Food, Running

Pure Barre & Chia Love.

The sunrise this morning was so beautiful. I couldn’t resist and had to get a good run in. The weather was a crisp 30 something degrees. So I put on my Pandora radio and set out for a little jaunt. 7 miles in 58 minutes.
Last night I went to a barre class for the first time. I looked up some classes online and discovered a studio called Pure Barre in Dallas. So yesterday I set out to try something new. I signed in up front, and put my shoes in a little cubby then got my light set of weights, resistance band, and little ball.
The class was tough, and focused on lots of strength/core work, with a fusion of ballet and pilates movements. Ouch. But much needed. Not gonna lie…it was hard…I wanted to blurt a few obscenities but I kept my cool. All in all a good time. Very humbling. I definitely recommend this class if you are looking to try a challenge, something out of the ordinary. I felt a little bit like a fish out of water at first but once I got started, the instructor was helpful and came over and made some adjustments on me. She was friendly and made me feel more comfortable.
After class I thought I earned some yummy sushi from Central Market, so that made it all better.
Speaking of good eats, have you tried chia seeds yet? They are my new obsession. They remind me a little bit of the seeds in kiwis…they are crunchy and a great addition to any food. I looked up some of the benefits and here are some of the things this superfood provides.
I love them in the morning with my Chobani greek yogurt. I add a spoonful in there and a dollop of honey. Heavenly.
Sometimes I sprinkle them on my toasted english muffin w/ peanut butter.  I also hear they are great in oatmeal, and when added to liquid, they create a gel-like texture.
How do you like your chia seeds? What is your favorite way to workout?