This weekend was all about running, as all good weekends should be.
My friend, Jenica, ran her first half marathon over the weekend at the Rock and Roll Seattle Half. She totally killed it, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Let’s start from Friday night at the expo!
I’m coming to you a little later than normal this week with my weekend recap since I also had Monday off from work and was busy busy busy all day on Monday with my mom and aunt working on decorating my apartment some more. Thankfully I have people who love me and are willing to drive over an hour to help me hang pictures in my apartment because who knows how this weekends’ projects would have turned out without them! Continue reading →
I’ve recently had the chance to try out a few different Flywheel classes through ClassPass and wanted to share my experience so you know what to expect incase you are thinking about checking it out for yourself. I’ve been dying to try out a Flywheel class ever since I became obsessed with spin classes about a year and a half ago, so finally trying one out was definitely on my list of must do items when I finally moved to Seattle.
Good morning sleepy heads! I hope you all had a relaxing Friday evening! I would be lying if I said I didn’t fall asleep watching Suits last night and woke up at 6am this morning without even spending a second in my bed last night. No worries though. I’m planning on sliding into bed for some more shut eye after I finish my virtual tea date with all of you! 🙂 (I know, I’m very productive today so far!)
Last week I was invited to a ClassPass event at Strala Seattle and since I always love checking out new-to-me classes, I was excited to give it a try. I invited my friend Jenica to join me and we met up after work for a little exercise induced stress release.
I did just enough research to find out that we would be attending a yoga class, but didn’t do any digging after that. I figured I’d been to enough yoga classes by now so how different could this class be from any I’ve attended in the past? Boy was I wrong!
I wasn’t originally planning on doing a year in review recap since I didn’t start A Couple of Dashes until August, but after reading a few by other bloggers (Lake Shore Runner, Meals and Miles and Run Eat Repeat), I decided I would be sad if I didn’t have one to look back at next year. My year was filled with some crazy highs and lows. I lost some old friends and made some new ones, let go of some dreams that could never fully make it to fruition, but also saw some dreams I never could have imagined before come true. So here’s a look back at all the shenanigans I got into in 2014! Let’s get to it!
If you’re anything like me, you’re a little hesitant to check out some of the trendy fitness classes that keep popping up because you don’t want to show up and end up looking silly because you have no idea how to do any of the moves. I always worry that the classes are going to be full of a bunch of jacked up guys that can do the workouts in their sleep and that I will be the only newbie in the class and stick out like a sore thumb. I’ve honestly never had this problem, so I’m not sure where this irrational fear comes from, but I’m working on squashing it for good!
I got the chance to check out a hot yoga class for the first time in years last week, thanks to ClassPass and I wanted to share my experience with you in hopes that it will make checking it out for yourself a little less intimidating. I’ve always loved hot yoga and but stopped going a few years ago because memberships at hot yoga studios can be insanely expensive and I didn’t want to form a habit I couldn’t afford to keep up. When I realized there was a hot yoga studio in my area that participated in ClassPass, I did a little happy dance at my computer and reserved my spot in class immediately. (If you’re interested in more information on how ClassPass works, check out my review here.)
I don’t know about you guys, but I find it much easier to complete my strength training each week when I’m doing it in a class setting. After a long day at work, It’s so much nicer when I can just show up and follow along, with out having to worry about which exercise I’m going to do next. I find that the time passes by quicker when an instructor is putting me through the paces. Class is usually done before I know it and I can get on with my day after having accomplished one of my strength training sessions I’ve committed to incorporating into my weekly workout schedule.