Intention precedes all action, it directs the body, speech and mind. We can
know we are going to move before we move, we can know we are going to speak
before we speak.
Took a couple of days off from any hard-on-the-body exercise after the race, and apparently blogging too, because phew! did I wake up with some sore legs on Monday morning. Yes, I am so glad that I pushed myself, but I don’t want to do too much too fast with running. I was searching out half marathon races and the like, but I reminded myself that it’s too soon to push it when I can barely walk from the last race!
That being said, I do have my eye on a half-marathon for the fall…! I think if I am smart about training this summer and reincorporating cross-training, it’s very do-able. I do have sensitive knees and legs (prone to injury, sadly), and I’d rather be able to run for years to come then peak out after one season. I have to remind myself that I’m so new to running… I’d love to do a marathon, but I should probably run more than 5 miles (outside a race, that is!)
All that– I’m bringing yoga back! Signed up for a mini-block of classes at my favorite Baptiste-yoga studio. I’ve been really awful at incorporating home practice yoga in my routine, and I’m hoping a few studio classes will encourage me to restart that (okay, more like start). Yoga classes are just too crazy expensive for me (I should do a fuller blog post on this– the affordability of access to exercise is something I’m really interested in), but I do love the warm, soothing studio I attend.
Good weekend, definitely quieter than the past few, but plenty of sunshine and relaxation. I spent a bit of time in the bike saddle– two 12-mile rides, one Saturday, one this afternoon. I can’t decide if biking is a good cross-train for running, since it feels just as hard on my knees as running– but it sure is fun! I feel like a little kid racing down hills and powering up inclines.
So eager to get back to swimming… I might have to break down and buy a couple of swim sessions. Just don’t think I can make it until Memorial Day! (outdoor swimming pool time!)