I’ve been quite active on Instagram lately, so I decided to make an Instagram Weekend post. If you’re not already following me on Instagram, please do so at ItzLinz.
Jonny and I went to a family dinner on Friday evening, and when our bellies were oh so full we called it a night and headed home. Jonny stayed up to watch football (the season is upon us!), and I hit the sack at 10:00 pm. It was glorious.
Notice my Five Bamboo t-shirt I’m sporting from the Healthy Living Summit? Itz seriously the softest tee ever, and part of the stellar swag we received. After going to bed at ten, I was surprised to wake up at 7:30! That is super late for me, especially for going to bed so early. I had no complaints though as my body must have needed it. I woke up with plans to do a long run. Long runs mean I have to be fueled properly, so I threw together my typical pre-run breakie:
Oats, cinnamon, cacao powder, massive dollop of almond butter, and a drizzle of honey from my FPP box. After eating, reading blogs, and digesting, I was ready to run. My intention was to cover 7 – 8 miles, but the skies had other plans. About a mile out, it started to drizzle and I didn’t want to get caught miles away in a torrential downpour (which the forecast called for), so I called it quits and headed home. A measly two-mile run is not what I had on the agenda, and I was not happy about the weather.
Thumbs down for rain. I decided to head downtown to St. Louis’s best farmer’s market and stock up on produce as it has been awhile since I’ve gone. Mission accomplished. I didn’t take a picture, but I’ll list the sweet deals I scored: 10 plums ($1), 2 pounds of strawberries ($1 each), 4 onions ($1), 2 cucumbers ($1), 4 zucchini ($2), 6 squash ($2), 5 green peppers ($1), 1 red, yellow, orange pepper ($1), 7 lemons ($1), 5 limes ($1), and a package of shredded, unsweetened coconut ($2). Not bad for fifteen bucks! On the way back, the skies looked ominous.
It rained, but didn’t storm as bad as it looked. By the time I made it to Whole Foods, the rain had let up a little and the clouds began to clear. Whole Foods is running an awesome Labor Day sale. I’m not sure if it is all Whole Foods, or just my location, but I took advantage. Itz their “Feed 8 for $20″ sale. You get 8 buns, 8 hamburgers, a large side (I chose cole slaw), and a pie – all for $20. Not bad, if you ask me! Jonny grilled the hamburgers (in the rain), while I threw together a salad with all our fresh produce.
It made quite the tasty lunch! We’re not usually bun people, but since it came with the package we ate them. I chose whole wheat (obviously) and each bun contained 7 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber (nice stats!). We are saving the cole slaw and pie to take to a gathering tonight. And now we have tons of leftover salad, burgers, and buns, so it really was a win-win situation!
Since today is September 1st, it kicks off a new month of photo-a-day challenges on Instagram. I’ve never participated in one, but after putting out a call on Twitter to find a fun one, I discovered Lululemon’s What The Focus 30-Day Photo Challenge.
Use the hashtag #WTFSEPT if you want to take part. For now, I’m off to relax with my hubby and pup – both who are on the couch dressed in their Miami gear.
An outfit change for both will be in order later for Mizzou’s first game. M-I-Z!
Are you on Instagram? What’s your username? Will you take part in a photo-a-day challenge this month? Weekend plans?