October 30, 2013

Yoga is Awesome

I'm discovering a new workout routine: I got to Yoga in the morning (usually around 9:30), which lasts for an hour, and then at night I pound it out on the treadmill while JW does strength training.

I'm really, really enjoying Yoga. (I don't know why I'm capitalizing it). I love that the studio is called Get Zen because I really am feeling ~zen~ in the mornings. It's so much more bearable than Bikram- Power Yoga (the class I take the most) is always different because it varies with each teacher. One hour is also so much more manageable than an hour and a half. Plus, the weather is so much better now than it was when I was taking Bikram, that I get to drive with my windows down on the way home and I'm not super cold or super hot.

Also, I'm not exhausted for the rest of the day. I have the energy to run, to go and do things - I don't feel like I need to crawl back in bed. I'm still not convinced that the change is because I'm stronger. I think the change is because the Get Zen studio is more in tune with my wants and needs... as of this moment. Maybe at some point I'll desire the intensity of Bikram... but not right now.

Since running on the treadmill is now the norm (I'll address this later), I realize that a picture of a map and speeds aren't that interesting, but here they are anyways.

I think that might be the first time I've ever achieved negative splits on the treadmill! Basically I started at 6.0 speed, then bumped it up to 6.5 for the second mile, then bumped it to 6.8 for the last. It was intense. JW was running next to me and he said he'd stay running for as long as it took me to run 3 miles - I took pity and decided to run quite a bit faster than I usually do on the treadmill to help him out :)

I'm just thoughtful that way.

It's almost Halloween! We're going to Vegas for a little fun weekend and then I'll be back Sunday night - I'm sure with a lot of stories!

Do you dress up for Halloween? 

1 comment:

  1. Have fun in Vegas!! Go to Hash House a Go Go in The Quad Casino, the food is ridiculously huge and delicious!! :)