Geez, it's been hard for me to wake up my brain after Thanksgiving weekend! I spent the entire time catching up on reading (books and internet) and generally stepping completely out of my routine. I consciously avoided shopping, though I did score a pair of winter/fall boots I really needed. A girl can't wear mules through a Montana winter!
My dudes got through their Thanksgiving race with flying colors. How about you?
Resolution Rebellion running plan, week 3
If you're still running to prep for a New Year's race, then take this post-holiday week to do the same as last week. Three workouts of 5 minutes warmup, 20 minutes intervals and a 5-minute cool down. Just make sure you're switching up your intervals so your can keep your body guessing.
I got out for a long ride Sunday night with Hot Husband, which was great . . . until the sun went down faster than I anticipated. I was reminded of how much I hate riding in the dark, feeling invisible, squinting against oncoming headlights and praying that the cars behind me could see me.
I really needed a drink when I got home.
The drink helped with creaky old muscles, too. I followed a friend's recommendation and started taking classes at a local studio. So much for thinking I was in shape. I don't think I've ever been so consistently sore in my life. After the first class, I could hardly get my shirt over my head. Crazy, but good.
What I love about yoga is the awareness it offers to every little part of my body. On the ride home from the first class, I could feel everything from the tips of my toes to my forehead, all alive and tingling. Engaged. Lit up. Love that.
Also grooving on yoga's simplicity. A room. A mat. Me.
Yes, it's Tuesday night, but it's not too late to write it down.
- Looking for openings. Ah-hahs. Connections that were there though I didn't know it.
- Rising to meet courage. Mostly in the little things that trap my momentum to the couch. And in choosing a path with curiosity even though it might not be THE path.
- Trusting instead of hoping. I've been seeing how often I start a project, then wait for the world to respond, crossing my fingers that I'll be found worthy. 'Nuff of that.
Earlier tips on running a 5k/10k here and here.
Resolution Rebellion here.