Saturday, January 10, 2015

Getting back to blogging and back to running

The holidays were as busy as they always are, and again, I was sick.  I seem to get sick every Christmas.  This year I had 2 different stomach bugs and a nasty cold.  No flu, not yet at least.  My beautiful workout schedule fell apart, but Christmas came together.  We had a great Christmas, with our Polish Christmas Eve supper and our Christmas day breakfast feast and then turkey dinner.  The kids loved all of their presents, and then we left for vacation.  The kids went skiing/snowboarding while I stayed at my folks and read books. :)  I also started running again.  I got 3 runs in while at my folks, including one that was so cold that my feet hurt the entire 3 miles.  I also have been getting back at kettlebells and of course, yoga.

And that brings me to my normal crossroads. I want to get my running back up, I want to increase my overall strength, but more then anything I want more yoga in my life.  I'm trying to find ways to sneak it into my day.  I've always done some yoga stretching after running or kettlebell, it's been my cooldown, but I'm wanting more then that.

Today I did a 90 minute Ashtanga practice and I loved it.  I know I really want to work on that, but I also still want to improve my strength and increase my running.  I want to be running between 15-20 miles a week.  All of this takes time, which is not something I have a ton of.  I don't work full time, but I have 4 kids at home who I am homeschooling, plus driving them to all of their stuff.  Still, I want to work on my goals too, and I plan to find ways to make it happen.  Yoga can be yin before bed. It doesn't have to be a 90 minute fast moving practice.

I'll see where this all goes in the next few weeks. I'm still trying to increase how much I run, and I want to do that carefully so I don't re injure my hamstring.

And blogging.  Writing stuff down helps. It helps me think through it all and helps me see what I'm actually doing.  I plan to try and keep it up.   We shall see.

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