Monday, March 7, 2011

Weekend Report: Rainy Sunday

On Sunday I awoke to a gray and wet day (but warm - holler spring!). After a late Saturday night, preceded by back-to-back 7-milers Friday and Saturday, I was hungry.

What's a DCist to do? Text friends. Go to brunch. STAT. LLC met me at the The Front Page at 1 o'clock for their brunch buffet (I had a coupon, so it was only $10 each). After a bit of a wait they seated us and we proceeded to fill our plates with eggs and smoked salmon and salad and fruit and hash browns and waffles and whipped cream for the next 2 hours. It was soooo good!

At 3:30 we emerged into a rainy afternoon, slightly dazed from our respective food comas. LLC headed home to nap, but I needed to be outside. Weather does not stop me - raincoat on and umbrella in hand I headed to the Mall. The nicest thing about being out in inclement weather in DC is that there are no tourists. (They melt in the rain. It is a fact.)

I had the Mall almost to myself - I walked for an hour and a half, singing along with my ipod and enjoying my daydreams. 

I got back home at 5:40, just in time for 6 pm yoga. A bit ambitious, but I decided to go for it.

There are two sides to the post-brunch-buffet yoga coin:

Side A) I just consumed my body weight in smoked salmon and strawberry whipped cream waffles...thus exercise of any kind is probably be a good idea.

Side B) Bikram yoga is hot, and therefore a scantily clad activity. Shorts/sports bra + room-o-mirrors + buffet belly = not so good for my self-esteem. Nor were the upside-down postures...I may or may not have skipped doing pada-hasthasana in the interest of not throwing up. 

I managed to make it through the 90-minute class, and feel slightly better about myself for doing it. It was still raining by the time I went much rain that my kitchen flooded! (Ah the joys of living in the basement...)