Ladies and gentlemen, what you see above is probably the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. For those of you with your minds in the gutters (me) or those of you who did not read where it says “bottle stopper,” that is actually a wine bottle stopper, not…whatever you thought it was.
My Junior League committee did a White Elephant swap last night at our first meeting of this year, and while the wine stopper clearly was the show-stealer, the high heel ice traction slip-ons were a close second. Dear parents of the world: we don’t need things like this and will never use them, no matter how functional you think they are. Save your money or buy Lululemon gift certificates.
Afterwards, we went to Brasserie Julien, around the corner. It’s sort of the official post-meeting spot, and we were shocked that were the only JL people there. Why do those servers look so confused? Because out of four of us, three of us presented our phones with a Foursquare special for a free drink. Clearly, they loved us.
We got an order of moules frites and this other yummy thing with bread andÂ prosciuttoÂ for the table.
As far as that whole fitness thing, yesterday was a rest day, which fit in perfectly with my plans to sleep in and then stay out until 12:30 on a work night. I had big plans of getting my tempo run in this morning before work, but I think we know what happened with that. Tonight.
As for my Strong Sexy Spring Runners challenge,Â I took one of Jaz’s abs classes Tuesday morning. It was a 30-minute class with lots of ab work (shocking in an abs class, I know) on the mat and cardio bursts of burpees, mountain climbers and jumping jacks in between.
Some of the sit-ups and moves hurt my back, but I’m good at modifying some of the exercises based on a few things JessÂ taught me, and Jaz promises as my core gets stronger, the lower back pain will go away. No formal challenge here, but I am trying to remember to do a plank a day to help my back and keep strengthening my core.
What’s the weirdest gift you’ve ever received, and do you call it White Elephant or Yankee Exchange, like my lovely Southern co-chair, Shannon?