My weekend felt like a marathon- even though I've never run a marathon- but from what I hear, it's exhausting physically and mentally, but people love it. I also hear it comes with tons of food and booze.
Friday night we went to a bar called Prohibition in Leslieville for Carter's friend's birthday. Slooty used to live with us, so he's like a brother to me. He's also an amazing DJ- who plays everything from old school rap to Miley Cyrus. (Okay- I can't throw Slooty under the bus here. I request really embarrassing songs when he is DJing, and he reluctantly plays them for me. He is a good man.)
|Party in the U.S.A.!!!!!!!
We had dinner with a beautiful couple who are getting married in 4 weeks- Tony & Tash- and I'm sure I'll dedicate an entire blog entry to their wedding (because I'm so excited for it, Tash and I have very similar taste and I am thrilled to share their day with them!). I think Prohibition is the coolest name for a bar- and we had SUCH an amazing time (girls- we HAVE to go dancing!).
|I should hate Tash, for being able to eat Poutine 4 weeks before her wedding. But I just can't. She's too adorable.
Before gorging on veggie quesadillas and wine...
|Oh, right... and a martini, too...
At the bar, of course, I basically did another workout: Dancing to DJ Tools. He was ripping it up! It was epic! (I apologize and will never use that term again).
Saturday morning I was so excited to try my TRX Bootcamp class run through MSC Fitness (the same place that my dream woman, Gudrun teaches... more on her later). Charlene kicked my ass through this hour-long workout- we started slow and got the form down for things like Squats, Speed Skater Lunges, Push-Ups, Y-Flys, Planks, Mountain Climbers, Tricep Push-Ups with Pike, we even did some High Lunge and Warrior I holds with our foot suspended. I thought that was freaking hard.
|Alright... this wasn't at the Bootcamp class. But we did these.
Then, we did most of the moves again, this time for time- so it was more of a cardio workout. I'm pretty sure I threw up in my mouth about 5 times. It was a HOT day, so the combination of the heat plus the feeling that my heart was going to burst through my chest (I was also trying to impress the instructor... let's be honest) made me feel a little faint, but I got through it.
As I was leaving, Charlene yelled "Awesome job! I'm so impressed that next week I'm adding kettlebells!".
Saturday afternoon I went to my girlfriend Katherine's Jack and Jill!
Katherine and Greg are getting married in a month, and they have the COOLEST backyard ever. It is perfect for entertaining- has a place for a bar (the most important part, natch), a gorgeous pit for sitting, and... a BEACH VOLLEYBALL court! Yes- this is one backyard! We set up a tournament and Carter and I played 2's against some very
|Getting a little Yoga in.
At 10am, my girl Gudrun held her weekly Yoga on the Beach, which was heavenly (for two reasons: #1- True hot yoga, right by the water, listening to the waves and #2- Gudrun.). There was a Father's Day 5km run that was passing by as we were downward dogging. It was so amazing to see that many runners out with their families. I had to turn my attention back to Gudrun because I was getting distracted. Try watching people run upside-down. It looks effortless! (Yes- I will be taking a photo next week from my downward dog position).
We met my Dad at the Bier Markt- a pub that hosts over 200 kinds of beer- and I got to be with my amazing family. It was a beer-filled day: first, Bier Markt:
|I know, I look like a dork.
|Too bad the serving sizes were small.
|I already had two pieces.
then beer for part of his gift:
|Love you Dad!
then to the Steam Whistle for a beer tour (and lots of sampling)!
|Apparently Carter needs more beer.
We were lucky enough to be able to walk over to Carter's sister's house where we continued our celebrations with more beer, great food and company.
I realize I may have overkilled the beer for my Dad this year, but it seems better than the proverbial tie. Any awesome gifts you gave this weekend?
I did keep the gift of beer local- all Ontario Microbrewed beer, which I thought was pretty cool!
Have you ever been on a beer tour before?
This was my first one. I was hoping they'd offer wine as a sampler instead, but thought it was rude to ask...