Then I was single, living by my own schedule. I worked freelance and lululemon, dined and did yoga with friends and spent most of my free time biking, swimming, running or in a local yoga studio. I was happy.
Now I am very much engaged to be married. I work at home (for now), doing freelance work and focusing more time on this blog. I don’t have many local friends yet and my free time is spent with my hot man. I am happy (even more so). But something is missing.
I’ve said many times I don’t exercise for weight loss or anything like that. I’ve been so active because it gives me time to think, calms my stresses and connects my self with the beauty of nature.
Since moving to Asheville and in with Richard I’ve been exercising much less in favor of staying warm indoors, saving money by canceling my gym membership and snuggling with my love.
I haven’t swam in two months, haven’t had a good bike ride outside since the Ironman and haven’t finished a double-digit run since the 50k. I thought I was okay with this, remembering I’m in a new phase of life. Long workouts and tri shorts moved out for household chores and pretty aprons.
But I miss those bikes, rides and swims (and yoga classes!). No matter what those are the things I love and I’m just not the same without it.
In effort to be my best me (and as a result the best almost-wife to Richard), I’ve written down fitness goals for the next week. Also, I’m searching local gyms to find a place to swim. Aaaand checking out the local race calendar.
Richard and I are big Chipotle fans. They were on almost every corner back in Florida, but the closest location to Asheville is several hours away.
Yesterday we visited Urban Burrito, a Chipotle look-a-like with two locations in Asheville.
Maybe it was because we walked in with such high hopes, but we were less than impressed. I ordered the taco salad and Richard got a steak burrito. The flavors were bland and the rushed feel of the customer service was unsettling.
Oh well. You win some and you lose some!
Have you ever dismissed any look-a-like restaurants because of your love for the original?