This was definitely a trying week. I’ve been feeling like I piled a little too much on my plate between working full time, teaching yoga, taking 2 classes and trying to keep up with my own yoga practice and running.
At times this week I literally felt like I was drowning and right when I thought I might catch my breath of course my car doesn’t start when I’m rushing out of the house to teach a 7am yoga class!
I tried my best to step back, breathe and keep things in perspective and when Jason and I ran down to the beach to finish off our 10 mile run on Saturday I was immediately reminded of how lucky we are to be living somewhere we love and to have the opportunity to be working towards some huge goals.
Monday – 1 hour yoga class (and taught 1 hour yoga class)
Tuesday – rest
Wednesday – 5 miles Falmouth Track Club Workout
So glad to finally get back to a FTC workout, I really love them and hope I’ll be able to start making it regularly again!
Thursday – rest (taught 2 yoga classes)
Taught my first Yoga for Athletes class this week! You can read my post about the benefits of yoga for athletes HERE!
Friday – 90 minute yoga class
Spent most of the rest of the day studying – so much work to do!
Saturday – 10 mile run (it finally felt like spring!)
Sunday – 1 hour gentle yoga class & 3 mile run
Weekly Mileage – 18 miles
2015 Mileage – 250 miles
I’m glad (and surprised!) I got in as much running and yoga as I did this week between all the school work I’ve had to do and not having a car towards the end of the week. My 10 mile run on Saturday felt great – maybe it was the gorgeous weather (finally!), but a good long run was long overdue for me!
I have to admit that when I was feeling overwhelmed this week getting on my yoga mat really helped me to relax and keep things in perspective.
Maddie’s so cute! I’ve got a similar picture with my cat. I was studying for possible certification last year and Allie put herself between me and the book. She wasn’t going to leave until I gave her attention.
Haha, exactly…Madison’s like ,”umm, hello?! Pay attention to ME!”
I know how you feel! I sat down on my couch after a busy couple weeks and realized it had been so long since I had a moment to just relax!
That is exactly how I feel! I’m looking forward to a weekend when I’m not running in 5 different directions and can just take some time to re-charge!
Totally been there. But you’re right, as much as I sometimes want to complain because I have too much work, it’s physically (and mentally!) difficult to log training runs/get to karate, etc…I do sometimes have to take a step back and realize that I’m fortunate to have these “problems!”
Glad you had such an awesome 10-miler; the spring-like temps these weekend were gorgeous but definitely threw me for a little bit of a loop because it was such a drastic difference from the arctic conditions I’ve been training in all these months!
Haha, I had that problem too – the first “warm-ish” day I wore a long sleeve shirt to run and was totally sweating! It’s always a bit of an adjustment when the weather changes each season!
(Madster): “Um, Mom? Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom! Mom! MOM! MOM! MOOOOOOOMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!! STOP IGNORING ME!!!!
Yup! She’s basically saying, “why are you petting that book and not me??”
I have a hard time relaxing. I resort to video games a lot–mindless entertainment. I really should get back to yoga…
Yoga is really the only time my mind really let’s go and relaxes, I definitely practice yoga for the mental benefits as much as the physical!