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I debated going on a bike ride this morning, but sleeping in with the fur children sounded soooo appealing (Husband is out of town).

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I woke up naturally at 7 AM, clocking in a delicious 8.5 hours of sleep.  It was wonderful to sleep in — I didn’t really realize how tired I was until last night.  Getting adequate sleep is so important when you’re training.

 

I had a yummy bowl of oatmeal:

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My oatmeal contained:

 

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 sliced banana
  • Toppings:  almonds, flax, coconut

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I met up with the lovely Ryan for a 9 AM "community yoga" class at a studio called College Park Yoga.

 

Ryan is so fabulous; I love hanging out with her.

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I was pretty pumped for this class because:

 

  • The studio was bright and natural.  They leave the doors open and turn off the AC and fans.
  • It was a morning class, but not a crazy-early class.  So I actually felt awake when I got there.
  • It was $5 — YES — just $5!
  • Ryan warned me that the class was a challenge!  This was not "meditation yoga," this was "real workout yoga."

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As soon as I set down in the studio, I knew I was going to end up really, really sweaty.  It was at least 90 degrees in the studio.  Ryan actually has a towel with silicon beading on the opposite side to keep her from sliding around — how cool is that?

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The class was very hard, but relaxing at the same time.  My arms were quivering within 10 minutes, and my legs started to shake at one point, too!  I LOVED the class and the teacher, and I will definitely be back in two Saturdays for more (next Saturday is a race). 

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After class, I got my oil changed (finally) and came home to a cool, refreshing snack:

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Have a great day — Namaste!

{ 32 comments }

 

  • Jenna September 19, 2009, 8:38 am

    glad you enjoyed a nice yoga class this morning šŸ˜‰
    jenna

  • lesley living life September 19, 2009, 8:40 am

    Haha, I love catching my dogs in insanely cute moments like that and fumbling for my camera before they move šŸ˜‰

    The first time I tried yoga it was defintiely a meditation type yoga and I was in the mood for workout yoga so I haven't been back since. I think I should try again.

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) September 19, 2009, 8:45 am

    Ryan's mat looks like it would be super useful. I should get me one of those!

  • Ryan @ Greens for Good September 19, 2009, 8:53 am

    Aww, you're so sweet! Thank you for joining me! I'm really glad you enjoyed it and want to come back–I love CPY!

  • Jolene - EverydayFoodie September 19, 2009, 8:54 am

    Sounds like a great yoga class! It is great that it incorporated a "workout" too, and wasn't just relaxation yoga.

    I can't believe sleeping until 7:00 is sleeping in for you!!! You crazy girl šŸ™‚

  • Bec September 19, 2009, 8:56 am

    sounds like a great saturday morning!

  • Lizzy September 19, 2009, 8:56 am

    sweaty yoga is the best! changes it up from the normal real relaxing yoga! Hope you have a great day! šŸ™‚

  • Morgan (lifeafterbagels) September 19, 2009, 8:58 am

    Right now I'm currently thinking "if Caitlin got up and had a workout this morning, so should you" . . . I was also up at 7, but it's now noon and I have not gone for a run (I have gone to the farmers market though)

  • Kirsten September 19, 2009, 9:02 am

    I love how yoga is such a nice complement to running. We have $5 community classes here in Boston too, I love the concept.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point September 19, 2009, 9:08 am

    morhan – aww its too hot out! do some stretches in your living room and work out tomorrow šŸ™‚

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now September 19, 2009, 9:09 am

    That is a really cool towel. Where's it from?

  • Maggie September 19, 2009, 9:20 am

    That's my kind of yoga! Sounds great šŸ™‚

  • Nicci@NiftyEats September 19, 2009, 9:21 am

    $5 Yoga, sounds great! Glad you enjoyed the class.I love doing morning yoga to get me going.

  • christie, honoring health September 19, 2009, 9:24 am

    Yay for yoga! I also use a yoga towel during yoga because my hands and feet get very slippery even if the room is not warm/hot.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point September 19, 2009, 9:33 am

    according to ryan: My towel is called a Yogitoes and you can buy them from http://www.yogitoes.com, but I got mine at the studio. Mine was $60 but SO worth it if you're prone to sliding or you're doing really sweaty yoga.

  • Kristen @ Simply Savor September 19, 2009, 9:42 am

    a sweaty yoga class sounds like a great way to start the morning–i can't believe it was only $5!! i love the idea of ryans yoga mat, mine is always slipping and sliding everywhere during class! have a great weekend Caitlin šŸ™‚

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries September 19, 2009, 10:08 am

    I just saw someone with that kind of mat at yoga today! So coool. I am loving the unique yoga burn–and I'm so jealous you found a $5 class! That's amazing!

  • Mrs. LC September 19, 2009, 10:55 am

    Glad you guys had fun at yoga. I was thinking of coming, but we got in to Orlando super late last night and definitely didn't wake up until after yoga already started. Hopefully next time I'm in town!

  • jack+alli September 19, 2009, 11:04 am

    have you tried bikram yoga before? it's wonderful! within the first 5 minutes i am dripping with sweat. it's so relaxing and i like that i can get a deeper stretch doing bikram.
    enojy the rest of your weekend! šŸ™‚

  • Liz September 19, 2009, 11:19 am

    What a great deal for a great yoga class! What a great way to spend 5 bucks and the morning!

  • K from ksgoodeats September 19, 2009, 11:23 am

    Sounds like a good yoga class!! Cuddling with the fur babies is a great way to start your Saturday šŸ™‚

  • angieinatlanta September 19, 2009, 11:24 am

    $5 yoga class? Heck yes!

    I'm glad you slept in; you work so hard!

  • Lauren September 19, 2009, 12:14 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful class. Glad you got to enjoy this today.

    Have a great Saturday.

  • Paige@ Running Around Normal September 19, 2009, 12:47 pm

    Sounds like a great class! I love a yoga class that kicks my butt every once in a while.

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) September 19, 2009, 1:05 pm

    Ah, I love yoga! I should go today….

  • Rosie September 19, 2009, 1:20 pm

    i <3 college park yoga.

    i actually got kyle to go there! and he loves it.

    now that i have a y membership, i don't go as they've got classes there.

  • Mica September 19, 2009, 2:27 pm

    Man, you know that picture of Maggie made my day!

  • Dee September 19, 2009, 3:36 pm

    This is the cutest dog picture EVER. She's so photogenic!

    We have $5 community yoga on Saturday morning where I live, too!

  • Jenna September 19, 2009, 3:59 pm

    I need to get a mat period! I have been doing yoga on my wood floor, which as you can imagine, isn't very comfortable šŸ™‚

    Your yoga class sounds fabulous, and what a steal!

    Have a wonderful evening!

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance September 21, 2009, 11:56 am

    Your oatmeal looked so good! I keep meaning to get coconut & almonds for mine…….so I can have the same, but I keep forgeting! Added both to my grocery list now. =) Laura

    http://findingahealthybalance.wordpress.com/

  • Katy Hill September 21, 2009, 5:46 pm

    Which studio do you go to? I keep researching studios around here, I live near Red Sun but am also looking at Guruv..

  • seesaraheat September 22, 2009, 10:59 am

    I love yoga classes like that. And what a steal for $5!! šŸ™‚

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