I'm writing a Saturday post to bring you some very important news: Today I started a free week of yoga at Core Power. They have this deal that if you've never taken a class there, you can go to as many different studios/classes as you want within a seven day period. Sweet, right?
Having only done yoga a few times at Lifetime, I thought I better start with an intro class. Colleen was kind enough to come with me and we took the C1- Intro to Power Yoga class.
We go there early to register and get situated. We were the first people in the studio and set up our mats in the back of the room (duh). The studio was really warm and it felt great to relax a little before things started.
The instructor was a super cute, super fit young girl and she did a great job leading us through everything. I was a little surprised by the speed the class moved. If I had never taken yoga before I would have been completely lost. We did a lot of sequences (Flowing, maybe? I don't speak yoga.) and I was a sweaty mess about 15 minutes in. I felt off-balance in some of the poses and my hamstrings were really tight, symptoms of my weak core and running habit. I'll work on that.
By the end of the class I felt comfortably fatigued, like I had a good workout. We were both starved after so we went to Yum to grab lunch. I wolfed down an amazing salmon beet salad.
|i love beets!|
Since I want to take another yoga class tomorrow, I decided I would get my "long" run in today and successfully completed 7 miles on the treadmill. It was my longest run in a few months but it was a little depressing how slow my pace is now compared to what it used to be. The good news is this marks the fourth week that I've been consistently running 4 days a week!
I'm celebrating the small victories.