Work Out Catch Up 7/17/2011- 7/23/2011

Yoga and 3 miles.

It was great to run into A.M. who is currently going through training to become a yoga instructor. Stealing her words here:

"We practice a style of yoga called Vinyasa which literally means "to place in a special way". While there are many different styles of Hatha Yoga (which refers to the type of yoga which includes the movement of the body, or what we typically think of yoga as in the western world) Vinyasa focuses on the movement of the body in connection with the breath. This connection between the breath and the body brings us inside during our physical practice uniting our mind, body and spirit. It is a great workout and it simultaneously brings a sense of inner peace and calm."

Check out her blog here:  The Yoga and Surfing Adventures of a Wine Loving Foodie very happy she is fulfilling her dream and I cannot wait to take one of her classes.

Every yoga class has been better than the last and I cannot wait for the next one.

The run in the evening was so-so. Nothing to write about.


Six miles.

I did it. Furthest yet and I definitely struggled at the end. Just ask Slade Runner. Okay end and middle and a little at the start. It is *shocking* how much you notice a tiny change in grade when you are running. It is kind of a far drive to get up to where we run but the change in grade and company/motivation is worth it.

Lessons learned:
  • Do not eat the chia easy oatmeal before a 'longer' run. Peanut butter on toast works well. I now know what the stomach issues people talk about.
  • Start carrying a small bottle of water on a run. 
  • Head up, knees up, think light, think smooth.
My mileage was low this week and there is much room for improvement. 

Lets see how this coming week goes.

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