Happy Memorial Day!! I hope everyone has had a great long weekend thus far and don’t forget to honor in some way those servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much for our country. This day is truly about them!
I’m starting things off with a weekly recap of workouts. Since leaving my job a couple of weeks ago I’ve forced myself into some self imposed downtime. It was necessary and having the time has been magnificent! So… every day has felt like a weekend at this point 😉 . Regardless, it’s been a good holiday weekend and a strong week of working out! I’ve been able to rest and have a little more noticeable energy since starting on the Vitamin D supplements:
- Monday: 5 mile run
- Tuesday: Tribe Team Training @ MintDC
- Wednesday: 3 mile run + Yoga Sculpt w/Weights @ Core Power
- Thursday: REST
- Friday: Tribe Team Training @ MintDC
- Saturday: 7 mile run + 2 mile walk
- Sunday: Yoga @ Athleta Georgetown
Now, about that Yoga at Athleta! Along with several fellow Sweat Pink Ambassadors (SPA) in the DC, MD, VA area we belong to a private group on Facebook for us locals to stay in touch. The group had been fairly quiet but recently we decided to try and be more active in it. I reached out to Athleta a few weeks ago to inquire about partnering with them for a potential ambassadors meetup and/or fitness class and the stars aligned!
They secured a fabulous yoga instructor for us, Cathy Trenary from Yoga Del Sol, and held a private shopping event before the store opened followed by class (smart idea to shop first because… sweat factor). This was great and gave people a chance to arrive at their leisure. We had light refreshments, mingled a bit and shopped with a special discount we were given. I did my best to control my wallet 🙂 #reallynotreally
Class began at 10:30 am and Cathy was wonderful! The group varied in their yoga practice but she guided us through the hour with ease, providing modifications throughout the practice. It was a great workout and for me post 7-miler, a wonderful stretch. Anytime you schedule events like this the date and time won’t always work for everyone but I’m grateful to those who were able to make it. While some of us already knew each other…
…I finally met Courtenay and Alexis in person and other members of the group got acquainted.
Following class the store had opened but we were able to finish our shopping and gabbing before all heading out on our way – completely energized for the day! I’m sure this won’t be the last time we get together but it was a FUN time and it was great to connect with local friends and fitness bloggers! A big, HUGE THANK YOU to Athleta Georgetown for hosting us!! A good time was definitely had by all!
Linking up today with Tara at Running n’ Reading for her Weekend Update linkup! Anyone have big Memorial day plans? Who’s a fan of Athleta? When was the last time you met a blogging friend IRL?