Pre-workout eats: PB&J oats
Workout: 2.2-mile walk with Denali and 60-minute Vinyasa Flow class
10 days of yoga …
I've tested my body with yogic squats and one-legged chaturangas.
My mind, which is so used to leaving problems behind when out for a run, has been forced to confront things in savasana.
It’s been an experience far more than I ever anticipated, opening a new door of wellness - both physical and mental.
And, after a fantastic New Year’s class, I was anxious to see what lies beyond that door … but I knew it wasn’t as simple as telling Mark, “I love yoga and want to go all the time.” There were things to consider - like how long I can physically practice yoga; the cost (twice of what a gym runs); and whether I really wanted it, as opposed to a stationary bike or gym membership. And then there’s running – how much did I want to run, if at all.
The last question was easy to answer. Of course, I wanted to run – just not 20 miles a week. As far as the gym, there’s not much there that I couldn’t do at home. How long I’ll be able to do it is anyone’s guess but I have a good two or three months before I get BIG.
So the money … Mark, my forever-awesome husband, said if it’s something that works for me, we’ll work it out.
And it works for me – the social aspect, having a schedule (it reminds me of training for a race!),the sense of nurturing I feel and the pace suits tired ole me just fine.
I’ll be incorporating yoga three to four times a week and running three times a week, hopefully at least 10 miles (for the week – not at a time).
Have you ever tried yoga? What’s your fave class?