But anyhow, since May 1 I have gone to Vinyasa yoga at the Y every Tuesday night. As loathe as I am to give up one of my running evenings to yoga, it is becoming more and more apparent to me how important cross training is to my run game. When I am doing yoga I feel better all around. I become more aware of my posture, am less tense, more flexible, and feel stronger and more toned.
Last night, our instructor mixed things up a bit with some poses that we had not done in a long time and with some new flow sequences. A few of my favorites:
|Inclined Plane. Super challenging to keep your hips up.|
|Intense Bound Side Angle - which I actually managed to bind!|
|King Dancer. I think I managed to get to this point...|
but of course I'm probably wrong.
|Tree pose. Just an old favorite.|
By the end of class I was so tired that I pretty much fell asleep in savasana. I did not want to move. That means it was a good class.
And then I undid all of that good work by eating a Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich for dinner. At least I got a baked potato instead of fries as a side. And water instead of Coke! That took a lot of will power.
But then we got some bad news on the homefront, so I ate a piece of cake. A big piece of cake with a lot of icing.
Oh well. Back to run tonight... and there is no more cake, so it will be more difficult to sabotage myself.