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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Run Salutations

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Last night I came thisclose to skipping yoga. The weather was gorgeous. Cool, sunny, and breezy. A perfect evening for running. I wanted to run. Sure, I'd run the night before, but I really wanted to run again. I didn't want to waste the last few hours of daylight cooped up in the gym. Jason almost convinced me to skip class and go for a run instead.

In the end, though, I decided to run to yoga class. I could have run home, too, but by that time it was going to be dark. And while I have a headlight to clip to my visor, I still don't know how I feel about running at night. So, instead, I had Jason pick me up after class.

We worked on sun salutations. After, of course, laying flat on our backs with our eyes closed for several minutes. I admit, it was nice to have what amounted to a long cool-down session after a quick almost 1.5 mile run. Although, if you look at the stats it doesn't look like that last .5 mile was all that fast. Stupid intersection with the longest red light on the planet. Ugh. I hate that intersection. Also, running to class kept my body warm throughout most of yoga. The room where we have class is always freezing but last night I was comfortable until the last 10 minutes.

Most of you who commented on yoga yesterday indicated that you liked it. I'm still not a believer. I don't think I'll be signing up for this class again. I actually find I'm more relaxed after a good run or a good Pilates session than I am after yoga. Live and learn, though, right?


Route:--Elev. Avg:621 ft
Location:Forest Park, ILElev. Gain:+3 ft
Date:09/16/09Up/Downhill: [+19/-16]
Time:06:10 PMDifficulty:1.3 / 5.0
Weather:A Few Clouds
 66 F temp; 56% humidity
 66 F heat index; winds NE 16

Distance: 1.48 miles
Speed:6.6 mph
Pace:9' 06 /mi
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Elevation
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
19' 11+0' 056.5-0.1+3 ft
end11' 36+2' 305.2-1.40 ft
Versus average of 9' 06 min/mile

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Lacey Nicole said...

hmmm!!! well if anything you will get stronger and more flexible eventually! i guess if you don't feel relaxed then it just goes to show we are all different. :) i sort of miss yoga but sometimes it stresses me out too because it is hard for me, lol. i do get the peaceful feeling tho!!!

Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) said...

Great idea to run to yoga!

I love yoga, but I can see how some people don't. I find it really depends on the instructor, for me to like a class or not

kilax said...

At least you gave it a try! :) I don't think it is for everyone, even though some people seem to be really pushy about it! I am still on the fence about whether or not I should try it.

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