Back to Basics - Renewing Your Practice

Hello all! It's been a minute! Life has been steering me in all sorts of directions and unfortunately has left me with less time to write and keep the blog moving right along.

In addition to life steering me away from my writing, I have also been struggling over the last couple of months (okay, year) keeping yoga in my weekly practice.  Since I started running consistently over the past year I've really neglected my yoga practice which has left me feeling a little lost when it comes to exercise.  Running is my cardio and I do cross train at the gym, but with all this stress I should really be focused on bringing the yin back into my schedule.

Last night I walked from my house to Riverfront Promenade to practice a little.  I'm still slowly recovering from a small injury in my knee so I was mindful to my body when doing poses I hadn't done since I went to the muscle therapist.

After talking to my friends at run club about my knee pain, many of them recommended that I go …

🎃 Fall Festivities 🌽

It's finally to starting to feel like fall here in New Jersey, so my friends and I decided to go out to the corn maze at Stony Hill Farms in Chester, NJ. 🌽

Several of them went the year before and took about 2 hours to escape the maze! I wasn't sure how long it was going to take us, but we definitely had fun along the way!

We first started out taking only right turns thru the maze and it seemed to get us pretty far...pretty far until we ended up at the entrance to the maze again! I wouldn't say we gave up, but we gave in and really used the map to get us out of there!

Our entry price also included a hay ride, so my friend and I took a ride down to the pumpkin patch in search for the perfect pumpkins! 🎃

Flannel: Similar | Jeans: Old Navy | Boots: Timberland (Similar) | Hat: Similar
We've had quite a warm fall so it's been nice finally getting to do some seasonal activities.  It was even humid while we were out last weekend, but thankfully I enjoy dressing in layer…

DC Quickie

I hadn't been down in "The District" since 2013, so visiting a friend who lives outside of the city in Maryland was a nice little change of pace.

I use to date a guy at the beginning of college who lived in Alexandria, so taking the bus to DC's Chinatown was a regular occurrence. Being back in the city definitely brought a lot of memories rushing back but I was also there making some new ones with some old friends.

My friend Mandy from high school lives in Maryland now about a 25 minute metro ride from the center of DC.  I had been wanting to visit for a while and it just so worked out that we were both available the weekend I wanted to visit.

I wasn't sure if we were going to get any city time but we decided to venture out on Saturday to visit The National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Art.

We went to the National Portrait Gallery first.  They had a couple of different cool exhibitions on view.  I was most excited to see the Marlene Dietrich exhib…