Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Yoga, Indoor Ironman and The Weekly Chase #9

I have been wanting to try yoga for so long! I guess there is some feeling of safety in trying new things with someone else and I kept waiting for it to work out to attend with someone. Last week things finally worked out and  I met my step-sister at the Y for our first yoga class - "Gentle Yoga". I can't believe that I waited so long to try it- I LOVED IT! I am sure it sounds a little crazy but it really did help me find balance. It was also a great compliment to my weekend long run- my hips were really tight! I went back to the class by myself again this morning and once again it was wonderful. I am going to make yoga a normal part of my routine and am excited to try the other yoga classes that the Y offers!

I am happy to say that I have completed another Ironman! This is the third year that Tim and I have participated in the Y's Indoor Ironman. We had the whole month of February to complete the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run. I have had the swim and run portions (plus some) done for a week or so but the biking was a challenge. I knocked out 6 miles on the bike this morning after yoga and I am DONE!! The bike portion is always the challenge for me but it is a great way to get some cross-training in; plus, I always like a good challenge. Now it is time to incorporate some strength training back in and focus on half/full marathon training!

 Up next is the Weekly Chase!

Here are my goals from last week:
    1. Challenge goal- Spend one-on-one time with Riley this week. Didn't happen again this week. Tim and I did have dinner one night with Riley and Aidan (Isaac was busy having a meltdown in his room). We really enjoyed the time with Riley. He was a lot of fun that night. I can't wait for more opportunities like that.
    2. Challenge goal- Send a quick note to a friend/family member to let them know they are appreciated. Done! I did this a couple of times and want to make this more of a habit.
    3. Challenge goal- Finish reading The Five Love Languages for Children Fail! I haven't gotten back into it at all. The nights that I worked were really busy and then we were out of town over the weekend. I need to make this more of a priority this week.
    4. Journal all of my food for the week. Big fat NO! Other than when we were out of town I made better choices- I just didn't write it all down:(
    5. Foam Roll- 3 times Almost- I got 2 times in! It still hurt but not as bad as in the past.
    6. Try a Yoga class Major success!! I went to the class at the Y last week and fell in love with it. This will become a new part of my normal weekly routine!

Now here is the plan for this week:
  1. Challenge goal- Spend one-on-one time with Riley and Isaac.
  2. Challenge goal- Finish reading The Five Love Languages for Children
  3. Journal my food for the week and do a blog post to report back.
  4. Foam roll 3 times
  5. Do 3-4 blog posts this week
How are you doing on your goals? What are your goals for this week?


  1. An indoor IronMan challenge sounds so fun! Congrats! I need to do more yoga! I know it's great for runners! Good luck with your goals this week!!!

    1. Thanks Mindy! I am excited to see how the yoga will help me with my running. I am amazed at how much I am feeling it after a class!

  2. I love yoga. I don't always make time for it though. I think it will be on my list of goals starting in March... Good luck this week.

    1. If you love yoga you should make sure to get it in! Good luck getting in for March!