Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Namaste....Ohmmmmmm....

Yoga! During my training for the 10k, Halfie and Fully, my main concern is preventing injuries. So I've been reading a lot about proper nutrition for marathon training, proper gear, and strength and stretching exercises.

I've made it a point to plan on and actually follow through with lifting weights twice a week to build my muscles, as well as to add stretching to EACH workout (running AND resistance training). In addition to that pre and post workout stretch session, I WILL do a yoga class at least once, but aiming for TWICE a week.

I went tonight. I get antsy for the first 10 minutes because I'm so high strung that it's hard for me to focus on breathing alone. Then, we got into all the poses and I could feel the blood rushing to neglected parts of my body. And the stretching - yowzers. I am such a beginner at yoga, and I was reminded of that tonight.

If you're planning on revamping your exercise regimen or training for any kind of roadrunner race, I highly recommend yoga. I took the Yoga Stretch class at 24 hour fitness and I'm spent.

8 comments:

WeezerMonkey said...

But...so...boring. :P

amber said...

i'm really impressed at how dedicated you are to this D. :)

R said...

I haven't gone to Yoga yet. Maybe some day I'll give it a shot.

Trisha L. said...

Wow! I'm impressed with your pose! Isn't it so much harder than it looks?

Jared said...

Wow, what great form! I could serve dinner on your back!

Sugar & Rice said...

you will love yoga when you get into it, it is SO good for you! Good for you! cool blog!

Aline said...

I found their 24 yoga really challenging...


I hear their yoga stretch isn't so challenging. Have you ever done the other one?

10yearstogether said...

Wemo - you must try it before you kmock it! Amber - thamks for your support, it's part of what keeps me goimg. R - what are you waitimg for? Like Mike says - just DO it. Trish - yoga is DEFIMITELY harder tham it looks. Jared - tee hee. Sugar - I am determimed to keep it up! Alime - I've heard that 24 Yoga is killer, amd I already struggle with Yoga Stretch!

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