Yoga Take Two

So I have been trying to fit it all in. The running, the biking, the strength training and adding yoga. There really aren’t enough days in the week. So I am trying another tack. I am adding ten minutes of either yoga or strength to the days I already work out. This morning I tried another yoga. I went in with the idea that for the first few times it was just a learning process. So I spent a lot of time practicing the poses the and how to move from one to the other. I realize that I don’t have a great space for this but I am adjusting.

As predicted by a trainer last year, it was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. My body felt stiff and the poses made some of my muscles ache. I am glad about that, but I am not ready to give up weight training unless I can be sure that yoga can give me the same necessary benefits. I am not sure I am getting the poses right and think I should probably take a class at least to get the poses down. I don’t have the time or the resources right now to do that. But I liked it, much better than I did when I tried it years ago. Right now I have found a routine that is ten minutes and is challenging yet doable for me. It also adds in some planks and arm work which makes me happy.

Today, I am going to try running around a track to see if it is any easier. I know everyone hates track running, but I hate that my running has fallen off so much. And I know when I first started that it was the track that first helped me to get in the first three miles. So, I am going to try. I am also going to charge my headphones. I think some music will definitely help.

Keep keeping on.


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