January 22, 2017

Sunday Sweats 3

Currently Training For: 
Disney Princess Half-Marathon, February 26
DC Rock 'n' Roll Half-Marathon, March 11

Monday: #yogarevolution Day 16 (34:00)
I was supposed to have the day off for MLK but had so much work to do that I ended up working the whole day. I was feeling pretty sick on my stomach for most of the day but I snuck in this practice. It didn't do much to make me feel better but I still got it in. It was a relatively easy practice which I was grateful for.

Tuesday: #yogarevolution Day 17 (32:00)
I stayed home sick on Tuesday after waking up not feeling any better from Monday. The theme for today's practice was "Practice Stillness" and I thought I would be able to get through it even though I was under the weather. Boy, was I wrong! The first 10 minutes of the practice, we were literally just sitting in sukhasana (cross-legged). My back was bothering me and I was so uncomfortable. Half way through a modified Warrior pose, I gave up. I was getting really overheated and I just didn't feel right. Then I felt bad for giving up so I turned the video back on and suffered through the end of the practice. I got it done but I would really like to repeat this video when I'm in a better frame of mind.

Wednesday: #yogrevolution Day 18 (27:00)
A balancing practice that I struggled with although I definitely feel like my balance is getting better. As a runner, this is my biggest, most important takeaway from yoga, the strength I get from balance. I know that I need to keep working on balance in order to be a better, stronger runner, and this was a good reminder of that.

Thursday: #yogarevolution Day 19 (36:00)
I was in a rush today and dreaded that this was one of the longer practices of this challenge but I was able to stay focused and get it in.

Friday: #yogarevolution Day 20 (30:00)
I couldn't stand watching the Inauguration coverage so I hid in a room in my mom's house with no TV to take my mind off of things and practice. This one was good and juicy.

Saturday: Women's March on Washington

After going to bed at 2 am and waking up at the time I needed to leave to make a train back to DC, I was exhausted. I probably walked about 5-6 miles during the Women's March (which was an incredible experience, more on that later!) and then biked a little over a mile before getting home, going to bed at 9 pm and sleeping for 12 hours straight. No yoga today but I was fine with it.

Sunday: #yogarevolution Days 21 and 22 
I practiced twice today to make up for missing yesterday's practice. The first practice was somewhat challenging and the second was a beautiful, restorative hip opening practice that I'll save for after my long runs. It felt good to get in almost a full hour of yoga today and I'm almost grateful that I skipped yesterday and got to practice for that long today.

Another yoga-filled week that kept me balanced and positive through an otherwise difficult week. My knee feels much, much better and the only pain I still have is when I'm practicing yoga and on all fours. I haven't tried running on it yet as I wanted to give the full two weeks per doctor's orders. I thought about running today, but as Sundays are typically my rest days, I'm giving myself one more day and heading out for some miles tomorrow.

Total Miles Run: 0
Total Minutes of Yoga: 215

How did your week go?
Do you practice yoga? What's your favorite pose?

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