Back in November, I got an email from REI “Become an REI Advisor & Help Us Shape REI” Um, yes! You don’t have to ask me twice to give my input on outdoor gear, running, biking, community engagement and the idea of a REI coming to DC.
Well, tonight REI held their kickoff party for the development of the Uline Arena into a REI Flagship Store. I am beyond excited to have a REI just a few bike lanes away (although nervous about how much of a dent this will put in my wallet). Now, you are probably asking what does this have to do with Whole30 Day 27, I’m getting to that! One of the biggest perks, so far, of being part of the REI Advisors was an invite to the kick off party tonight at Bidwell at Union Market, with an open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, charcuterie and cheeses, damn. Not much to eat and lots of temptation for Whole30. It’s like the pictures of pastries in San Fran that Pat sent. That is just mean.
However, once the structure of Whole30 is over, I am going to have to figure out how to navigate brasseries and open bars with all of their temptations on a regular basis. We are working on making some “house rules” about how to manage real life after out reintroduction plan, but I am worried about transitioning back without letting the flood gates open. All I can say for now is that I promise no more dinners of beer and cookies!