Archive for the ‘Yoga’ Category


Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

So, I’m not committed to any tri yet, but have been feeling the drive to get ready for one.  So, I’ve been trying to get multiple activities in lately.  In the last week, I’ve added yoga and paddling to the mix.

Yesterday I started the week out right with a pre-work swim (500 free and 300 breast).  Followed it up with a very warm 5 miler at lunch (thankfully, some of the humidity has blown away).  Finished off with a near 2 mile walk with the fam before bed-time.

Been a while

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

It has been a while since I last posted.  No, I didn’t go for a run that night.  Actually, took a full week off of running, but did 2 sessions of yoga, and did a lot of stretching of the legs on top of that.

But then I got back into the swing of things.  Went for 5 miles last Friday at work.  Followed that up with 7 on Saturday.  Add to that 1.5 hours of gardening at the church, trying to get some flower beds up to snuff, tailgating and attending the OU-TCU game, and I had a full Saturday.  Topped off the weekend by mowing and edging, re-routing the electric fence to save the garden from a dog who apparently like tomatoes, washing both cars, vaccuming one, and swapping car seats.

Instead of resting Monday, I went for 4.5 at lunch on Monday.  I was extremely beat down after that. And tonight is supposed to be B-ball, but I’m feeling much better than at 2:30am when Abs woke up and wouldn’t go back to sleep.  And she started walking yesterday.  Not long before I’ll have my very own running buddy.

Run, run and yoga

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Have actually been running a bit lately, but just been too busy to post anything.  Saturday I took the kiddos for a 3.25 miler in a killer wind and light mist.  Wore me out pushing the wind stopper in  front of me, but they both digged the ride.

Monday did a 4.75 miler at lunch.  PErfect day with a high near 70 and clear skies, no wind.  Did a loop around and through downtown and midtown.  Great mix of hills and flats and threw in a large set of stairs at the end.

Tuesday went to B-ball, but didn’t have enough show for a game, so took off for a run around campus.  Didn’t have the ipod, so no mileage, but was in the 4.5-5 mile range.  Good run, and campus was hopping for 8:45 on a Tuesday night.

Last night I had kiddo duties, so was in the house for the evening.  Got them down and turned on some yoga.  Felt great.  I’ve been extremely tight in the legs lately, even getting some cramps in the hammys, so it was just what I needed.

Tonight should be another run with the wind sled.  Good stuff.


Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

I forgot to write that I actually went out to the lake last week to get in a bit of roll practice.  Went after work w/ C and the kiddos.  They took the stroller and walked around the bank, playing in the grass whilst I paddled.  Didn’t get too much time, but hit all my rolls.  Was in the newest boat (el Jefe) and boy is it the easiest thing to roll.  A rusty hip snap and that thing was up.  Bracing was great, could almost lay down in the water and it would just pop right back up.  Can’t wait to get it on some moving water.

That said, I’ve definitely been getting extremely inflexible.  So I pulled out the Yoga for paddlers dvd and had a session last night.  Felt great, but need much more.  Maybe a repeat tonight or tomorrow.