When you think “bachelorette party,” what comes to mind? Wild nights in Vegas, male strippers, short dresses, leopard print, maybe a tiara? Rather than rely on
past experience movie cliches, my fellow bridesmaids and I planned the weekend of my friend Tess’s party around a Buzzfeed-style quiz.
- Who is your spirit animal?
- Leslie Knope
- Reese Witherspoon in “Wild”
- Blair Waldorf
- Lauren Conrad
- When you think “bitchin’ bachelorette drinks”…
- Hot toddies
- Anything from a Nalgene
- In vino veritas
- A bespoke cocktail
- You just packed your suitcase and it’s full of clothes from…
- J Crew…or whatever is already in my closet
- Rent the Runway
- The Sweatpants Emporium
- Forever 21
- Our biggest challenge for the weekend will be…
- Choosing our favorite wine
- Choosing our favorite food
- Getting lost in the woods
- Getting mistaken for models
I won’t reveal all the answers, but let’s just say this was a scene from part of the party.
Other than that, it was a pretty quiet week with lower training volume. Next week, I’ll be traveling for work so I’ll enjoy the extra sleep while I can!
Swim: Short. Sweet. Slow. I’m still focusing on form, with lots of drills and slowing way down to keep things smooth. However, more than a few times, I’ve been so engrossed in what I’m doing, I plow right into the wall. Oops.
Bike: Just two rides this week, one aerobic and one recovery. I think they were probably both supposed to be aerobic but after a 12 hour workday on Thursday, the only way I could motivate myself to get on the bike was to pick a Trainer Road ride that matched my mood: Lazy Mountain.
Run: More short and easy runs. Look forward to warmer temperatures next week so I can run outside without cursing the weather. (And yes, I realize the curses will resume this summer.) I think Moose will also be glad when the treadmill goes dormant. She frequently sits there and watches me while I am on my bike, and today decided to come over and visit while I was actually running on the treadmill. That did not end well for her. (She’s fine.)
Other: I’m continuing to build strength and discover weaknesses at pilates class. The latest: weak ankles (especially the right) and terrible twisting (especially to the left). What will we learn next week???