Sunday, August 29, 2010

White Russians, magic carpet rides

Another weekend is coming to a close. Say it with me - ahhhhhhh... the sound of a relaxed exhalation.
This was a pretty good one, starting with The Big Lebowski outdoors on a giant screen and a few White Russian cocktails,
Coworker Andrew and me
Complete with goofy robes worn by most staff members. Classic.
Saturday morning, a challenging hike through Lapham Peak State Park.
Zak and I did the 'Moraine Ridge' trail, ~ 7 miles, not counting going off the trail about a mile uphill to climb an observation tower.
Toward the end I of the trail, I noticed this sign.
Alas, there were no 'Magic Carpet Rides' to be had. At that point of the hike, we could have really used one. What gives!!??
The rest of Saturday was spent with friends and this baby, and later - a great meal with Zak. Baked salmon with savory swiss chard and roasted broccoli.
Nutritious and delicious.
I am hitting the hay early tonight as I have a 6AM yoga class at Bikram Yoga Milwaukee. This is extraordinarily early for me, however I've been curious about 'hot yoga' for some time and my Groupon expires on Wednesday.
And - major bonus - I will be meeting Alison from Post-College Kitchen at the studio!
Question - Have you tried 'hot' yoga? Likes / dislikes?
I am most excited about the detoxifying and deep stretching.
Due to the fact I have uber-long hair and have to head to the office after class tomorrow, I am concerned about the sweat factor.


Kayla @ Let's Live Wholesome said...

Oh my, bikram is incredible! You do get uber sweaty and gross, but it's like the best type possible. Have fun :-)

Laura said...

Kayla - I loved it! You were right about the uber-sweatiness. However it was a heck of a start to my week and I am feeling the afterglow. Namaste!

Candice @ ChiaSeedMe said...

I have yet to try hot yoga because there isn't a studio where I live - but I want to so bad. I'm so jealous! I hope you enjoy it. And so fun that you're meeting up with Allison - she's awesome!

Can't wait to hear about it!

Paige (Running Around Normal) said...

The robes! love it:)
I haven't ever tried hot yoga, just because there's really no good studios around here - sad :( Hopefully there will be soon though!

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog!

I love hot yoga. I honestly would do it 3 or 4 days of week if I could afford it. It is an overall amazing experience.