Runner’s Yoga and 101

Monday night I was supposed to have a soccer game at 10pm and it was storming outside. Of course, what else does it do in Nova Scotia in April??? We had a freezing rain / snow storm hit us and it was nasty! I was watching online for our game to be cancelled all day….but  nope, it was still on. Around 8pm we got a message on FB that said the other team cancelled and therefore we won. We also got notified that we came first in the division…and the playoffs begin next week! Giddy up!

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In my last post I wrote about numbers. I had a lot of great numbers last month so you may be wondering what the “101” number stood for??? My favourite guess was: 101 kisses from my girls (awww….too cute).  In fact, 101 was the number of kilometers I ran in March! Or, 62.75 miles for you miles people 😉

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Back to Monday night: I decided to run 10k since I had run 90km in total for the rest of the month. I really wanted to get to 100km but my soccer game was originally standing in my way. When it got cancelled I put on my running gear and jumped on “The Beast”. We had a date of 10 kilometers. I watched the Mentalist and Ellen so the time went by fairly well. I texted my husband around 6k and he gave me the thumbs up. The rest of the run went like this.

Me: Just past 6k.

Saï: Brilliant. Keeping on going to 10 ? (because I wasn’t 100% sure at the beginning)

Me: Trying for it.

Saï: Fantastic. Keep up the good work.

Me: 🙂  (it’s hard to type and run at the same time so I kept it short)

Me: 8k

Sai: Rock on! You can do it!

Between 8-10k I thought about running 11km to make it to 101. Then this text came in:

Saï: You should aim for 11, make it 101 for the month

Me: @ 10k (and walking fast at this point…my only walk break) I wrote: Not sure about another km but if did cross my mind.

First walking break right now.

Guess I’ll do one more 😉

Me: I sent him this photo

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Saï: You rock, That’s fantastic. Well done.

Me: Thanks!

I was pretty happy, extremely sweaty and feeling great!  I stretched just a little longer after that run, drank lots of water and had a post run snack (no photo).

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Tuesday I went for a quick 2 km run to shake out my legs and participate in Day 1 of the Run This Year April Challenge. Last night my legs just felt like they needed a good stretch so I knew that Ashley had shared this yoga for runners workout a while back. So I did what any blogger would do, searched her blog for it 😉 And now I share it with you.

20-25 minutes later my body was happy again!

 My total number of kilometers I have run this year is 170km!

My around the world total for March is 101 plus whatever I run this month!

 What’s the highest number of km or miles you’ve run in a month?

Runners: do you do yoga ?

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17 thoughts on “Runner’s Yoga and 101

  1. My highest ran was in December 2013 with 200 and some. I was happy with that but I had also set a goal to run 5k a day.

    I have started doing yoga and happy for it. I wanted to go to the class today but the instructor was sick. So, I did some weights and core at the gym before going to work.

    Great job on your running total.

    • Wow, yes I remember you 5k a day and couldn’t figure out how you could possibly do that, lol. But now that I have a treadmill and can run more I think I could pull that off. That’s a lot of runnin 😉

    • I would love to go to a yoga class. I did that when I was pregnant with our oldest and LOVED it. Hard for me to get to classes….that’s why we got a treadmill 😉

  2. congrats on 101! Especially pushing yourself for those last 11. I love the texting and running conversation, I’ve tried it before and it is not easy to do. That yoga video is the best, it’s my go to recovery yoga!

  3. When I trained for my first marathon last year, I didn’t keep a running tally of my mileage so I really don’t know what my best month has been! I now use the Nike + app on my iPhone so it does all of the work for me 🙂 I do go to yoga and it has made a HUGE difference in my athleticism.

    101 km is amazing!

  4. 101 km! Awesome month of running, Anna! Glad my guess brought you a grin.

    I have been doing yoga twice a week throughout March – at GoodLife cause I won a one-month membership. It ended yesterday and I picked up a DVD so that I can continue to practise on my own. I am sure it will help my lower body flexibility and perhaps strength, too. Plus I do love it!

    There is a FFA named Christine Yu who blogs and is a runner and a new yoga teacher. I love her posts about yoga poses and tools and the benefits. Love, Life, Surf is her blog name.

  5. Nice set of workouts there! Oh, heck yes I do yoga. I do yoga hard! Helps keep me healthy. I think the furthest I’ve run in a month is around 150 miles, not sure how many KM’s that is, but I do like KM’s because they are usually a higher number!

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