Lately, my running has been more of a stressor than an enjoyable experience for me. I have a half marathon coming up in 10 days…and I have a hip/SI joint who are not team players.
Every time I run my hip and back hurt and I need to take 2-3 days to recover from it before I am able to train again. So, needless to say, my training schedule is basically not happening. I am lucky if I run twice a week.
It is definitely a morale killer when something like this happens. Here is what I have been doing to help with this injury and hopefully (fingers crossed) get this half marathon done.
I have been doing a lot of yoga lately! Over the past few months, I have found a new love for flow and hot yoga that I never thought I would have! I go to a great studio that is super welcoming, with great instructors – and I think that is half the battle! Thanks, Sol Yoga! 🙂 Also, yoga is a great compliment to the runs I have been training for. I am forced to stretch things out whether I want to or not!
You don’t need a lot of things to start a yoga practice – the bare minimum is a mat. But, over the past few months, I have found a few things that really help me when I go to the studio. So, come along as we explore What’s In My (Yoga) Bag!
This past weekend I attended the Athleta Thrive Fit Fest in Harrisburg, PA. It was the first time I had ever been to a “fitness festival” but I have seen them popping up everywhere, so I decided to give one a try!
I had a great experience and got to try a lot of different workouts, products, and food that I normally wouldn’t have. The whole thing was a bit intense with back-to-back workouts scheduled, but you can pick and choose what you want to try. I, of course, wanted to try almost everything…and now I am super sore because of it! But damn if it wasn’t a great way to spend a day!
Guys…this whole aerial yoga thing is the most fun thing I have ever done! I am so glad that classes have finally made it to Frederick. After just a few classes I am doing things I never thought I could do! I am making beautiful shapes with my body and feeling like a badass!
Having not done aerial yoga until recently or knowing anyone who had done it – I did a lot of research to make sure it was something I could/wanted to do. So, I decided to give you all a rundown of it here so you know what to expect!