What activity could have left me wearing Faith’s clothes and feeling this jazzed?
How about 108 sun salutations!
Tonight there was a charity event at Ashtanga Yoga Charlottesville that Faith and I could not pass up:
The class was nothing short of amazing. LOTS of people in a tiny room. Lots of sweat. Lots of movement. Lots of concentration. It was the best yoga experience I’ve had since moving to Cville, and the closest to my beloved hot vinyasa style that I love.
The class was led so we didn’t have to count (whew!), and we paused in down dog every 10 salutations for 5 breaths. It took us about an hour to complete all 108 and I think by 107 my body had had enough! It was HARD, but I didn’t get too tired until we hit the 90s. I’m thinking of challenging myself to do 26 salutations on a regular basis – I really loved the meditative, repetitive flow.
We walked with the husbands to the studio, and then they went on their merry way to a bar while we flowed. It worked quite well! The walk home was tough being so wet, but at least I warmed up wet-suit style inside of my coat after a few blocks. Then I had to change in Faith’s cute lounge clothes!
We headed back to F+T’s for dinner – per usual!
Tate made his now-famous Green Curry Lentil Soup. It was unbelievable! Green curry paste, kale, green pepper and carrots, 1 can of coconut milk – I don’t have the recipe, but I begged him to put it on Faith’s blog for posterity! This soup shall be made again.
Matt and I brought braided rolls by The Bread Basket, the same local baker who makes my fav English muffins. These were salty and tasted sprouted – they were great!
The ever-amazing hostess, Faith surprised us with a dessert platter of fruit, granola bar (a.k.a. “cookie,” she says ) and dark chocolate!
For a moment I thought I was drinking coffee…
Happy Weekend To You All!