Hello friends, I hope you are all doing well. Pedro and I (and Rudie) drove up to Canada a couple of weeks ago, and have been enjoying spending time with our friends + family, and visiting all our old stomping grounds. There's been lots of good food, lots of good times, lots of yoga, and so much love (that my heart could burst).
A couple weekends ago, my friend Leandra and I (along with a slew of other Toronto yogis), braved the cold + wet weather to participate in the world's kindest triathlon. Wanderlust 108 is a mindful triathlon - a 5K + yoga sesh + meditation.
About halfway through the 5K, it started POURING rain (which we expected), and the puddles in my shoes sort of slowed me down. Eventually I ran back through that Wanderlust gate and it felt OH SO GOOD.
There were some issues with planning and organization (we actually ended up running 5+ miles, not 5 kilometers), and the festival got a little rained out (a lot of people seemed to leave after the run), but we stayed, and made the best of it! We joined in on the shortened yoga + meditation practice, and moved with some 50+ weather warriors who stuck it out and danced in the mud.
All was not lost, we found shelter under the vendor tents, and picked up some awesome yoga wear. I grabbed some Buddha Pants, and seriously guys, it was the best decision I've ever made. They are a dream. I already ordered more, because I know I am going to live in them. Begone constricting leggings, hello (organic, naturally-dyed, American-made) free-flowing harem pants.
I also managed to snag a couple Inner Fire tanks with fun sayings on them (like Shake Your Asana, haha), and I was super happy to be able to support the Vancouver-based brand.
I didn't take too many photos, because, well, it was pouring, and I didn't want to break my phone/camera. Despite the inclement weather, we had fun. Here's hoping next year I make it to Wanderlust proper and get to experience the full festival.