5 Steps to Prepare for the Indy 500

Race fans, it’s that exciting time of year again! The big day is swiftly approaching, Sunday May 24th, and it’s time to get your plan on. If you haven’t already, you should start taking action on the following.

  1. Picking Your Location at the Track

The track is huge, and you have a lot of options when it comes to location. If you are interested in watching the race, the stands are the best place to be to hear the loud engines and watch all the crashes. Your ticket in the stands also allows to walk into the infield if you so choose.

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The Ultimate Indy Mother’s Day Gift Guide

If you’re anything like me, you love your mother dearly, but are continually late to the party when it comes to getting Mother’s Day gifts. You’re distracted by this beautiful weather and the day creeps up on you year after year.

Luckily for you, Indy has an abundance of local gift options just minutes from your front door. And I’m here to present to you The Ultimate Indy Mother’s Day Gift Guide:

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“You Do You Yoga” will Make You a Believer

“I always knew hell would be hot, but I guess I didn’t expect I’d be holding down dog.” This was the thought running through my head in February of 2011. I was living in New York City, and rather than joining an expensive gym, I would buy Groupons for work out studios, attend one or two classes, and never return. One such Groupon was for a yoga class. One overcrowded room and several uppity and unapproachable yogis later, I walked home, shivering in the New York winter air, sweat frozen on my clothes, and fully convinced I would never again take a yoga class.

Fast forward to January 2015 in Indianapolis. I had been running, playing on a soccer league, and attending boxing classes, and thought I could benefit from a low-key once-a-week donation yoga class to stretch out my muscles. I started looking for a place to do drop-in yoga once a week; not have to belong- just be an anonymous face in a crowded class to stretch at the end of the week. I chose the wrong place, and I’m so happy I did. 

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Free Never Sounded so Good until the Virginia Ave Folk Fest

To say the Virginia Avenue Folk Fest on May 9th is “folking up Indy” could quite possibly be an understatement. The first (and hopefully annual) festival will host 12 straight hours of live music on nine different stages from 70 different musical acts all on Virginia Avenue in Fountain Square. And if great local beer, local music, and local arts weren’t enticing enough, it’s all for a good cause with proceeds of the event being donated to Trusted Mentors, a local non-profit.

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Spice Up Your Cinco De Mayo With Carniceria Guanajuato

I’ve been through a lot of Cinco de Mayos, good and bad (the worst probably includes throwing up and passing out on my aunt and uncle’s bathroom floor after far too many homemade margaritas, we’ve all been there), however, I always try to treat this holiday with the reverence it deserves. Basically, waiting hours in line for margs, chips & salsa and some sort of pork burrito. If you are looking to spice up your Cinco de Mayo this year, I highly suggest making the trek out by Lafayette Square Mall to the restaurante in Carnicieria Guanajuato.

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