This past weekend my knee was feeling better and I wanted to get a sweat on. Luckily one of my running groups contacted me and invited me to go on a trail run, followed by yoga. Not ready to test the knee on a run, I skipped it and met them for yoga. Hence began my super masculine-opposite experience.
This particular practice took place at the local Lululemon shop. If you’re not familiar, this store is a yoga-athletic one that primarily caters to the female of the species. So I know ladies, you’d think that yoga + Lululemon = would cause enough squealing, but it gets better.
A man’s child pose.
First off, it was free! Second off, the instructor was really good. I very much enjoyed the practice – challenging, different, sweaty, soreness causing, and thought provoking. I even got two compliments about my deep breaths – something I really try to focus on!
But get this, when we were in our eyes-closed corpse pose at the end of practice, somebody went around and put a little heart shaped dark chocolate piece on each of our yoga mats.
Then get this, they had gone and got Starbucks and blueberry scones for everybody. I’ve never had a cup of coffee in my life, but ever since I visited Scotland for the first time, I’ve had a definite taste for scones!
Cat, Cow, whichever.
And finally, they told us that everyone in the class could either choose one free panty or boxer-brief (man panty). This prompted many cheers from the ladies. I was excited too (spoiler alert, I chose the boxer-brief). There were only a handful of us dudes in there, but we weren’t about to say “No” to a free pair of athletic undies. Them bad boys are $40 a pop!
So there it was: Free Yoga + Lululemon + Chocolate + Starbucks + Scones + Free Undies = Not something dudes typically do on a Sunday, but I don’t care. Life’s what you make of it, right?
Afterwards, I chatted with my friends who were there, and sent out a playful tweet – joking that they had to collect my man card at the door. Well, the Lululemon half marathon – SeaWheeze – picked up on my tweet and replied with this…
This counts as a legal document, right?
All in all it was a pretty successful morning. And my man card is still in my possession!
How bout you? Ever get free underwear? How do you like your yoga practice? What could’ve made this experience even more masculine opposite?