I’m not titling this post (bad blogger move, I know – ohh the horror!) because well…I’m feeling rather ‘un’ lately.
As in…embracing un-routine.
…something I clearly needed after last week’s total meltdown pre-vacation.
…so much so that I really feel very little pull (alarmingly so, even) to plug back in now that I’m back in ‘routine’ again. (hmm…)
Or…unstructuring my days.
…on vacation last week, I got completely away from my normal go, go, GO mentality. (I’ll get back to this one in a minute)
And finally…unwinding (unWINEding?)
…on the best trip to wine country, ever. (more on *this* in a minute too).
The bottom line for me is this: last week’s breakdown was a wake-up call. I have been so busy going ‘limit-less’ this year that I think I kind of forgot that it’s ok to slow down sometimes. To live in the moment. To ignore structure, routine, training plans and excel docs. To go a little ‘un’ a little bit more. Essentially, I need to get back to the ‘breathe’ in EatDrinkBreatheSweat. So that’s my plan…for pretty much every area of my life, going forward (including that little marathon training plan of mine…more on this in a post later this week and an epiphany I had on my run this morning).
But back to that trip — the days I spent surrounded by vines, the best friends ever, and lots and lots of ‘un.’
That bucket list of mine? Knocked every single one of those items off the list…with the exception of the wine snobbery skit. However, I do believe we did a great job of practicing our best wine snob expressions while wine tasting. Exhibit A:
The usual go, go, GO mentality that I mentioned went out the window on this trip? Let’s just say it went FLYING out the window in a big way. I did get in a few workouts, mostly just to get moving, but nothing at all very structured (barre n9ne in the living room was the best! and running among the vines with my sis — yes, we saw bunnies — also the best). But I didn’t really care that it was way, way, way less working out than I’m used to. Because guess what? Life is WAY more than what workouts you did, how hard you worked, and how much you sweat. *gasp* Sure, I love sweat (like whoa) — but even I can step back and say buh-bye to my usual crazy ass sweatfests now and then. Sometimes, it’s just needed.
And instead, I focused on breathing in every single moment of this trip. Quiet moments with Scott mixed with hysterical moments with friends while sipping the most amazing wines I’ve ever had and ignoring the rest of the world for a few days. #needed
…and here’s the picture proof in case you don’t believe me. 😉
Pre-ziplining (where Jo figured out she’s deathly afraid of heights…a wee bit late to be discovering that factoid, eh??)
The gang — at our newly-discovered *favorite* vineyard of the trip: Amista (proud wine club members thankyouverymuch!)
Our smiles say it all — love, love love! happy, happy, happy!
After a DELISH food/wine pairing at Williamson Wines (another fave of ours)…my expression here is priceless — so joyful. The way life is meant to be lived.
Lounging at the pool after spending the day sipping away. Why can’t every day be this fab??
A rose (turned out to be a major theme this past week…rose’s are the way to go this summer, so yum!) at Portalupi, another fun new winery we discovered this time around. (and yes, we’re wine club members now too. haha)
And finally…the vines. Pictures just don’t do it justice. Surrounded by beauty like this? Why would you want to be anywhere else but here? ❤