I don’t know how I do it. I don’t know how I can be so awkward sometimes. I guess everyone can, but thankfully I catch myself 16% of the time. Like yesterday. I had an absolutely horrific, meaning awesome, workout at Crossfit Broadway which left me dripping in sweat. And dizzy since my coffee consumption was at an all time high that day. And since I don’t ever workout in shorts, my butt was getting a bit toasty. Especially when driving for 30 minutes. During that drive, as I jammed out to any remix song I could find, I scarfed down an RxBar. A coffee cacao one. Makes sense. My palms were sweating and my hands were shaking from my coffee addiction, might as well top it off. So I did. And when I say scarfed, I’m serious. Food went everywhere. Including under my sweaty lululemon butt. Didn’t notice it until I stood up. Which thankfully I saw on my seat. So instead of walking into Starbucks with cacao ass, I used my camera phone to try to see the mess. Which was pretty much impossible. My butt is too big for that kind of close up. So I used an old sweatshirt to clean myself up. I’m a child. I shouldn’t allow myself to eat and drive. I’m just full of poor decisions.
I will never drink 2 cups of coffee again. How do people do it? I felt like I was on speed.
So I’ve been loving the gym lately. I hadn’t ever hated it, but I felt a bit blah for a while. I didn’t look forward to my workouts and I wasn’t my happy self when I walked into the gym to workout. But lately, we’ve made our noon class into ‘girls night out’ class. I’ve told you about my friend Kam before, the one who told me it all goes downhill after 25 and has the dog with tootsie roll poops. That makes her sound bad. But she’s really the greatest. Well her, me, our friend Amber, and another wonderful girl Sarah, have taken over the noon class. I feel bad for whoever is coaching that day because all we want to do is talk. And gossip. And talk about what we want to drink on girls night while we gossip. Gossip is a poor word to use, it insinuates bad things. So how about…we like to talk about things going on with people in a positive manner. Yeah, that’s more like it.
It’s funny to see how my workouts have changed over the past few years. It went from hating CrossFit, to being obsessed with it. To falling in love with it. To competing in it. To falling out of love with it. To re-learning how to love it in a new way. A friendship way. I can now say that me and CrossFit have a very fun, lighthearted relationship. Before, when I was serious about competing, I used to yell at the gossipy girls in class because they didn’t give a rats ass about the workout. But now I feel that way. I just want a fun workout, that doesn’t make me feel like I’m working out. One that makes me feel like I’m just having a good time with my friends. Interesting how things change so quickly.
Hey, do you live in Boston? I don’t. But I’m going there soon to teach some cooking classes. Imagine my awkwardness in person, telling you how to cook. Fantastic! I’ll be teaching a savory class and a sweet class on October 27th, 2013 at the Boston Center of Adult Education. Sign up before it fills up (fingers crossed that it does!) That’s already next month! How crazy. Last time I was in Boston, it was weirdly warm. Which I loved. Not sure I’ll be so lucky this next time around. But I’m hoping to not have a flight with a guy who is obviously doing cocaine in the airplane bathroom, while walking around barefoot everywhere. Remember that? Ugh. The worst.
- Add coconut, honey, and vanilla extract to a large saucepan over medium heat.
- When the mixture begins to bubble, add peaches and cinnamon.
- Cook peaches until soft and slightly browned. About 10-12 minutes.
- Place peaches and liquid in a container and into the freezer to harden.
- After 2+ hours, place cold coconut milk and harden peaches/mixture in a blender along with protein powder. Puree until smooth.
- Serve with cute straws, because that makes everything better.