Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Back to the Mat


Downside: I didn't carpool to work yesterday.

Upside: I got to hang out with Whitney yesterday.

Upside #2: I ate at Potbelly Sandwich Shop for the first time.  Mega cute country decor + good eats.

Upside #3: I hit the mat after months of being away, and it felt ridiculously good!  We went to the free yoga class at the Market Street lululemon.  My three-legged dog was noticeably less limber (to me, anyway), and I'm feeling some good thigh and back soreness today.  Lovin' it!  Whit was a total champ and powered through despite it only being her third class ever!

Upside #4: I am just as in love with my Manduka PROlite mat as I was the day I got it.

Upside #5: A shopper saw us prepping for the obligatory smart phone self-portrait and offered to take the picture for us.

Upside #6: We spent an hour in the parking garage just talking, and we were both so excited that we're alike in a lot of the ways that mean the most to us.  We both admitted that we had been trying to "figure you out" since meeting.  After our sighs of relief, the conversation kept pouring out.  Humidity, heat, and the ever-appearing truck load of "macho" (notice the quotation marks) guys couldn't stop us!

Upside #7: Bobbi, I rarely listen to the radio in the car, but I did on my drive home through two-lane country roads last night, and our song came on (of course).  I found it completely appropriate to turn it up and sing along, harmony included.  I was pretend-jamming with you.


I may have strayed from my usual weekday carpooling, but I'd say yesterday was a total delight!  Whitney and I may have a tradition-in-the-making on our hands.

Do you practice yoga?  How often do you practice?  Studio or at home?  Have you ever been to a class at the lululemon store?

22 comments:

Shelby said...

I go to yoga once a week or so t the local gym! I wish I could go more often, but I've been pretty busy lately. Great post!:) And can I just say that you're pretty much my favorite blog that I follow?
Shelby xoxo

Mae said...

How fun! I haven't done much yoga but I did go to my first Pilates class this morning. I loved it!

Steph And Laura said...

Laura told me about Potbelly when I was in Chicago - OH MY! I love their food! :) I'm super jealous now! :)

-Steph

Crystal said...

Sounds like a fun time. Ive just recently started doing a serious home practice and am really enjoying it!

Whitney H said...

I have to say, last night was definitely amazing. I wouldn't oppose to making it a tradition, especially if we can have more of our chats!! I'm also super honored that you wrote a post about me. (I mean, I know it wasn't 100% about me, but I'm going to pretend, haha!)

Meg O. said...

I wish my yoga studio offered childcare!! I would be there every single day if so. Because of this I've been hitting the gym this summer instead. Maybe I can get back into my routine soon and make Greg babysit!

What a fun blogger date! Love Whitney! I wish I lived closer to y'all so I could go with you!!!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

Ah! I'm planning on getting over to the luluemon in Tampa sometime! I've never been before! There is also outdoor yoga downtown every Sunday night...hmm.

Lots of yoga opportunities that I need to take advantage of!

I've done yoga at home a few times...does that count? lol

Glad you two had fun :)
Love you!
xo

Gaby said...

well, i definitely practice yoga (obviously!). and funnily enough, i taught the free classes at lululemon for a month. it was super fun!

Al said...

I JUST started doing yoga in an attempt to find my breath again and de-stress - I LOVE it! I am not a regular due to my insane work/masters schedule, but I plan on really committing after I graduate on Friday. Love the relaxation and the awareness...

Hope you are having a great day, babe!

bobbi said...

You are my favorite :)

Emily said...

I have done that class at lululemon before, there is a bikram place near market too - hope yall enjoyed it!

The Cavallaro's said...

Downside: Me & Meg were not with you two. That should have been at the top of the list, silly, but I forgive you :)

Just kidding, i'm glad you two had a great time together!!!

Joanna said...

I have done yoga a few times and loved it! it's just hard when I am a college student on a budget. I have done Bikram yoga and love it! all that sweating in that 110 degree room really made me feel refreshed!

Meg Cady said...

SO. MUCH. FUN.
CANT. WAIT.

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Well that sounds like an awesome way to spend your evening!!!

Clare | C Squared W said...

Fun! I love that you and Whitney got to hang out and do a yoga class! I love yoga. We have a great yoga teacher here on the island, and I had a teacher who really pushed me and taught me so much when we lived in the Bahamas. Back in the states I did Bikram for about a year and loved it. I think yoga is magical!

Amber and Scott said...

I use to practice yoga (hatha) several times per week at a studio. Actually, it began my senior year in high school, when I took a yoga class my fall semester. I fell in love with yoga then. I then took classes several times per week at a studio in Oakland from 2002-2004, and then, after I got into UC Berkeley in 2004 I let it slip away, mostly because I moved to SF and going to Berkeley made me REALLY crunched for time. I was editing for the newspaper, blah blah blah. Anyway ... its 6 years since I graduated from Berkely now, and I really keep meaning to get back into yoga, but I've managed to do is get into running, and finding the time to do yoga has eluded me. I have the opportunity to do yoga via video with coworkers every Thursday ... but ... that sounds weird. If you knew my coworkers you'd know why!

Katie Price said...

I always leave a yoga practice feeling so refreshed & calm. It does wonders for my stress level. I've been trying to go at least once a week for the last few years. Sometimes more, sometimes less.

Who knew Lululemon had free classes? Thanks for mentioning it! We won't have any memberships when we hit California next week & it would be great to have somewhere free to go at first! Totally checking that out.

Amy G. said...

Yay for yoga blates! How fun :)

Taylor Brione said...

I need to try yoga! I've always wanted to but never made the effort. I guess its time to try now! LOL Btw, I requested to follow you on Instagram.

Taylor Brione
www.taylorbrione.com

MindBodyandSoul Yoga said...

Being an instructor, i DEFINITELY <3 yoga! You should come check-out my Yoga at the Park this Saturday at 8AM!! FREE for your first time :)

12700 Kimberley Ln, Houston, TX 77024

Hope to see you there!

Janna Renee said...

I love yoga! I really need to find a place that I can go to after work. Yoga is the only workout that I enjoy doing <3