since it was Valentine’s day, my roommate got a cute care package from her mom, including a balloon that’s been gracing our lovely apartment ever since.A final note on my not-so-awesome day: I finally made an appointment with the university health clinic to start on my anxiety medicine again, which I’ve now been taking all this week. I figure it can’t hurt and hopefully will help some.
Wednesday was bananas. Wednesdays are always my busiest day–I teach, have my workshop class for three hours, and go to swing dance–and this week, I added attending my university Career Fair to that lovely list.Someone took my picture because
I’m just that cute I was writing a feature story for my internship with the English department and I needed a picture.
It ended up being one of those days where I got to campus at 9 in the morning and didn’t get home until 10 at night. And I was wearing a suit and pumps the whole day. Whew!
Thursday I went nowhere but the grocery store. I read a lot for class, cooked food, and didn’t do much else. After the craziness of Wednesday, just what I needed.
In the foodie department, my week featured a few new recipes, including these delicious breakfast cookies from Karlijn’s Kitchen.I also did a bit of vegetable roasting, including making some turmeric roasted carrots inspired by Kate and these Fit Foodie Finds Balsamic Sea Salt Roasted Brussels Sprouts. Both were delicious. Seriously, if Brussels sprouts were not a high-FODMAP food (albeit a high-FODMAP food I tolerate pretty well), I would seriously have eaten the whole pan. So good!
I also posted a new vegetarian taco recipe with a vegan option that’s kind of super awesome, if I do say so myself.This weekend has been a return to grading, my “favorite” responsibility. The papers are short, so each one is kind of like ripping of a Bandaid. Three, two, one, pull!And on that note, I think I’ll go do some more of that grading thing. Wee.
How do you feel about Brussels sprouts? (I think they’re the best thing ever, but I won’t judge you if you disagree. At least, I’ll only judge you a very tiny bit.)