This week started out with missed goals and an aching back and ended with a rough (but complete!) 10 mile run in the rain. I'm glad I was able to get back into a regular running routine (a week off was miserable) AND knock out some excellent paces in the meantime!
When I was puzzling over which class to incorporate into my workout routine (my dietitian wants me to shake things up), I settled on getting back into hot yoga. When I first moved to Issaquah I'd found this new yoga studio that was just a little different from the others. While their Hatha classes incorporated all 26 Bikram postures, they played music during the class, the instructors were funky and helpful, and the atmosphere was just... chill. Relaxed. Bikram yoga can have so many rules that the class can begin to feel stifling.
What if I talk out of turn? What if I can't do a posture? What if I pass out? What if I throw up?
PS - Totally rocked that last one a few years back in a super humid studio. Not embarrassing at all...
Suffice it to say, my studio is amazing and I'm so glad I'm back. :)
Here's how my week of training went:
- Monday: Graduate school, rest day.
- Tuesday: 4.06 miles / 8:38 pace.
- Wednesday: 65 minutes of Hatha yoga. SO glad to be back in the studio!
- Thursday: 5.16 miles / 8:32 pace. 30 minute far-infrared sauna after.
- Friday: Went on a walk with my parents before family dinner night.
- Saturday: 50 minutes on the elliptical.
- Sunday: 10.01 miles / 9:18 pace. The weather on this one varied between sunshine and torrential downpour with a headwind. Snuck in a 75 minute Yin Yoga session, which was magical. I fell asleep.
Total Distance: 19.24 milesAverage Pace: 8:57 per mile (Wahoo!)
Last Week's Goals:
- Try out my new eating plan, a la miss new dietitian. COMMIT to it. Be okay with being a little hungry every once in a while. (Medium. Added in her suggestions, but my weight is in maintenance mode. Still a work in progress.)
- Take a class at the gym (yoga? non-core weights?). Does anyone have any ideas for things that won't irritate my lumbar spine? (Rocked it! Rejoined my yoga studio from two years ago, zero regrets.)
- Work on accepting that this week is a week of healing. (Done and done. Listened to my body, used heat and ice, took it somewhat easier than usual, feeling MUCH better.)
- Run three times.
- YOGA YOGA YOGA.
- Track calories religiously this week (contrary to dietitian's suggestions). I've got to get past this gain/maintain hump and start losing, again.