On Your Mat, Get Set, Flow: Wanderlust 108 Dallas

Photo by Arik Cardenas for Wanderlust Festival

Photo by Arik Cardenas for Wanderlust Festival

They say that your vibe attracts your tribe and I would have to say after this past weekend I definitely agree. On April 15, 2018 in Dallas hundreds of people who mostly did not know one another joined together for a mindful triathlon. The energy was AMAZING and I was grateful enough to be able to share this moment with one of my closest friends, Editor-In-Chief of CNK Daily Channing Beumer who was just as geeked as myself because duh: adidas.

Photo by Arik Cardenas for Wanderlust Festival

Photo by Arik Cardenas for Wanderlust Festival

I have spent the past three years really focusing on mindfulness and conquering my thoughts, and although I am not where I want to be, I am growing stronger each and every day. My yoga practice and especially my meditation practice is something that I hold really close to my heart which is why this mindful triathlon is something that I have consistently looked forward to these last three years. But, I have to be honest and tell you guys that running is not my thing. With temperatures in the low 40’s and the wind blowing at a disrespectful rate, I was not looking forward to it at all.

Photo by Arik Cardenas for Wanderlust Festival

Photo by Arik Cardenas for Wanderlust Festival

The Run

The morning starts with a 5k led by a dynamic adidas x wanderlust run leader who walks you through a stretch routine before the race begins. Unlike other races this run seems to be more about completing something, focusing on the challenge at hand, and doing it at your pace and on your terms. There was no timers and race results were not published, which makes it more about you and less about competing with others.

The Yoga

Location is everything. Much like my past experiences, the universe was in my favor and due to the wind blowing away a good number of the mats that were laid out prior to the race, I had a perfect location. Yoga was led by Chelsey Korus who really challenged each participant to activate their hearts and mind in order to create a deeper connection not only with themselves, but with everyone around them as well. There were so many flows that encouraged activation with those around you which really took the experience to another level.

My Main Takeaways

  1. This week, I will not succumb to feelings. I will walk in freedom and know, through faith, that I am forgiven and fulfilled.
  2. Refuse, today, to pour from an empty place.
  3. It is not my job to maintain the expectations of others.
  4. The things that weigh me down were never mine to carry so, I let it go.

These words, these mantras, will ground me this week and have been added to my vision board. They literally spoke to my soul and were the much needed confirmation on some life changing decisions that I have been praying on lately. You see I asked God to reveal to me that my journey has not been in vain, that I am moving in the right direction. In just seventy five minutes, Chelsey was able to bring out things in me that I have been battling with for the last couple of years. With all things, it is important to not only take in the moment, but also make sure that you have a tangible plan on how to stay in that flow. Forever grateful.

The Meditation

I have to be honest and say that this is what I was most looking forward to and this was probably one of the more disappointing parts for me. I had my heart set on connecting with Noah Levine because the work that he does and the levels he can help you achieve in just one session with him are intense. But, due to unforeseen circumstances, he was unable to attend. You could tell that the crowd was disappointed but his replacement definitely stepped in and gave it her all.

Kula Market

If at any time you feel like you need a break from it all or you can head to Kula Market, which is where the adidas wanderlust shop was located. It was packed from the entire day with people making last minute purchases, buying new shoes, and checking out all of the products that adidas has to offer. Food trucks, tarot cards, essential oils, aerial yoga, acroyoga, hula hooping, and bodyworking were available throughout the day. Treats from Hoist, Flow, Ford, and Dr. Kombucha were available for sampling. I mean who doesn’t like to be introduced to some new things.

The Gear

I was super excited to be able to rock some of the pieces from the exclusive Wanderlust collection in partnership with adidas thanks to Six:02. There is not a piece in this collection that you would not swoon over and pairing them with the adidas pure boost x in gray had your girl all kinds of Wanderlust ready! Added my most favorite crystal choice (amethyst) from Karma Bliss and my look was complete. Shop the collection and my outfit below.

I needed Wanderlust, you need Wanderlust. So you can check here and figure out when you can get some Wanderlust in your life! Have you ever experienced a mindful triathlon? After reading this does it make you want to?


Please Note:  This post is sponsored. All comments about this events are my own and I have and will always remain transparent about my opinions. I will not endorse any events that I would not attend on my healthy living lifestyle journey

All Images by Arik Cardenas for Wanderlust Festival