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Workouts, women and shoes and come have breakfast with us

The shoe thing

So, when you live in trainers/sneakers you begin to develop an eye for other people’s footwear and this very thing happened today.

My Body Pump instructor was wearing a lovely pair of pink sneakers that I was admiring during set up and I was so in admiration that I felt compelled to comment upon their beauty.

Here are said items:


Aren’t they the bomb?! And they are from Baltimore’s very own Charm City 🙂

We all began to coo and fuss over the lovely things that adorned Bonnie’s feet and an earnest conversation about workout footwear suitability, colour and bounce ensued.

It tickled me muchly because in any state or form, women will certainly admire each others’ shoes.

And, as Bonnie rightly declared, “We live in these things – we gotta like them!”

Mean face

I am very smiley, as we have discovered, in my workouts. But today I added weight to my clean and press and that addition of weight meant that I had to put in more effort, which in turn meant that I had to pull a face. I was not aware that I was pulling a face, but that I was, and apparently it was my ‘mean face’ (thank God it was my ‘mean face’…. 🙂 )

So when I am lifting I pull a mean face. I am going to try smiling beautifully next time, but I am not sure I will pull it off.

clean and press

clean and press

Anyhow, the upside is that I lifted well today and, boy, those abs got a seeing to.

Woop woop! 🙂

Blog breakfast in Baltimore
This blog is hosted by these wonderful folks at the  Baltimore Post-Examiner, and this Saturday morning I’m having a blog breakfast with them in Baltimore at the Daily Grind in Fells Point at 10 a.m.  Readers who read the blogs are invited and get to meet us and we get to talk blog-tastic things. I will be coming from taking Zumba class, so I will be v sweaty, but I guess that’s appropriate, because readers might not recognize me with my clothes on – I mean my regular clothes on…. 😉

About the author

Claire Bolden

Claire Bolden McGill is a British expat who lived in Maryland for three years and moved back to the UK in August 2015. Claire wrote about her life as a British expat on the East Coast and now works in travel and hospitality PR in the UK. She still finds time to blog about her repatriation and the reverse culture shock that ensued - and she still hasn't finished that novel, but she's working on it. You can contact Claire via twitter on @clairebmcgill or via her blog From America to England. Contact the author.

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