Hello Hip Huggers!
I spent a lot of time late last night fixing my
weird Wordpress issue blog. Booooo.
I’m totally spent. I’ve already had to repost a picture on Instagram
because I don’t know the difference between Day 10 and Day 19.
My husband is off today, so that meant I got pretty late start considering my sleep was completely
uninterrupted until about 8 am. I had my typical morning of devotional and breakfast
eggs to get out for a run before 9 am and it got UBER hot.
Still, apparently not early enough because after just a brief warm-up I was already dumping my rationed water on my head.
Which I paid for later. But anyway.
I had only planned to run 2 miles, yes exactly 2. Was going to take it real easy;
maybe a longer yoga session, or lift session if the hubby was up to it later.
I certainly did not plan on doing any heavy cardio, especially anything over an hour.
But, I got going and felt good! My hamstrings were a bit sore from yesterday’s yoga session so,
I just told myself we were going to run until they loosened up, just a bit.
Before I knew it, I had made up in my mind it was going to be a long run …
Workout: 8 Miles!
I had decided about mile 3 that I was going for 6… then 7.. you know how that goes.
I didn’t even care how slow it was, I just couldn’t shake the urge to run it!
Glad I did. I hadn’t run that long since the Hot Chocolate 15k back in February, and I got
a reality check on the speed I’ve lost.
I’ve got work to do, Hip Huggers.
I wanted to jump
off my roof right into yoga after my run, my daughter had been complaining about a sore throat
all morning. I gave her some Tylenol, but still felt I should check her in to see her Dr.
Thank God I did! She has strep throat, poor baby! So, while we waited for her Rx to be filled, I figured
I’d reward us for
our her inflamed sufferings this Thursday morning..
Doesn’t get much sweeter than this! Now back to fitness …
Yoga Pose of the Day:
Puvvottanasana, or Upward Facing Bow.
My hips were about as heavy as an actual bridge. But we got ‘em up into a plank! For that, I’m very happy.
And glad that was the extent of the challenges for today.
My shoulder is not pleased. One of the yogi’s I follow, @gypsetgoddess who recently over exerted herself,
gave a very encouraging word in her post today. She said:
“Always practice safety first”.
“Respect your body and limitations.”
“Don’t get so attached to advanced poses”.
“The basics feel just as good”.
.. and THE most wonderful thing I’ve heard on social media yet,
“Taking it easy isn’t the same as taking a step back. But rather a step forward in personal growth.”
Pretty amazing words from a pretty amazing Yogini. Namaste Caitlin 🙂
I’ll let that simmer on your minds. Meanwhile. I’m waiting for the electrician to come look at my kitchen.
The dishwasher won’t come on, the garbage disposal either, and my microwave is not heating anything.
This could get $$$! Then it’d be Kitchen Nightmares, for reals.
Say a prayer for me, Hip Huggers.
Question: Who ran
unexpectedly long today? How was the weather?