Monday, March 29, 2010

Monday Funday!

I've probably blogged about this before, but I love Monday's. For real. I like the fresh start, the new goals for the week, going back to a 'routine'. I like a little structure and Monday provides me with just enough. I may also be a little nuts, considering the workload I have, but whatevs!

I'm officially done with skiing! Last weekend was my last run up to VT and although this weekend would have been perfect for one last hurrah, I'm glad I stayed home! I had an awesome, fun and most important - injury free season. Yay!! So goodbye Ludlow VT, see you next season!!

Ran 6 miles in the trail yesterday with 2 old friends. Not super fast, but for my first 6 in awhile I'm ok with it. The rest of the week is unplanned due to the crappy weather, so I'll probably stick with the gym - yoga and cardio until the weather breaks for some outside runs. This weekend is supposed to be in the 70's which is perfect for my first bike of the season. Not sure of the distance yet, maybe 20 or 25.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"Is this your first class?"

I think the worst statement an aspiring yogi ever wants to hear is probably "is this your first class".

True story - I'm at the gym on Tue at 10am, which is when all the Housewives of Babylon come out to play. Don't get me wrong, a lot of these women really work, but then there are the posers who hang by the clothing or the cafe, chat with their friends, gossip and make fun of's a strange time.

So I go to class and I'm clearly the youngest, which is fine, but then I'm starting to see that this teacher is a little confused - getting her lefts and rights mixed up. Clearly not with it. So I'm in some down dog with leg up and over pose and instead of gently correcting me, she sort of yells "First class?". Uggh. I replied then managed to almost fall, total class #fail. It was not my best moment on the mat. Humbling, yes, best, no.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

1st Day Light Savings Run!!

Now that I'm back to normal from my "lost hour" funk, and since the weather finally cleared, I ran my first evening run! Yahoo! I threw on shorts (shorts!!!!) my iPod and my Garmin and off I went. Nothing to report other than I ran, kept it in the 9's and just enjoyed being outside!

Oh and little hot picture action...taken right before I ran...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Day Light Savings is Not My Friend!

Ok, before I start my post (err, rant) I want everyone to know that I LOVE the extra hour of daylight, it makes me giddy a little, but those first few days....BRUTAL. I feel like a truck hit me! It's so crazy that one little hour could put my system into such a tizzy. Every year I prepare by making sure I drink extra water and go to bed early (seriously) and every year I end up feeling like shit the day after the switch. Ugg! This may end up being a nap-in-the-car-during-lunch kind of day. Anyone else have this kind of reaction?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Need to Run!!

I really need to run, like bad. The weather here has been amazing, but I've been so crazy that I have not been able to enjoy much of it. This past weekend I was up skiing, yesterday I had work then the doc then dance and tonight is just as busy! Ahh! I'll have to get up and out before work tomorrow, which I'm all about these days.

My back is still bugging me, although it was fine this weekend when skiing, I'm starting to think that sitting at a desk all day long is part of the reason why I'm not healing. The chiro is still the chiro - I don't love it, but I'm getting used to it. Not sure I'll continue on past this month though. I will say that I noticed a difference in my skiing, almost like I was standing taller....he said that would happen...I just wish he wasn't so outside of my budget!

I'm hoping it doesn't rain this weekend as I have a few options for some local races, a 15k that is crazy hilly, a 10 mile tune up and maybe just a run with my club. I haven't ran more than 6 miles, so to the 10 mile run may be a bit ambitious...I'll be happy with 5 miles!

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Ok, so this back thing really sucks. I'm 5 sessions in with the chiropractor and I'm not feeling better, I get the whole it might get worse before it gets better line, but I'm ready for some healing!! We narrowed the pain down to the T4 and T5 section, which he said is the hardest to heal because it's an area that is always moving (or something like that), which I believe, the weirdest movements cause me pain, like slightly bending over to brush my teeth....I'm guessing that I'm going to have perfect posture by the time this is all over! I'm just hoping that the time and money is worth it, because it's taking up a big chunk of both!

Well despite being uncomfortable, I managed to get a few workouts in this week! I got in 2 teeny tiny runs, a yoga class (just no plow pose) and my tap class with the girls. I may take a yoga class tonight for some stretching, then it's back to the chiro tomorrow then off to VT to ski. On a side note I did discuss my level of activity with the Doc and he said it was OK, so I'm going with it for now. I'm cautious with my level of exertion, so I don't think I'm doing more harm than good...

On a side note, I had the most delish frozen dinner last night! On a whim I bought the Kashi Mayan Harvest Bake and my god was it good! I usually stay away from the frozen stuff unless it's a veggie burger, but this looked so good that I just had to try it. For rizz, this may have been the best thing I've had in a while!! Go out and try it (an sadly Kashi does not read my blog, so I'm not endorsing them or anything where I would have to have a disclaimer about this delish dish).