I Want To Marry Pure Yoga

Today has been stellar.

Maybe it’s been a good day because I pushed myself hard during this morning’s run.

Or maybe today has been good thanks to my delicious lunch pita.

The fabulousness of the day definitely had to do with the fact that I left the office early to head to Pure Yoga.

Pure Yoga is like…yoga Heaven. It smells amazing inside, there are cold, eucalyptus-scented towels kept in a refrigerator outside the hot class room, and the locker room is stocked with Q-tips, disposable razors, sparkling showers and nice wooden lockers.

I love it there. I want to marry Pure Yoga.

I’m depressed that I can’t afford to be a member.

I’ve been to Pure Yoga twice before, and I took a Hot Power Yoga class both times.

I don’t really dare to be different. I stick with what I know I like.  And I like what Pure’s got going on in that hot room.

Thanks to the lovely people at Pure, I was able to take a complimentary class tonight. Per usual, I loved it.

I love getting super sweaty and feeling totally cleansed by the end of class.

It was Level 2 class, and I definitely felt like the least yogic (?) person in the room. There were some hardcore people in there, busting out handstands like it was nothing.

I look forward to the day that I know the names of all the poses really well so that I don’t have to be constantly look up at the instructor or following the advanced students. I worry that I’m doing the poses wrong all the time.

Still, great class. I loved every minute of it and I felt nice and stretchy when I left.

Another reason today was superb? I came home to a birthday present from my parents: new bedding!

I picked out this awesome orange comforter at ZGallerie when I first moved.

After ABS and I broke up, I was pretty adamant about getting new bedding. It just seemed weird and uncomfortable to keep sleeping in “our” bedding (even though it was all mine to begin with). I loved this comforter because the color is so cheerful and happy — and after the breakup, my goal was to be more cheerful and happy!

So I was thrilled to come home today to this massive splash of orange!

Now I just need to complete the set with matching pillowcases, because the green and purple (plus the green curtains) don’t really go well with the new orange theme.

I’m already excited to sleep with my new blankets tonight.

After I got home, I decided that I really need a haircut. My ends have been really dead-looking lately, probably since I haven’t gotten a haircut since December.

When I moved to NYC and realized I was going to be poor, haircuts and eyebrow waxes were the first things to go. I can tweeze my own eyebrows, and I prefer long hair anyway.

I hate that haircuts are so dang expensive in NYC — they’re usually at least $60, and that rarely includes a blow dry.

Sixty-plus dollars for a two-inch trim? Absolutely not.

So tonight I went to the Supercuts on my corner.

I spent $26 and they did a great job. Frugal Ali rules.

Next up in the good day parade…

Obviously frozen yogurt was going to make an appearance tonight.

16 Handles, you are my one true love.

Well, you and hot yoga.

And orange bedding.

Today was a good day.

TELL ME: What was the best part of your day?



0 Responses

  1. PureYoga looks amazing…don’t you hate it when you can’t afford to do anything fitness-related? For me when I’m frugal about clothes I tell myself, “Really, this wouldn’t go with anything I own.” But what does one say about awesome workout classes??? “Sorry, the decor in the classroom doesn’t go with any of the workout duds I own”???

  2. The thing I love about yoga is that it’s all about the journey vs the end result. I am a perfectionist and I’m competitive so I want to do each pose perfectly and I want to be the best in the class but I always remind myself that I get something out of each pose, I get something out of learning each pose and that this is the one place (the yoga mat) where I don’t have to be perfect or the best.. I can just be where I am and enjoy the experience…

  3. I’m the same way! I love yoga, but I still don’t know all the names of the moves. I can’t wait until I just flow through the class without watching anyone else!

  4. I LOVE that bedding…so bold and happy! I still go back to NJ to get my haircut…it’s still like $60 there vs. over $100 here in NYC…yikes! I mean, I love my hair but come on…they’re not doing miracle work!

  5. Love your new bedding, love hot yoga, and love your yogurt! Can we switch days please? Kidding, you deserve it!!

    Best part of my day was running 4 miles as part of my taper week and feeling like I hadn’t even gotten a workout in. Why is that awesome? Because 3 months ago I couldn’t run 2 without nearly dying. Yay for feeling good while running! Yay for all of your awesomeness today!

  6. The best part of my day was a successful four-mile trail run this morning, then the caramel-vanilla frappuccino light I got from Starbucks during their “happy hour.” I go to Starbucks constantly but I haven’t had a frappuccino in probably a couple of years. It was delicious.

    I’ve tried so hard to get into yoga, but I just can’t. I don’t have the patience for it, I guess. I do love your new comforter! The walls in my bedroom are a slightly darker shade of orange and I absolutely adore it.

  7. Hi Ali! I really enjoy reading your blog. You make me want to go out and get new bedding. I love that feeling. Also, I must try 16 handles. I cannot believe this is the first time I’m hearing about the place. I’ll add it to my agenda.

  8. LOVE your orange bedding.. and totes understand why you’d want to get new bedding! The best part of my day.. well it has been a rough one.. so it is going to be be putting my head to the pillow..waking up.. and starting fresh tmrw am

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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