Sorry I’ve been slacking on my blog posting lately. We have been so busy this summer and it seems like I’ve been rushing from one thing to the next. I also promised myself when I started this blog that it would be something fun and not something stressful in my life, so sometimes it gets knocked off the priority list. Right now I am in Italy with the hubs for vacation (more on that later), so I thought this would be a good time to start catching up:) This is really like three blog posts in one.
I thought I would start with a recap last weekends fitness activities.
On Friday, I took the day off of work and went to the PGA Championship at The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island. Although I don’t play golf, I know a lot about it because I’m the daughter of a golf lover and Miles loves to play too. The Ocean Course is right on the water and amazingly gorgeous. Miles has had the opportunity to play there a few times and he’s pretty obsessed with it. Anyway, it was a lot of fun and we got to see all the really famous golfers. I took Friday as my day off of working out for the week, and I severely underestimated the amount of activity going to a golf tournament entails. We must have walked at least 6 miles, and with Miles leading the way you can imagine we were speed walking from hole to hole. They were handing out pedometers at the entrance of the tournament…such an awesome initiative. One of my friends ended up going 30,000 steps, which is about 7 miles.
Here’s a picture I took of my favorite golfer, Phil Mickelson before I got in trouble with the Mobile Device Policy Enforcement.
No joke, there really were people who were in charge of Mobile Device Policy Enforcement.
On Saturday, of my besties, Meredith, organized an all girls Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) trip. It was seriously so much fun. I’ve played around on one of my friend’s boards at the beach, but never actually gone on a paddling trip. If you ever have the opportunity to do it, you’ve got to try it. We put the boards in at the Shem Creek Boat Landing and went all around Shem Creek. At one point, there were three dolphins playing together about three feet from my board. It was amazing. We went through Island Paddle Adventures (www.islandpaddleadventures.com)with Mary Ann Stisher leading the way. She is awesome and it was so nice to just show up, have someone put the board in and out of the water for you and just have some nice, relaxing time on the water. It was an also an awesome workout.
Here’s a pic of us on the water-
Meredith and I love to do yoga on the boards and we were both working on headstand, mountain climbers and I was trying to stick forearm stand.
Unfortunately, I’ve witnessed yet another yoga injury. As Meredith was coming out of headstand she didn’t curl her toes under fast enough and she jammed her big toe on the board, spraining it. Check out her nasty bruise.
On Sunday, I was asked by Lululemon to be a live mannequin in the store window and do a yoga demonstration for Second Sunday on King. Second Sunday is one day per month where the city shuts down King Street and let’s everyone shop around and roam the streets. It’s really cool because a lot of the restaurants pull tables outside in the middle of the street, and there are a lot of other cool events. So I was doing yoga for an hour on a platform for all of Charleston to see. It was really fun. I was trying to bust out all my tricks to draw the attention of people walking by. Hopefully I exposed a few people to yoga, and at one point had an audience or adorable little kids cheering me on.