Five Things I'd Like To Be (But Probably Never Will)

1. A real yogi

I like yoga, I think it helps me mentally and physically, and it's improved my running, but I don't love it. I'd like to love it, but right now I'm too focused on running and triathlon to really devote myself to a regular, serious yoga practice. That's something I'd like to do, though, eventually. If and when there ever comes a time when I can't run anymore, I think that will be the time I finally indulge my inner yogi.

2. A wine connoisseur 

I know absolutely nothing about wine except that I like merlot and cabernet sauvignon and I don't like to spend more than $10 (sometimes I'll splurge on a ~$15 bottle but that's really pushing it). I have no idea what foods go with what wines, or what makes a good wine, or what even makes wine taste different. I just know that if I have a glass in front of me with at least a little wine in it, I'm happy, but I wish I were more fancy than that.

3. A person with a capsule wardrobe 

I've made it no secret that my goal in life is to only own as many things as I reasonably need, so it's probably not a surprise that I'm a little obsessed with the idea of having a capsule wardrobe. The problem is, I like the idea of it, but I'm not entirely sure it would work for me in practice. I get overwhelmed when I have too many options, so I don't have a ton of clothes as it is, but I'm hesitant about limiting what I already feel is a fairly limited wardrobe (but in reality is nowhere close to a capsule wardrobe).

4. A boss lady

I actually think I'd make a great boss lady (nevermind the fact that I don't have a job). I'm organized and I like to get shit done. When I think about the future, when I start my (second) career, I like to imagine myself Olivia Pope-style.

5. An Iron(wo)man

What do you get when you add 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking, and 26.2 miles of running? 140.6 miles of bad-assery, that's what. I'm not sure this is something I'll ever tackle, but I like to keep it on the table, just in case. It seems so impossible, but then again, it wasn't long ago that a marathon seemed equally impossible and I've managed to make it through that a couple times over. I guess I'll find out just how impossible the road to Ironman (or at least half of it) is when I take on my first 70.3 next year. Wait, did I just admit that publicly? Well, you heard it here first...

I'm off to put my pajamas on...because I'm dreaming.


23 comments :

  1. I would really like to get into yoga too, but I just don't see myself becoming a yogi either. I am not really a fan of wine....meh! And if I do buy a bottle, I keep it under $15 too!

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  2. I would love to be a yogi, but I am just not that flexible. LOL. No matter how much I try, I will never be that flexible. And somehow I think my meditation would turn into a 3 hour nap.

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  3. Have you seen the documentary Somm? It is (or was?) on Netflix, and it follows a few guys as they study for the master sommalier exam. The whole thing is nuts, but really a pretty good documentary!

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  4. I second pretty much all of these. I'd LOVE to be an iron(wo)man!

    Annnddd I really have been thinking about doing a capsule wardrobe, but I completely agree with what you said.

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  5. I'm with you on the first two. I really like the idea of yoga, and the poses, yet I never do it.

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  6. I just started doing yoga this morning. Literally, this is like the second time in my life that I've tried it. But I bought a DVD of yoga for runners, and I'm going to incorporate it on my rest days because I can tell I'm really stiff. I don't think I will ever be a yogi though - my favorite pose is Savasana :o)

    I do love wine though! I learned tons by going to wineries and doing wine tastings. It's super fun, you get to try a bunch of different varieties at once, and you start to develop a palette. Perfect day date too!

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  7. I'm the same way with wine! I know what I like and what I don't like... but other than that, I usually just buy the second cheapest bottle :) Maybe one of these days I'll figure out which wine I should serve with my dinners...

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  8. I think you could totally be some, if not all of these things! I would love to learn more about wine too because I'm never good at pairings.

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  9. I think you could totally be a boss lady - we all have it in us!!!

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  10. yayyy half ironman!! how excitement!!
    i kinda feel the same with yoga - when i am doing it i really do love it, but lazy is such a big part of my life that making myself do it is hard. i love to run and strength training is important to me, so when i try and fit those 2 in plus yoga it all just gets too hard. i'm with you on the capsule wardrobe, i don't think i do capsule but i want to do something similar next year. and i am definitely not a fancy wine lady. or a fancy beer lady.

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  11. 1. I worry that there's a lot of pressure among yogis to eat, sleep, and breathe yoga. It's part of why I want to teach, and why I love Erin. I just want to help people know that your practice is *your* practice, and whether you do it once a day, once a week, or once a month, whether you love it or tolerate it, your practice is what you make it and there is no right or wrong way to be a yogi.
    2. I totally buy wine based on the name/label design and price. The last two bottles of red I bought were called The Velvet Devil and The Pinot Project and they were both under $15.
    3. Since I'm pretty sure patterned leggings don't fit into a capsule wardrobe, I think I have to admit I'll never have one either.
    4. You would be an awesome boss lady, I think. But not the kind of boss everyone hates. Which is the right kind of boss lady.
    5. !!!!!!!!! Yeaaaaaaah putting it on the blog makes it official! Now you just have to blog about the location of the Half Ironman and make THAT official too :)

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  12. You can totally be a boss lady in any aspect of life - the fact that you're training for a freaking Triathlon makes you a boss no matter what!
    My dad is SO into wine, and I think he dies a little when I bring over a bottle that's "just so cute!" (Though it makes ME die a little when he orders an $80+ bottle at dinner because I just can't fathom).
    Great and honest post, girl.

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  13. I am the only person in my department, but in all other aspects of my life I'm the Boss and boss. LOL. But otherwise I am none of these and won't be.

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  14. Ahhh I can relate! I don't think I will ever be a yogi as well, but would love to be able to do some of the poses once I get stronger.

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    1. It will make you stronger, that's for sure. I can't believe how much of a difference just the little bit I actually do has made in my running.

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  15. Great post idea! I can relate to most of them too! I really want to embrace yoga even more and I secretly wish I could be an Ironwoman... but I think the yoga is much more likely to happen!
    Dream big girl!!! You never know!!!

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    1. Haha some of these things are definitely more likely to happen for me to. Although you're right, you never know!

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  16. I support all of these... except for the clothing capsule. I encourage as many clothes as possible for ALLLLL! ;P

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  17. I have a strong desire to be a boss somewhere- lol, is that weird?!

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  18. I'm 100% with you on the yoga thing! Right now, I see yoga as something that supports my running, which means I'm not going to "devote myself to the practice" like a "real" yogi would. Which means accepting that until my priorities shift my runner's hamstrings will never let me do full splits.

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    1. Exactly. Somewhere I do have a desire to really devote myself to yoga, I just don't think that time has come yet because right now I'd rather focus on running and triathlon. But I think there will come a time when, for whatever reason, yoga will become at least as important as those things, if not replace them. I'm just not there yet.

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  19. I love this post!

    As much as I love wine I'll never be a wine connoisseur either - give me the $10 bottle of Moscato please. I love the idea behind capsule wardrobes too but I don't think I do laundry enough to make it happen hahaha

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