Thursday, January 27, 2011

Heavy Breathing

If you clicked on my blog because of the title and thought you were going to read something sexy, let me just tell you now, that you're not. You can probably find that at

I'm pretty sure after today's yoga class, I've got bad karma coming to me for at least a month. When I set up my mat, there was another mat next to me, but the owner wasn't there, so I just stretched a little while waiting for class to start. A few minutes before class started, the owner of the mat strolled in and took her place. She's one of those girls you want to hate...5'9" - 115, ivory skin straight out of a Neutrogena commercial, mani'd and pedi'd to perfection and moves with ballerina-like grace.

Not even two minutes into class I realized that miss polly perfect was a heavy breather. It's one thing to do the typical ujai breathing (in and out through your nose creating an ocean-like noise in the back of your throat), but this chica sounded like a 1-900 worker. I kept glancing her way thinking that maybe she just needed to work out a few kinks before she got into the rhythm of class, but oh no...the harder the pose, the louder the breathing.

I tried to focus on my own breathing, even tried to make my own breath a little louder to try to drown her out, but it was impossible...I started going light-headed. Then I tried to focus on the poses extra carefully, but I couldn't seem to get her out of my mind. After many failed attempts to distract myself, I just decided to do the most un-yoga-like thing ever...judge her and make up stories about her throughout class.

She's married, but I'm pretty convinced that she and her husband never slept together before they got married, because if they had, the breathing might have been a deal breaker for their union. And, I'm guessing she's a super type A person, just like Tea Leoni on Spanglish. She's probably a really good worker - detailed oriented, organized, chipper - but I can only imagine that if she ever has an outburst, watch your back. Over analytical? Maybe, but it was a long class, so I had time to think.

I couldn't tell if I was the only one bothered by HB, but I didn't see anyone else making evil eyes at her in down dog. At one point I said under my breath "take it easy, you're going to pass out if you keep it up." Now I'm starting to think that she was planted there by the instructor to test our yogi mind skills. Kelli's Grade = F.

While I did get in a good physical workout, I didn't come out of class feeling as relaxed, humbled and restored as I usually do. I guess it's a good thing that my word of 2011 is patience, because I might have "accidentally" fallen in class when HB was doing one of her one-handed handstand moves. But with my luck, I would have only hurt myself.

Let this be a lesson to choose your mat mates carefully. Sorry karmic gods, hit me how you'd like, but please try to see it from my side.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I've been obsessed with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero's for quite a while, particularly the "Home" song. It's right for just about any of my mood swings. This father/daughter rendition melted my heart.

Here's a video of ES & MZ's on Letterman. They are such a crazy happy group.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

iPhone Photo Dump

I love going back and looking at some of the random pictures I have taken on my phone, so when I synced up my phone today, I decided to dump some of them on my blog. Enjoy...or don't.


Attack of the subway

Kelli Nay-Nay

Oh so brave husband fighting off a snake with a ski pole

Lower Manhattan

Perfect, post-race nap

Goodnight Sun

Izzy, my love, I miss you

Fall seems like so long ago

Can't we all just get along?

Reading Runner's World is an exercise in itself

It's not just 7 years for every human year

Testing out a pair of pants for Flylow

Oh, hey Jake...visit me at work anytime

Hey Whit - Heels or Boots? "Heels for sure"

Wanna fight drunk octopus?

I want a commuting buddy

Do the dump, I'd love to see your randomness.

Monday, January 17, 2011


There's blog reading and then there is blog stalking, peeing-tom style. I read my friends blogs to keep up with the latest happens (and mis-happenings!), I comment when I feel I have something to add and I share it with other my friends when something really catches my eye. Other than friends' blogs, I read all sorts of other blogs, mainly, running and food blogs and most of them I have no connection to the author. I thought I would share a few of my fav's that I check in on every once in a while (or once a day...told you...creepy). I figure if you are reading it too, then I'm not lurking behind the scenes by myself;)

- This girl is a bad a$$ marathons on back to back weekends 5 weeks in a row and PR'ing on the last one. Plus she's funny and doesn't take herself too seriously.

- Another runner, but a total wacko (in a good way). Just today she ran a marathon on a treadmill. She's training for Boston and hoping to do a 2:50...yikes! (Also, she's from UT...Provo, UT. )

- This chica eats only "real" food and her grub spreads are always very inventive and healthy.

There are more, but these are my top 3. What random blogs to you follow? Do any of you read any of these?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Utah part deux

For Christmas, Doug got me a plane ticket back to SL,UT to visit the fam because we didn't get enough quality time over the holidays. We skied, snowshoed, x-country skied and chilled a bit. Here are a few pics of our adventures...including what may be one of the funniest videos ever. I pee myself every time I watch it.

Blue bird Alta day

Sparkly snow

Mama and Greg

Snowshoe Adventure

Dream house in the woods

Whitney Kardashian (with Ducky McGee)

This video makes it obvious who I inherited my diving skills from...