Gratitude with a Side of Tea

benefit workout

Yesterday we decided to start our morning and blog off at Café Besalu.  Inspired by our crossiants and great week, we’ve decided to use this blog to reflect.

One highlight to the week was participating in a benefit to raise money for the people of the Phillipines affected by the Typhoon. The benefit was created and organized by Isabel Milo who rallied the Sweaty Betties to the cause.

us rowing

Jim Mahan the owner of Rival fitness led us on a spirited intense indo row class.  Julie liked class because it bought back memories from back in the day when she rowed on a lightweight crew team.  The class brought out elements of rowing in a 8 oared shell in terms of team spirit that was emphasized in the class and rowing together.  Maia enjoyed the music that motivated her in class, a mix of hip hop and radio hits.  Not to mention the energy that Jim instilled in the workout.  Rowing is a full body workout, low impact, a killer cardio and strength combo.  Another bonus is indo row classes burn between 400 to 800 calories in less than an hour.

Feeling hungry after burning all those calories we had to refuel so we headed over to The Wandering Goose.  Maia had excellent house made granola covered in a mountain of juicy fruit and their house speciality a biscuit.  Julie had a  yummy veggie hash.  The Wandering Goose had quite a dessert selection, of course we could not resist.  We chose a chocolate chip cherry cookie that we decided to take over to Remedy Tea to enjoy over a nice pot of tea.
granola

tea

As Thanksgiving approaches we’d like to reflect on what we are grateful for.  We enjoy working out together whenever we can, and enjoy trying new things.  As a result we have met many wonderful people and instructors who are passionate about what they do.  We are grateful for our health and strong bodies that we can challenge with different workouts.  But most importantly we are grateful for our family – our rock.

So to you we wish you a beautiful day, filled with good friends, family and yummy food.

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