So, after an amazing Napa trip with my professional wine-tasting in-laws, I took the week off and did my best impression of a Real Housewife of Silicon Valley. Mainly, this meant that I went to expensive boutique exercise classes. I went to my favorite SPX pilates class and realized that my core has no strength. I also tried out Soul Cycle for the first time, which was interesting. It’s basically a very fancy spin class that charges a LOT of money to pedal furiously in the dark led by enthusiastic instructors with excellent playlists. I enjoyed it but was worried that I would fall off my bike during the arms section where a rider bounces up and down the handlebars in a sort-of pushup motion while standing up and pedaling very fast. I felt that this was either going to lead to my face being bashed in or falling over. Falling over would be bad because the bikes are very close together and I would have fallen on someone. Fortunately, neither happened. Hooray!
Soul Cycle has a lot of aficionados who like both the workout and the positive vibes that are preached along the way. I enjoyed myself and would definitely go if it was less expensive but since it’s not, trial membership only for me!
I also ate delicious food! I’d grab an Americano at Alexander’s and one day, I treated myself to a shave ice at Teaspoon on Castro St. It was delicious!
SMS and I also went to an Indian restaurant for dinner that featured seating inside of rickshaws and buses. It was so cool! We went after climbing at Planet Granite one night and I couldn’t believe we had never gone together before. I loved it!
After a week of leisure, we flew down to San Diego for my cousin Jim’s wedding. I had an awesome time hanging out with SMS, my brothers, my cousins, and my aunts & uncles. SMS and I also tried scooters for the first time, which were a lot of fun. I had seen my cousin on InstaStory and I knew I wanted to try. I was definitely the slowest in the group but it was a great way to get to brunch. My brothers, SMS and I went to brunch the Sunday after the wedding, which was a lot of fun. One of my brothers barely had any time between brunch and his flight but he made it. Hooray!