Monday, November 7, 2011

Prepping for Yosemite

There's two types of people in the world.  Those who buy fitness equipment and those who use it.  I'm in the former camp.  Show me an Athleta catalog and I'll show you a full cart.  Who needs to know that my yoga pants have seen more of the microfiber of our couch than the yoga mat?  I have no less than three long sleeve technical t-shirts with cool key pockets.  I wore them last week while running.  Errands.  I wish I could say I actually ran from errand to errand, but after my stop at Starbucks involving a chocolate croissant, it was more accurately describes as strolling errands.  This plays out again and again in my life.  Before our move to San Francisco, I finally let go of the softball equipment I hadn't used in 2 years. While I felt proud of myself, I hid a leotard, ballet flats and leg warmers in my luggage just in case there's a really convenient studio and my buns need shaping.  The shaping is definitely needed, but I haven't so much as Yelped dance studios in the area.  

Old habits die hard and I was moving to the promised land of the great outdoors where petrified trees reigned.  As I prepped my National Parks Passport and dreamed of the fresh air, I also clickety click clicked my way to a gently used pair of Merrell hiking shoes on eBay.  
I wore them around the apartment "to break them in" which turned into a lounging photo shoot of good intentions.  The elephant in the room asked when my shoes would see dirt.
Last week, we had a crew of friends from the East Coast ask to see some redwoods.  Jack pot!  These bad boys were taken on their maiden voyage in the cathedral like peace of Muir Woods.  After their first taste of trail, they yearn to see the peaks in Yosemite and the shores of Hetch Hetchy. Yosemite, here I come!  Right after I finish my pirouette, sun salutation and 5k.

7 comments:

  1. Hah - I love this. I'm one of the people that uses the equipment, but I'm awful about actually buying what I need. I wear my running shoes until they fall apart and I really could use some new sports bras and workout tops!

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  2. hilarious! hope you do get to take those shoes to Yosemite. We'd love to go sometime too!

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  3. Leg warmers will always come in handy. And Yosemite is spectacular, even if you only enjoy it from the comfort of your car.

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  4. Ha! I'm glad I'm not the only one. I buy exercise dvd's, watch them on my laptop...to gauge the difficulty, of course! Then never use them.

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  5. hahaha love this!! They're cute hiking shoes!! Glad they're getting some use!

    I'm also guilty of having softball equipment that I haven't used since high school. But since my dad was the coach, I have bases, balls, extra gloves & bats! I figure I might as well hold on to them till I have kids now!

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  6. Melinda, you are so hilarious!! I'm just like you, well-intentioned but sometimes the best laid plans just don't work out.

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  7. This was far, far too accurate for my own life as well. (Except I'm more susceptible to arts and crafts supplies.) And I laughed out loud at the bit about "Running. Errands." Great post!

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