Sunday morning I had the opportunity to attend a yoga class in Georgetown with my fellow DC/MD/VA Sweat Pink Ambassadors. The event was held at Athleta Georgetown, where we were treated to time to shop (with a discount), an hour long yoga class, and most importantly, time to mingle with other ambassadors.
The event was made possible by Mar from Mar on the Run, who reached out to Athleta and arranged for the event. They arranged for a yoga instructor from Yoga del Sol to meet us at the store. If you follow me on Twitter or read in yesterday’s blog post, you already know that I barely made it to the event in time. Shopping started at 9:30 a.m. (before the store opened for the day), and I left my house at 8:40. Under normal circumstances, that should have been more than enough time to drive into the city. Well, a car accident followed by a road closure for Rolling Thunder had me sitting on the interstate for a solid 60 minutes. We were stopped for more than long enough that most people had turned their car engines off and were getting out of their cars. The longer I sat not moving, the more panicked I became that I wouldn’t make it to the event that I had been looking forward to ever since Mar had shared the details with us in our private DC area Sweatpink Facebook group. I sent messages to both Mar and Jenny, updating them on my whereabouts and letting them know that I was going to do everything I could to make it there in time for yoga.
I finally arrived in Georgetown just minutes before class started, quickly decided to suck up paying for a parking garage instead of wasting time searching for street parking, and walked into Athleta just as the yoga class was getting ready to start at 10:30. I’m so glad that I made it just in the nick of time, as our yoga instructor was fabulous! We had ladies at the class of all yoga levels, and she did an incredible job showing us how to accommodate the various poses for differing levels. The hour class flew by! With my legs still feeling heavy and stiff after Thursday’s lower body workout and Saturday’s run, spending an hour stretching out my sore legs is exactly what I needed. And yesterday, my arms felt the effects of class, a sign that I got a great workout!
After class ended, we had the opportunity to shop and socialize. I was really good and didn’t purchase a single thing, despite how tempting the Athleta discount was. And thankfully, my drive home was uneventful. I even made it home faster than I thought I would!
Thanks again Athleta and Yoga del Sol for a fabulous morning! I can’t wait for another Sweat Pink meetup!
QOTD: Do you prefer group fitness classes, working out on your own, or a combination of the two?