Blogging is a lot like reality TV. We (bloggers) share personal details that you don’t need to know about, you probably don’t care about, but for some reason, many people find the mundane things to be most interesting like what I ate for dinner or what I wore to a party. Here are a few of those details from my weekend.
On Sunday, I attended an event held by Eventbrite Boston at the Brite Space (a Pop Up shop that hosted 15 events in 10 days). I signed up weeks ago and was pretty excited for the Sundae Funday Yoga & Ice Cream event featuring FoMu, Boston’s famous vegan ice cream shop. The shop is located in Brighton and while I’ve heard of about, I’ve never actually tried it until yesterday!
I sampled the Salted Caramel that was made with a dairy free coconut base. On top I added vegan coconut cream, aka whipped cream, agave caramel, chai pecans and sprinkles. It was just as good as any dairy version could be. I can’t wait to try other flavors but like regular ice cream, this stuff definitely is not low cal.
Before the ice cream portion of the event, we did a 20 minute Vinyasa flow followed by a 20 minute meditation. Afterwards, we got into groups to talk about our goals and how to achieve them by creating actionable steps with twirls from Om Seeker, a new coaching business led by two yogi’s. I wore my orange Adidas tights to support Eventbrite’s color scheme. The top is from the Warriors in Pink apparel line. It’s a very flowy top, i.e. not flattering, but one Instagram follower felt the need to comment on how I “was not thin.” I decided to delete it because I can. I don’t censor comments usually but was in the mood and it felt empowering. It just felt pointless to leave it up. Why do people feel the need to write negative comments on Instagram pictures?
On Friday, I took class with Derek at Barry’s Bootcamp. Derek’s class is great because he always comes over to you when you want to stop and pushes you past that little self doubt hurdle in your mind. I taught beforehand and had a “green juice smoothie” so I enjoyed a Vega Sport Recovery bar post workout. It tasted like Girl Scout Thin Mints and was really freaking good. I love Vega so I wasn’t surprised. This was a new flavor for me though.
On Saturday, I started my marathon training. As of right now, it looks like I will be running the Chicago Marathon with Susan G Komen as part of my Warriors in Pink, Model of Courage participation. I do not have an official email as of yet, so I’m being cautious about shouting this from the tops of the social media mountains. I ran an easy 8 miles and downed a Trader Joe’s Apple Banana Crusher as mid run fuel for the first time. It helped me finish strong.
I’m excited to see in writing that I’m running the race, but I have to admit, I’m scared of failing. I’m afraid I’ll get injured and won’t be able to run. I’m afraid I’ll be unable to fit in the long runs with my schedule and be ill prepared and have a terrible time. The girls from Om Seeker told us that fear is an illusion. The group “therapy” also helped me see that everyone is afraid of something. I’m currently in a comfortable place and the Sunday session, made me realize that I need to push past it and be OK if I do fail.
Have you pushed yourself past your comfort zone lately?