The weekend was an exercise in durability for me, all around, but was sweetly padded with these stems on Friday night from Robin, the lovely owner of Tru Pilates here in Charlottesville.
Little did she know that we were testing her most durable nature Saturday morning at MADabolic (sorry!) with a killer combination of movements packed into our Twice As Nice interval. [Disclaimer: the ‘Nice’ part of the name is slightly deceptive — just ask Throck (pictured below).]
Immediately following my test of will in the interval, it was time to move yet another 16′ container of all my earthly belongings into the new house. ON a normal day this would have been tasking, but after my early morning abuse it was absolutely brutal. By the end of the night I was ready to collapse, and I’m assuming that’s what happened since in retrospect I have zero idea what I even did.
Sunday morning included a stop in at MAD to get a few items in order, and then brunch at Beer Run. My short review of brunch: it’s possible to eat clean, but the presentation and amount of food is underwhelming at best.
It was well past my normal morning eating time when we got the food, so I ate the whole thing in about two seconds. I had the snow white omleette [basil, purple onion, cherry tomatoes, spinach, and whole eggs] which really was good — but I could have eaten two for sure.
After brunch I actually made a follow up smoothie with ice, coconut milk, cold brew coffee from Stock, a spoonful of almond butter, banana, a tiny bit of vanilla extract, and a touch of raw cocoa powder for a little kick of flavor. It was good – SO good.
The rest of the day flew by with some pool time and last, but certainly not least, the UVa v. Ole Miss game in the College World Series – and a crazy walk-off win in the bottom of the ninth. Seriously, I’m not a fan of the high-anxiety, right-up-to-the-last-out, kind of games, but I agree that it truly adds to the excitement – as long as we win in the end.
Late night stress aside, it was a damn good night for UVa and a great way to kick off another 5-day haul.