March 18, 2014
Weekend Wrap Up: Dragon Flags Edition
On Saturday, I went to the Y for my favorite Iyengar yoga class. I was doing weights afterwards & my friend Mark showed me how to do this insane ab thing he was doing. It didn't look like something I could do, but he made me try it & I could do it, so I did 3 sets of 10. Y'all, it is Tuesday as I write this & my abs still hurt. They're called dragon flags (dragonflies if you're real Southern). How-to video here. (You're welcome for the porn music that comes in at 1:39.)
After the Y, I headed to the secret Bellevue TJ Maxx to return that $16 Speedo I bought recently. Turns out, I prefer to swim with the upper half of my body INSIDE the bathing suit. You're welcome, Maryland Farms. While looking for another bathing suit, I found a rack of Lucky Brand jeans for $34.99. I bought the Sofia Skinny style in, wait for it, a SIZE 10!!! I haven't been a size 10 in jeans since I lived in NYC, which was 10+ years ago. Oh, hey, body I had in my twenties, welcome back.
I was in TJ Maxx for like a thousand hours. These were my final selections: Nike boob-containing bathing suit, silk grey pocket tee, silk blue & white button-up, Lucky jeans. I also bought this dress online via ASOS. I'm not convinced it's right for my body, but we'll see. Women be shopping.
My good friend Claudia recently moved into a new house in East Nashville with her husband. Their housewarming party was on Saturday night. Claudia, your house is gorgeous! Congratulations!
My Sunday lady gang was supposed to run the 11.2 in Percy Warner on Sunday, but it was pouring. One by one, we all bailed. Then Lana texted that she was joining East Nasty for a 6-mile run. I had 15 minutes to get dressed & get across town, but I somehow made it & we ran our 6, rainy miles. I was supposed to swim afterwards, but I left the house so fast that I didn't have time to pack a swim bag. Whatever, my run was basically a swim.
John had to attend a session on Sunday, so Linda & I lounged around all day eating stuff we shouldn't & watching, basically everything. I finished House of Cards Season Two. Whoa! Afterwards, I cleared out my DVR & started reading South Of Broad. I really like it so far. Maybe my bad book streak is over!