we made it to Friday you made it to Friday; it’s my Monday. Funny how that works, isn’t it?! 😉
Anyway, I’ve had a pretty amazing week of workouts – a few runs, some strength sessions, some cross training and my yoga goal!
I (finally) decided to try one of the yoga classes at my gym this week. The times haven’t really been very convenient to my schedule and the ones that were, scared me for being called “Advanced Yoga.” Well, when it came down to it, I decided to give the advanced class a try. The description said it was “Hatha yoga” so I figured it wouldn’t be too bad and if it was, I do know how to modify poses to my level and therefore knew I could make it through.
The instructor asked who was new and I raised my hand. She asked if I was new to yoga or her class and I let her know I was new to her class and yoga at our gym location but not new to yoga. She gave a little speech about it being an advanced class and modify as we needed. This was not an Advanced class; I repeat, this was not an advanced class. For fear of sounding like a yoga snob, maybe this was advanced for “gym yoga” but after my 30 Day Yoga Challenge a couple years ago, this was nothing. I’m not going to hate on the instructor or the class because I did get a great stretch which my body needed, but I did learn to not be afraid of yoga classes at my gym…
I’m continuing with my training plan leading to my upcoming 10k and making sure to give my body what it needs, even if that means altering from the plan slightly. Rest is extremely important but some days my body is craving that rest in a semi-active form like Saturday’s yoga.
My runs have all been pretty rough lately. I’m not sure if that’s me breaking in my new running shoes, not enough stretching or a possible combination of the two. I should really get a foam roller so I can do some myofascial release while watching TV after dinner; I just don’t have the patience for it while I’m at the gym (and I’m usually getting kind of hungry).
I can’t wait to see how everyone else’s workouts have gone this week and how you’re staying motivated. Please don’t forget to spread the word, share and please please please join in the fun!
How were your workouts this week?
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There’s something really honest about how you describe your thought process which makes for an engaging experience for the reader.
As to this particular class, it just really underlines how yoga, and life for that matter, is all about perspective. Frame a simple experience of moving around on a sticky mat in one way and you feel confident, frame it in an alternate way and you feel unsettled. As we gain the ability to recognize how our perceptions are playing with our thoughts we reach acceptance and deeper understanding of self.
i need my yoga fix soon, and so does my body! ahh, thanks for the reminder.
Get it guuuurl! 😉
I’m so bad at yoga… lol!! I need to go to a class so that I know I’m doing it correctly, but I’m too chicken. Wanna go with me?? 😉
I hate that your runs have been tough. Maybe your legs need a couple days of rest?
YES! I will go to yoga with you!! Also, I found the more I did at home, the more confident I was going into class to at least knowing the basics. And when I went to my first class, the instructor was surprised it was my first one. 🙂
Killer workouts! I need to do some yoga. I can’t stand doing it, but I always feel so much better after.
I love it! I just need to remember to GO to more classes and not just do the same practice at home all the time…
Ew, what a snob! haha. But in all seriousness, you did have an awesome week of workouts girl 🙂 Some days runs are better than others.. it happens.. unfortunately 🙁
Have a great weekend xo
Thanks girl! I hope you had a great weekend!
Wow–looks like you got in some amazing workouts this week. Nice work! I feel that I did, too, which is nice because last week I wasn’t feeling like my workouts were all that great. Yay for coming back strong! 🙂
Yay!! I’m a believer that we must have some not-so-great workouts so that we can really appreciate the good ones. 🙂
geez you yoga snob. 😉 Nice work this week!
HA! Thanks girl! 😉