When I run I feel fast, strong and beautiful…then I get an email from Brightroom photography saying that my Hot Chocolate Run pictures are ready to be viewed. Not quite the Kara Goucher form I have in my head. What is my right hand doing? Why are my shorts so short? Eh.
It never fails, I open the email with hopes of a graceful gazelle and get an awkward squirrel. At least I’m smiling, right?
Yesterday afternoon I hit the road for a 4 mile run. The weather was gorgeous and I had been feeling great all day so I wanted to squeeze in some run time before my group class later. I ran 3 miles in 27 minutes and then the stomach said “Whoa, Nelly!” and that was the end of the run. Further than Monday’s run but not quite what I wanted. I am not running until Friday so hopefully things will be better by then. After all, if bad runs now mean good runs later, I am due for some hella good run soon.
After running, I headed to my PiYo class. Keeping up with the theme of combo classes (Rowlates and Core Cycle earlier this month), PiYo is a pilates-yoga mix. The instructor was subbing the class and it was a lot more cardio than I was expecting. But I had a great time and at one point my wrist was sweating. I think that means I was really working hard. I have not done any yoga in a longgg time and this just reminded me how tight I am. Weekly yoga needs to come back into my life.
When I came home Matt had dinner waiting.
He started marinating it Monday night and it was fantastic. He used a recipe similar to this. I could get used to working out and coming home to delicious Vaca Frita and Big Bang Theory on the telly.
Are you surprised when you see pictures of yourself running?
Do you do yoga?
This was my first class but I used to do at home videos all of the time.