Goodbye Ordinary

Archive for July 2013

Yesterday was our second day running in the woods with my new shoes :P.

Today is definitely going to be a yoga only day because the running has caught up to me finally and my calves are sore.

Last night’s “run” was intense. It was Week 2 Day 3 of couch to 5k. We are testing out all of the “trainers” to see who we like best. Wednesday was Johnny Dead, last night was the Sergeant. Anyway, since Wednesday we tried to find the lower trail (that kind of loops around the woods) and we couldn’t, and the monster had trouble going through the higher weeds, we decided to just go back the way we came… which had been downhill.

The Monster on the trail

The Monster on the trail

Bad idea. We missed an entire “jog” cue because it was on the steepest part of the hill and just hiking up it I thought my lungs were going to explode. Eeek. Not doing that route again.

Our total (for the app) was 1.99 miles in 31 minutes, but we weren’t quite home yet when it finished so we went just over 2 miles. So going into week 3 we are sitting at 11.7 miles with the app. Not too shabby, especially considering there have been a few days we’ve done extra, and then multiple walks without the app. So yay for getting up and out!

Last night before bed I did a little yoga to stretch out those calves, Achilles, and hammys. Then of course I felt like doing some back bends and even some push ups too! It was just a jumble of “oooh this feels good” “mmmm now this part feels neglected”… but it was nice.

Tonight I’m planning to do yin as recovery.

I’m SO missing the studio. Kath, come homeeee!

Brin

Man, I’m awful at this sporadic posting thing.

I have such an “all or nothing” personality and I really need to work on that. When I’m excited about something I’m all in. Then something happens and I fail and it is SO hard for me to get back on the ball. Which is actually really funny because in many other aspects of my life, I’m hella flexible & love the change.

Exercise and blogging though? I need help. I’m too rigid and I end up suffering because of it.

No more.

I made it 94 consecutive days (minus one) of yoga. Mainly The Ultimate Yogi, but a few days just Suns or some random flow that I made up as I went along. I also subbed some of the hour practices for Travis’s Short and Sweets.

I lost my streak and am happy to report that aside from my weekend in Mexico, I’ve still been doing yoga (of some sort) most days and finished 108 “days of yoga”.

Now for the new commitment.

It’s almost my birthday. I’ll be 24 this year. I’ve decided that I’m going to make this year all about getting healthy and “fit”. I want to be more active than ever (which sadly, won’t take too much, I’ve been a sloth for yearsss). I want to keep up with the kids instead of just being tired and cranky.

So here’s what I propose for myself:

1. I’m going to do a local trail run challenge in October. I bought amazing trail running shoes yesterday and my 5yo and I are going to train for it. We’ve started the “couch to 5k” program, via the app, and are on week two.

Inov8 Trailroc236

Inov8 Trailroc236

Used a babyleg as an armband to hold my phone: best idea ever!

Used a babyleg as an armband to hold my phone: best idea ever!

2. Yoga Warrior 365 with Rudy Mettia is releasing soon. I’m going to buy it and try it out. I’m going into it knowing that I will NOT be doing the hour long dvd EVERY day. But I’m going to use it on some sort of a schedule.

3. The Ultimate Yogi with Travis Eliot. I love Travis. I love the UY program. I’m not ready to give him/it up completely, so i’ll be working practice from UY into the YW program too.

**There is an AWESOME group of people I’ve met through the UY program on Facebook, who is also intending to do a collaboration of UY108 and YW365. They call it the “Ultimate Yogi Warrior”. So if I abbreviate UYW, that’s what I’m referring to.

4. Main Street Yoga. I’ve found that though I love my home practice, I absolutely NEED at least one class a week with my yogini clan at MSY. They revitalize me and keep me excited and help me on my journey.

I intend to continue my blog about life and my (mainly yoga) journey to fitness. Hopefully by this time next year, I’ll be in tip-top shape. 🙂

I also want to make use of my grama’s garden and get back on the juicing kick. I miss my spinach apple juice!

I’ve missed y’all, hope I’ve been missed too!

Brin


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