Friday, August 19, 2011
No Shower Power Hour
Happy Friday friends! Last night I ended my very active day (5 mile run & 2 mile walk) with a much needed yoga session sponsored by the wonderful peeps at Lululemon & led by Jen Enders from Yoga Now.
Every Thursday in the summer, Lululemon sponsors a yoga event at Oak Street beach called, "No Shower Power Hour". Yoga on the beach?! I'm there! I've been to various yoga events sponsored by lulu (here & here), and they never dissapoint. My favorite one is still Vino and Vinyasa at the W Hotel.
Pros of "No Shower Power Hour"
-Sponsored by a great company
-get you outside to enjoy the summer before it's gone
-it's on a beach; the crashing waves definitely help with relaxation
-taught by awesome instructors
-lack of knowlege from the Oak Street beach staff. I got there early & they told us it was canceled. I called lululemon just to make sure. It wasn't.
-limited mats. Luckily I got there early enough to get one, but I will make sure to bring my own next week, just in case.
-the instructor was hard to hear. Because it was outside and they had other events going on, it was hard to listen to what Jen was telling us. But I made it work.
Overall it was a good yoga class and just what these tight hips & calves needed. Jen was a really great teacher and I will be taking a class at Yoga Now in the near future. After yoga, my friend and I ate dinner at Oak Street Beach. I ordered the fish tacos and was not impressed. They were okay, but I've had better. The fish was chopped up like tuna and they were kind of bland.
Today I have a date with the bar, I'm working on making the whole name change thing official other than on facebook :-) and I'm going to get my hair cut!!!!!!!! I've lived in Chicago for 3 years and have never had my hair cut here. I usually go to my stylist in Milwaukee whenever I go back for a visit (she's been working on this mane since high school), so I'm definitely branching out of my comfort zone and I'm a wee bit nervous :-/ Wish me luck!