Stress relief, Ashtanga, Yoga Wedge

The past week was gradually increasing in stress and worry, but for some magical reason after Yoga on Thursday I felt loads better. Well it probably wasn’t magical. Haha. What I first loved about yoga was that the practice always helped me let go of things like stress and worry. Stress can manifest itself physically in parts of the body. …

No Gym This Weekend

My encounters with Bally have really been declining. Especially now since I am not here Monday through Thursday and all the classes I like to take fall on those days. Of course. Instead this weekend I went to dance, cross-fit and yoga classes. Hip-hop has been fun and mentally stimulating – most importantly fun. After this weeks class of cross-fit …

Free CrossFit Day

Today was free CrossFit day at Lululemon in River Oaks. This store was really nice. And expensive. But the class was free to try so me and a bunch of my friends went to give it a go. Today I understood the true meaning of CrossFit and why some of my friends call it Pain Day. The concept today was …

Poor Form

Since the MS150 I’ve only taken my bike out a few times and every time has not been so fun. It’s been kind of miserable actually. Within 2 miles of being on the bike I get pain right between my shoulders. Like a sort of inward crunching pain. Makes cycling not so fun to do. So I haven’t been going …

Workout Log

Gym today for 1hr. Was feeling pretty full and sluggish so I did a medley of things. 5mins on treadmill, 5 on stairs, 5 on elliptical, jump rope, abs, push ups, jump rope, more abs, abs again, different way to work abs, treadmill again, abs, jump rope. Home. Handful of almonds, plum, water.

Fitness Spotlight

My buddy Chris sent this link to me today. It’s a pretty cool site with lots of opinions and insight to working out – what is truth, what works, what doesn’t. Check it out. PS Knee is much better. After deciding to run through the pain it’s actually not so bad. Maybe I just needed to strengthen it? Wish I …

Reset

So after I wrote that post, I think I got out some of those lingering emotions, tried to put aside the sad and decided to get off the slump. I started by going to HEB and buying myself some fresh fruit and other healthy snacks. Yay. For some reason a walk through the grocery store always relaxes and refreshes me. …

Pedaling the Prairie

Yesterday I pedaled 41 miles in the prairies of Houston. The first ten miles were pretty miserable – numb toes, cold face, my sweat wipe became my snot wipe. Gloves are definitely going in the wash this week. I also felt like I should be going faster than what my bike was outputting. So I stopped at the first stop, …