What a weekend! I’m going to lump Monday into the recap because eclipse day almost felt like a holiday here since we were so close to the line of totality. My weekend was all over the place and included everything from a Coachella-themed party to teaching dog yoga (yes, you read that right) to a long run and more.
Per usual, we stayed in on Friday night. Sullie was totally on board with this decision.
I scrolled through my Postmates app but ended up whipping up a quick stir fry with the last of our fridge/freezer contents instead. We started the Netflix series Ozark at Dorie’s suggestion. It’s good!
Saturday was normal stuff. Teaching yoga and a lunch date with Tanner at Namastay Kitchen. I also met a contractor at my rental house for some projects and did a little shopping.
On Saturday night we had our Y2 Yoga summer staff party. The two girls on our management team that were planning it decided that it should be Coachella themed. I spent quite a good bit of time googling “Coachella outfits” and “festival fashion.” Hahah.
Everyone totally went with the theme and we even had someone there doing hair and glitter.
These two were cracking me up.
We tie dyed Y2 Yoga shirts so the staff can wear them to work their front desk shifts or to teach. They have been such a hit with students that we’re tie dying the rest of the white shirts to sell!
Party food + a million more chips and artichoke dip + lots of vegan carrot cake.
We also took a moment to sing happy birthday to Virginia! It’s her 21st TODAY!
(Flash back to our girl’s trip to NYC!)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY VIRGINIA! I’m so blessed to have this beautiful young woman in my life. <3
The highlight of my Sunday was teaching a puppy yoga class at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew.
It was part of an event to raise money for Lily’s chemo treatments. I got so choked up talking to Lily’s mama about her cancer and the journey they’ve been through.
Dog yoga was such a wonderful reminder of how much joy and laughter dogs bring to our lives.
I taught a 40ish minute flow with lots of breaks for laughter, dog pats, pictures and even cleaning up a little “pee on the mat” incident.
It was a small class but my participants said it was one of their favorite yoga experiences ever and they’ve never smiled so much on their mats.
I would love to do this again soon on a larger scale to raise money for the SPCA. I’m thinking about reaching out to Lucky Dog Bark & Brew to see if we can make it happen. It’s an INCREDIBLE facility if you’re in the Charlotte area. It was my first time there and I couldn’t believe how nice and large it was.
Later Sunday evening I got my long run in. I’m officially kicking off fall training! This run felt good but boy was it hot. 89 degrees but at least the sun was setting and not overhead. I wore my Fuel Belt and had to come home half way through to refill it.
I was unsure if I was going to watch the eclipse. Here in Charlotte we were at about 98% of totality and just a few miles away from the 100% totality zone. I didn’t have glasses and didn’t make plans for it.
Well, about an hour before I was chatting with Tanner and he said everyone was going up on the roof. My fear of missing out kicked in so I headed back to the studio.
We had enough glasses to share and also some of these pinhole projectors. I’m glad we had the glasses, much greater impact than looking at this tiny little crescent. 🙂
I think the thing that surprised me most was how light it was even at 98% coverage of the moon over the sun. I kept saying that I couldn’t believe how much that tiny little bit of sun could light everything up. Really incredible.
So glad I made the last-minute decision to eclipse watch. It was a memorable experience.
Do you like themed parties?
Have you been to Coachella? Give me some real life scoop on these outfits!
Did you watch the eclipse? If so, how?