I just wanted to give you all fair warning that there is a really good chance that Run, Lift, Chant, Breathe will kind of suck this week. I am going to attempt to post most days, but the week is shaping up to be an 'into work at the crack of dawn, stay till well past dinner' kind of week. Fingers crossed that that is not the case, as it will mean limited yoga as well as blogging.
This weekend I managed to pack in more activities than I actually thought possible. Friday night was a quiet night with Bill and I was in bed pretty early, followed by a 5.7 mile, 8:00am run with my sister-in-law Meri. The run was great due to mild temps, low humidity, good company and walk breaks. I can feel my legs are getting back into the mileage, which is great. Its always tough coming back to running after time off.
After our run, I had a breakfast of Muesli and soy milk, hit the shower and headed into work. Boo. I only worked for a few hours though, at which time Meri and my nieces, as well as a few friends, met me at the office and we headed over to Indie Arts Fest! It felt fantastic to hang out, have a few drinks, listen to music and look at art without feeling like I had to rush around. Generally I find my weekends feel very rushed and it was nice to just chill for a few hours. I am actually hoping to post some pictures of this event later this week...stay tuned.
Sunday morning I was up and headed to 9am Power Yoga at Revelation. Oy the wrist. I ended up getting a brace for it to wear on Saturday and by Sunday it managed to feel worse. Awesome. I did a great job of staying off it in yoga though and at the end of class Kim put a bunch of Tiger Balm on it...which seemed to help a lot. I've actually been Tiger Balming every 3 hours or so since and, though I smell kind of funny, the wrist is definitely feeling better! I've decided to take a break this week from weight lifting, focus on healing the wrist and upping my running miles. Adaptability my friends.
Sunday afternoon, still staying mostly off my wrist, I headed to my friend Keli's house (stopping by my Mom's first to say hi and get some fresh eggs from her chickens!) to show her some yoga postures. I was pretty excited about this - I love sharing yoga with anyone who asks. We had a great time and I am super psyched that she may be attending some gentle yoga classes with me. Yay Keli!