[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false]It would seem my Saturday was brought to us by the letter B. I got up early yesterday to host a breakfast meeting, but apparently not early enough. I found myself rushing about the condo half-dressed, hair half-dried, and floors half-vacuumed. Reminding myself that I am fully human, I consulted my rules for entertaining and finished things up just as the door buzzer rang.
Sure, the cranberry orange muffins were still baking when everyone was settling in, but that I meant I could don a festive mitt and pull them from the oven with a bit of flair. Just kidding… sort of. In addition to the muffins, I combined blueberries, blackberries and raspberries in a big bowl, and topped them with a few ribbons of basil. I think everything should be topped with a few ribbons of basil. A fresh pot of tea, some orange juice and a pitcher of water later, and we were good to go. And by go, I mean sit and debate for three hours.
As the meeting was winding down, I couldn’t help but feel like a restless high schooler, constantly sneaking a glance at the clock, counting down the minutes. (I don’t wear a watch for this reason, never have.) I was meeting my friend Elizabeth minutes after the group left to check out The Z Spot, a new Zumba, dance, and yoga studio that just opened in the South End. I find it’s okay to over-schedule on the weekends, as long as there’s booty dropping involved.
I haven’t taken a Zumba class in ages and sort of made up my own moves when I wasn’t quite sure was going on. Fortunately, that seems to be a widely accepted practice. During the hour-long class, various teachers from the studio lead high energy, fun routines. It was a great way to showcase each teacher’s style and personality. I had the goofiest grin on my face the entire time. The studio space, which formerly housed O2 Yoga, is bright and airy, and just a short walk from the Broadway T stop and several bus stops (not that I know anything about T buses… I avoid them at all cost). I can’t wait to go back for a drop in class soon. My friend Courteney is teaching yoga there, so I definitely want to check out one of her classes, too.
After class, we headed to Amrheins for salads, beers, and the end of the Bruins game. Elizabeth is such great company; I’m so glad our paths crossed, especially since making friends as a grown-up is no easy feat.
I haven’t been brave enough to show my face at Owl Station since my 30th birthday party, but fortunately, they deliver. Nick and I ordered a few of our favorite sushi rolls to enjoy at home with a bright bunch of sunflower on the table. It was the perfect way to wind down a busy day of b’s.
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Do you prefer working out at home, or in a studio/gym?