Ever since I gave birth to M.T. or maybe turned 30, I have been turning into a wookiee. Seriously – I used to be able to go a week between shaving my armpits and now within a day, it’s ‘Trouble with Tribbles’ under there. What the hell?
Well, this post sure got off to a wonderful start. FML…
Prior to my realization of my needing to exchange my razor for a machete in the shower, today marked my longest run so far since having a healed foot: 5 miles. I hope you were sitting down for that number.
Being forced to start over from scratch with running has been a very humbling experience and also, one that I’m now realizing that I’m very fortunate to have had. I’m having to repeat being a beginner runner, only this round I’m armed with prior knowledge and experience and I’m able to use all of that in my current training and it’s been really awesome so far because: I’ve had zero knee pain. No sore lower back. No shin or arch issues, nada. Yoga and cross training with RPM has played a huge part of that. Speaking of yoga…
After returning from my five mile trail run this morning (no pooping in the woods today – woohoo!) I put M.T. down for a nap and logged into GaiamTV for Gwen Lawrence’s Yoga For Runners.
Even though her voice doesn’t resonate with me the same way
the penis’ Rodney Yee’s or Jackie Mills’ does, I really like her Fit Body Yoga. Yoga For Runners, not so much.
Complaint #1: I would like to be told that I need a block and a strap before I move into the pose. Not while I’m in it.
Complaint #2: I need some kind of music going on in the background. Gwen’s voice by itself actually puts me on edge.
Now mind you, her workout was amazing. She got everything from feet to those super hard to stretch IT bands, but part of the time I found my mind wandering to ways I could kick her in the crotch. I’m still totally doing this workout once a week from now on, it just might require a pre-yoga Xanax.
Though how amazing would that be? Right??
Post yoga lunch was a green salad with cucumbers (pitta-balancing) and red bell pepper (not so balancing but I only used a little) topped with some leftover cooked barley soup (drained the broth out) and topped with vinaigrette. The combination of cooked and fresh was interesting and delicious and I am definitely going to be repeating this salad again!
So now your turn! Have you ever found a workout where you really didn’t care for the instructor but really liked the workout? What was it?