Lovely night at yogaworks. I wasn’t feeling great before hand but coach pushed me into it. I’m actually glad I went, it was some needed stretching after a long few days and I even got a little crazy and did some inversions and a hand stand ha. I’m sure I will be cursing myself tomorrow when my arms feel like they are going to fall off. Surprisingly I did not throw up despite my large dinner immediately before hand, but again, the yoga class I take is mostly stretching and holding poses so I was in the clear. Another 100 degree day here in LA… supposed to be similar tomorrow so likely another night run on the menu… which means another night trip to death alley ha, maybe I will learn to love it. No protein shake tonight. Not too sore, though I really need some new shoes or insoles or something because I can feel my feet giving out and I’m way to early in the game for that. Actually, I’m cheap so I’ll probably just research various plantar fasciitis prevention techniques/alternative therapies from home!
I guess I will also need to mentally prepare myself to say goodbye to yoga. I suppose it’s a good and bad thing. I definitely did not mind the stretching or being told what to do, but I don’t know if downward dog and childs pose really counts as “cross training” per say. I mean I’m rolling with a novice training plan here but I still don’t know if I can justify that when I was gladly rolling around with weights in the gym just a month ago. But I must say yoga is so fun because it really it a stretch fest + epic people watching. The people that come are awesome, everyone is seriously so in touch with themselves it allows me remind myself not to take myself too seriously when I am struggling on downward dog or shaking on a lengthy plank. Anyways. All good things come to an end. Only one more week of Yog
I think one of that hardest things about training for this race is having to acknowledge it’s not my top priority in life, yet still expecting myself to never miss a day of training and do exceptionally well. Yes, I would love to wake up early, run, and then get on with my day, yet I cannot do that. Realistically, I am a better studier in the morning and so I need to study, in the morning… Which means running had to happen in night or in the hell of 97 degree weather which is set to plague us today. So night running… fine… just need some flashing lights and an orange jumpsuit. Actually no. I don’t need people thinking I’m fleeing the woman’s prison…. we shall stick with flashing lights and shiny neon (not orange) attire.
Yoga rather than 2m was a good call last night to say the least. a 2 mile run should be a celebration day but my free month of yoga will only last a month… indeed. Yoga was a stretch-fest and success. The 3 mile today should get me back on track + strength. the + strength will be interesting I don’t really know what I’ll be doing for that but it would be cool if it involved big ropes of rolling giant tires down the street or whatever all that random stuff is you see on TV. Anyways, study break over back to the books, the real priority in my life
So day 2 was way more of a struggle than it should have been. 3 mile run. Given that I do that, regularly, in my normal life you would imagine that should not be exceptionally difficult. However, it took about 30 minutes to get dressed and some yells from the boyfriend to get me out the door and running. Which, of course due to Murphy’s Law, meant that it was exponentially hotter than it would have been the 45 minutes earlier if I had just got my ass up.
However the run was nice, the watery protein shake that followed was not (just not used to flavored drinks in the morning post run) BUT it did keep me full all morning which is was grateful for.
Today… I have delayed my 2 mile run… and shall likely opt instead for Yogaworks… that is if I can convince my boyfriend to accompany me to the 80s themed 75 minute ab working fest. If not, I may just try a short night run and escape the heat for another day… I am loving the 90 degree weather minus the fact that I’m forced to be inside studying and if I am outside its only to lug 30 lbs of books from school to the car to the house.
Alas, first world problems. Overall, feeling quite energetic, mentally, and my legs are doing alright… I shall look back on these moments once I’ve logged 100 miles and laugh I’m sure.