Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Prickley Pear and ZUMBA
I stumbled into a little Armenian Grocery Store while wandering last week and bought a prickly pear fruit for fun. I've never had it (although I think my sister loves Bolthouse Farms Prickly Pear Lemonade??) and I'm always down for trying new fruits! So pre-run this morning I sliced it up, and was pleasantly surprised. The thorns had been removed (thank you!) and I ate the (edible) seeds as well. It reminded me of a smaller, brighter pink, bubble-gum tasting, pomegranate! While definitely not local, it was a fun little treat! Today was a GORGEOUS DAY!! I am so ready for spring! Winter is not my favorite time of year, and Spring is the greatest season! I did a small Whole Foods run and LaraBars were on-sale for 90 cents each, so needless to say I stocked up!! Cinnamon Roll is definitely my favorite-Rasins are the greatest! I took a Zumba class at Life In Synergy and it was the funnest workout I've had in a while!! I love working out, but this was a riot! I was smiling and shaking my hips for a solid hour of pretty high-intensity cardio. Zumba is a workout based on Latin-dancing, and its pretty much cue-less; you just watch and follow the instructor. Luckily, 10 years of dance and 14 years of violin have given me a pretty good ear and I can definitely catch the beat, but I've never trained in Latin dance, so its challenging! I can't wait to try it again!