It was also an interesting week on the blog. My post about taking photos for Instagram was really popular and that made me happy! But I think my Runfessions post may have offended some people when I talked about race bumper stickers. By no means do I judge any of you who put running bumper stickers--no matter what distance--on your car. You know I am supportive of anyone who runs, no matter what the distance. I know how hard it is to up your distance and to line up to run a race. But I've shared in the past about how I didn't feel like a real runner until I ran 26.2, which is why that will be the only distance I put on my car. Even my first marathon didn't meet my standards. This is my issue, my problem and I'm sorry if anything I said was misinterpreted. We are all on our own journey. This blog chronicles mine.
Along with that, my workouts were a test of patience. The high humidity was back again. I had some time constraints and weather related issues, and this week flexibility was the key to getting it all done.
I was happy to get in 2 yoga studio classes this week. Megan's class on Monday was a tribute to the full moon. Her theme for the class was opposites. Yin/Yang. We did Sun Salutations and Moon Salutations along with other complimentary poses. As always, I felt very uplifted and positive after her class. On Wednesday, we had a sub. The owner's husband taught a tough class, as he always does! The apex pose was standing big toe pose. I'm struggling with balance right now and we worked on a lot of balance poses. Naturally, I struggled with all of them. Both classes were full of hip openers and I felt really good all week.
|Cocoa assists with heron pose|
|Getting closer to the bar!|
|The camera caught my graceful tumble to the ground.|
|Handstand push downs. She wouldn't let me push back up but I did it once.|
I'm happy with how the week ended. I pushed through some tough runs, a tough bike ride, and some tough workouts. I'm seeing progress with my upper body work. I really want to add a 4th day of running back in but I don't want to aggravate my foot. Yes, the PF has been mostly quiet, but I do get an occasional reminder that it's not completely gone. I'm hoping that when the weather cools off and the running feels easier, I'll be able to go back to 4 days/week. I'm still hoping for an October half marathon. Becky just shakes her head.
She's not a runner.
How was your week? Are you still dealing with heat and humidity? Have you had to modify your runs?
As I do every Sunday, I'm linking up with my friends Holly and Tricia for their Weekly Wrap. I'm also linking up with Angela and Ilka for their Sunday Fitness and Food linkup!