Early on Saturday morning I met up with Priyanka for spin. It was her first class and there was some kind of launch for the spin program at the gym so it was crazy. I promised her that there weren’t normally balloons, photographers, free shampoo samples and people taking video during classes. She did awesome though and it felt great to get a wonderful workout in and out of the way so early.
After class I stopped by Starbucks to get an iced coffee and had to take a photo of their chalkboard. Seriously, how cool is that?!
It was time for Pepper’s first obedience class after that. This class is positive reinforcement training so we had to being along a ton of treats. I chopped up some pricey hot dogs and cheese and just knew he’d love it. Yeah, well.. during our first exercise he goes absolutely nuts at another dog and will not touch the hot dog (!!!) and I could feel myself tearing up with a mix of embarrassment and frustration.
I freaked because I didn’t think I could grab his focus but luckily the instructor had a huge tub of peanut butter and gave us some on a wooden spoon and he really loved it. We were able to get his attention and he actually ended up doing wonderfully during class.
I really need to learn to be more patient and not get so flustered. Luckily I didn’t cry, but whenever I’m embarrassed and around a big group of people I act like I have no sense. I need to learn to breathe and that some things just aren’t that big of a deal.
On Sunday we took a trip to Home Depot to pick up a few things and they had ferns on sale for $6! I bought one of those, a blue shelf and a water hose that we desperately needed.
And then this happened. Yep. Greg & I bought Vibrams. I know, I know. I’ve always talked about how ugly these things are but after having so many problems with running shoes I decided to give ‘em a try. They are super comfortable. I’m going to do a whole post on them soon and the pair of Merrell’s I bought.
I have flat feet and have gone to a couple of specialty running stores to be properly fitted for running shoes and I’m always put in an orthopedic shoe with a high arch. The pain those shoes cause is just too much for me to handle so I’m hoping that the Vibrams and Merrell’s will be different.
After some shoe shopping we went home and I made dinner. A baked potato with greek yogurt, asparagus with tamari, and some kale salad & jicama salad that I picked up at Earth Fare. Good stuff!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!