Monday, July 11, 2011

Hobbly Grandma

On Saturday, my roommate, Katie, decided to join me for my "alternative to long runs" Saturday fun. I.e. power yoga plus zumba. It was so fun to have a workout buddy! And I think she likes them both. :)

My yoga instructor hurt her shoulder so she decided to focus primarily on legs. And, um, I can feel it. Since Saturday, I've been hobbling around like a granny because my hamstrings and gluts are so stinkin' sore! I think the combination of yoga plus an intense zumba workout of LOTS of jump moves made for some sore legs. Good sore, but sore nonetheless.

I was almost tempted to sit on my cube floor today to stretch out, but then thought that'd be a little extreme and the floor would likely stain my white pants. I'm sure my podmates would have found it amusing, though!

I've been thinking about the majority of poses we cycled between, and can't figure out which one put us over the edge with soreness. Maybe this one?

Or this?

Or perhaps this?
Confession: my standing splits look NOTHING like this. I look more like a dying animal or something...

Or maybe the zillion lunges we did both high and low?

Or holding chair pose for, gosh, 30 minutes?

And here I go, heading to zumba again. Hopeful it can loosen up my tight hamstrings!

In other news, two weeks from today I'll be in my second day in Haiti! I feel like I have a hundred things to do before going, but I am getting excited! I need to go through my things and make lists this week to determine what else I need to pick-up this weekend. I also need to figure out a ride home from the airport. Maybe I'll hitch-hike. :)

Off to party it up at zumba!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


My brother, Heather, and the girls are moving to California. I'll definitely miss being able to see them somewhat frequently, but am excited for their new venture. For one, my brother got a great promotion. And two, they'll be living about an hour or so from where I spent my childhood. This will be the first time I'll ever re-visit a previous, non-Texas home! I haven't been to California since we left when I was 12, but am excited to see our family's favorite sites from the west coast.

Adam has been telling McKenzie about some of our favorite places, including aspects of Yosemite, San Francisco, and Monterey. The two things she's most excited about? Waterfalls and China town. So random! But, not surprisingly, McKenzie called me the other day to let me know that Mommy and Daddy were going to let her decorate her new room in a PARIS theme! Oh la la! Tres bien.

Maybe very soon I'll be strolling down old stomping grounds and making new ones in Napa (since I never went there as a kid...parents left us with our grandmother). And maybe their next move will be to my favorite part of the country - the east coast! :) In the meantime, excited for them. McKenzie's just a little older than I was when we moved to California.

Speaking of, below are two new pictures of my cutie nieces! Kenz looks so grown-up! And I'm quite jealous of her awesome tan...

And Morgan finally decided to smile for the camera!!!!!!!!! Yay!! Love her smiley face and sweet dimple.

A tout a l'heure mes amis.