Good morning! I am happy to report that I got up early today and made it out the door ON TIME. 🙂
I got things started bright and early with a 90-minute Superflow class at Y2Yoga, which is largely rumored to be the hardest yoga class in all of Charlotte.
The first time I went to Superflow, I spent 1/3 of the last 30 minutes in child’s pose, praying for sweet relief. I decided to push myself a little bit this class and tried to take minimal breaks. I ended up resting (AKA sitting on my mat with a dazed expression on my face) twice. I was so proud of myself!
I also decided to bite the bullet and buy a long-term unlimited pass because 1) it’s getting to be cold here in Charlotte and it was either yoga or a gym (and I really hate going to the gym); 2) I’ve been spending about $60+ a month on yoga anyway; 3) my knee is definitely mad at me, and I don’t see myself doing much long-distance running in the next few months. I’m excited to really get into my practice! When I did a month of unlimited yoga in September, it felt SO good.
Pre-yoga breakfast was 1/2 a banana, oatmeal, vanilla Greek yogurt, and chia seeds.
Post-yoga, I recovered by making a shake with Recoverite, which I used a lot when I cycled long distances and really works wonders. It helps with muscle repair and contains electrolytes.
I had a strawberry shake with:
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1/2 a packet of Recoverite
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 cup rice milk
Do you transfer from outdoor workouts to indoor exercises during the winter? Or are you lucky enough to live somewhere that is warm year-around? I’m sure I’ll continue to do light mileage outside all winter, but I’d really rather be warm. 🙂