Monday, March 02, 2009

Snow day yoga

D.C. got dumped with a late winter snow storm Sunday into Monday and lucky me I got a two-hour delay this morning. Those extra two hours of sleep were the perfect way to start a Monday morning. I felt more energized at work than I had in weeks. Score one for extra sleep.

Unfortunately, the snow meant I couldn't get out for a run to test out my knee and there was no way I was walking in the frigid temps to the gym when I got home from work to use the dreadmill. So instead, I decided I would chill out with some yoga.

I busted out my yoga mat, threw my favorite yoga CD into my computer, turned off the lights in my room and went to town. One of the perks of being a yoga instructor is the ability to decide to host an impromptu class, with myself as the only participant. I did a normal hour long classes, working through a bunch of my favorite poses and working on some of my favorite stretches. I felt awesome afterward and was so glad I got some exercise in.

I had a really awesome weekend, hanging out with a bunch of friends I hadn't seen in a while and going to see Confessions of a Shopaholic on Saturday with some of the girls. It was such a cute movie. I highly recommend it if you're in the mood for a good chick flick. We stopped at Borders after the movie where I picked up The Complete Book of Running for Women. I was in the mood for a good running read. I haven't started it yet, but I'll write a review when I get through it.

The MBBC is underway and I'm doing an OK job earning points. I'm not expecting to win, but hoping to use the challenge as a way to motivate myself to get some good cross-training in as I work on getting over my knee issues.

9 comments:

Marathon Maritza said...

I really really need to start going to yoga class again...all that stretching you're talking about sounds sooo nice for my running muscles! Great job getting in a workout despite the weahter.

I loved Shopaholic too...was there a pair of shoes you DIDN'T like in that movie? I wanted them all.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

I wish I knew enough to do yoga on my own - I have to follow a dvd

Amber said...

I totally wish I knew enough to do yoga on my own. That sounds great!

Wes said...

Amazing what a little extra snooze time will do :-)

Jonathan Rubin said...

I believe that reading about your Yoga will provide me with some sort of benefit, osmosis-style.... Keep it up :)

aron said...

ohhhh i wish i could get into yoga!!! great job making the most out of the weather and having an impromptu class :)

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

All the yoga in the world isn't gonna fix that freaky second toe you've got there, sister.

I'm just sayin'.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. My foot is probably the least offensive graphic on it, btw.

X-Country2 said...

I'd love to have a personal yoga class. Great job making a snowday productive.

lindsay said...

i wish i was a yoga expert so i could make my own workouts up! (and more importantly, know what the heck i was doing) :) hope you've been able to get out for a run, and that the knee is doing better of course!

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