Ok I’m behind. Oh well. Life happened. Life and a trip to NYC and the Olympics. They had me up late for 2 weeks straight (honestly, don’t they know 11:30+ is too late for us East coasters??). This lady needs more sleep or my energy is zapped real fast.
Wouldn’t change a thing. I adore the Olympics, enjoyed everything I watched and ignoring the too-little sleep for a sec, my body enjoyed the break.
• Yoga, back/hips/balances, 1:00:00
After a bus trip up to NYC and a few days of out-of-town fun, this yoga session is just what I needed. Focused on hips and lower back, then worked on some leg balances and inversions – attempted tripod for the first time. I’m still on the wall to start my headstands, but today felt solid. Added some arm balances at the end just for fun!
• Yoga, warm up and balance work, 35:00
Warm up flow, then the strength work (below), and finished up with more inversion work. Core humility today!! I’ve been working on head/hand stands against the wall – no kick ups, keeping it smooth, but still needing the wall to get up and find stability. Today I *attempted* to lift up with less wall support. Holy smokes the core strength! Definitely have work to do – and lots more planks.
• Low-impact full-body rep workout, 25:00
• Kettle bell squat swings x50
• Side plank w/ dumbbell extension x25 each side
• Mountain climbers x50 (both sides=1 rep)
• Squat + press x50
• Band X wrap hip opener x 50
• Pushup + dumbbell row x25
• Russian twists x50 (both sides=1 rep)
• Band bridge lifts x25
= 350 reps
• Yoga, back bend extravaganza, 1:00:00
Playing serious catch up on the IG yoga challenge. I should have looked up the poses first, because I pushed myself hard in backbend work during my own practice… and then had to photograph several bendy poses. My lower back was extremely sore for almost three full days!
• Yoga, headstand (!), 1:00:00
Lots of balance work after a nice and smooth warm-up. The IG challenge this month had headstand variations three days in a row. I spent a long time working upside down before turning on the camera and was really discouraged. Maybe I was too worried or distracted because once the camera was on my focus sharpened and I felt much better in the pose. Still have a loooong way to go but it’s the little victories.
• 4 miles, 41:15 (10:18 pace)
I planned to do hill repeats, but once I started the WU I just felt like running fast. My “comfortable jog” speed felt too slow, so maybe the sprint and hill intervals are starting to pay off. Miles 1 and 4 were jogs, miles 2 and 3 were the sprint intervals.
Just a long run planned this weekend. At least 7 but it would be awesome to hit 8. It also looks like decent, slightly warmer, weather so maybe I’ll take the run outside! Wouldn’t that be nice.