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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).


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!



  • Jenna September 19, 2009, 8:38 am

    glad you enjoyed a nice yoga class this morning 😉

  • 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 😉

    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 🙂

  • 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! 🙂

  • 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 🙂

  • 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 🙂

  • 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, 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 🙂

  • 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! 🙂

  • 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 🙂

  • 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 🙂

    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

  • 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!! 🙂

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