I debated going on a bike ride this morning, but sleeping in with the fur children sounded soooo appealing (Husband is out of town).
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:
My oatmeal contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 sliced banana
- Toppings: almonds, flax, coconut
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.
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."
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?
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).
After class, I got my oil changed (finally) and came home to a cool, refreshing snack:
Have a great day — Namaste!
glad you enjoyed a nice yoga class this morning 😉