That’s what I’ve been up to. I feel like a lazy bum most of the time but I’m getting lots of other things done: laundry, cleaning, reading – which is kinda nice.
I sure do miss running lots of kilometers. I even updated my log book and I’m only at 19 km this month and am sure I won’t increase that number by too much. Good news, back to Physio tomorrow!!!
Saturday, I managed to hit up the gym and it was great. Walked for 10 minutes, ran for 10 minutes and then a cool down. I know, I know, that wasn’t necessarily a kilometer ran but my head just wouldn’t function to calculate kilometers to miles. I knew one kilometer is around .60 of a mile but I just couldn’t figure it out. So I just gave up and ran for 10 minutes straight…pain free and at a snails pace 😉 FYI – 1 km = .62 of a mile <– That’s what I couldn’t figure out on a Saturday afternoon *shakes head*.
I also did some yoga, stretching and planks in their studio, followed by some upper body weights. Overall, it was just nice to be moving again and I loved how it wasn’t busy at this location. It probably helped that it was 3:30 in the afternoon – apparently not many women go to women-only gyms Saturday afternoons!
One other thing I did on Saturday was quickly hit up Target and some second-hand shopping. Don’t mind my face, I was just a little excited to find this MEC (similar to REI) fleece jacket in perfect condition. It’s kinda old school but I love it! When you find a gem like this you just can’t leave it behind! Sunday was spent with my brother and SIL and then we drove home.
Monday was supposed to be my “run” day but I decided to go to Hatha Flow Yoga class during my lunch break. Oh man, I felt like a beginner in this class. (PS – Not saying a beginners is a bad thing…I just felt out of place). At one point my left arm was shaking some much from holding a pose that I though the instructor was going to come over and say “Umm, you might want to pack in it”. I felt like I didn’t know what I was doing until the end. I was a pile of sweat and it wasn’t from the heater in the room. I did feel amazing once I got back to my office though!
Can you calculate km to miles or miles to km faster in your head?
Ever feel like a beginner in a class?
What’s your favourite type of yoga class?
31 thoughts on “Walk, Run, Walk, Yoga.”
I usually end up trying to figure things out in terms of distance while I am running, and so that usually keeps me occupied for a while as I deal in circular thinking when I run, lol. So quickness is likely not there…
I try to do the same but it just wasn’t happenin’ 🙂
I have a conversion app which helps so much! It does everything from distance to volume to temperature. Very handy, I use it a ton!
I have one too but I left my phone in the locker, it’s my work phone so I don’t use many apps on it. I do use the conversion app all the time though!
I have had many a run where I spend it converting miles to kilometers or vice versa. Great way to spend a little bit of time. Glad you are able to get some activity in. If it is any consolation last May and June I barely ran any miles due to an Achilles injury. But by July I was back to 200 a month. I remember thinking when I looked at my log that I would never run again, but it really did pick back up.
It’s actually really nice that I’m able to do something, I think I would have a really hard time not doing anything at all! That’s a lot of running you did post injury – thanks for the motivation!
Some days I am right on with the calculations from miles to km, but then on other days I feel a little like a space cadet and it takes me longer than I’d like to admit….I usually end up getting out my calculator…lol. Most calculations are done on the run when I’m saying “Only X more miles to go!”
It really hard for me to run in miles….I just can’t get my head around it 😉
You’ll never go wrong choosing more yoga! Good call. And I have an easier time moving km to miles in my head.
I’m sure it was entertaining for the instructor to watch me. I really should give myself a little more credit but I felt out of place for at least 60% of the class.
Good for you for still working out even though you can’t run right now…I always find it hard to stay motivated when I’m injured.
I think strictly in miles…unless it’s an easy conversion like 5k or 10k.
and yes, I feel like a beginner in almost every exercise class I’ve gone to!
It’s easy to sit and do nothing but I really don’t want to lose what I’ve built up and the only way to get stronger is to rest and use my muscles wisely. I actually have printed a miles to km chart can usually convert but I simply just couldn’t do it Saturday, ha ha!
Doesn’t sound lazy to me at all! You are doing what you can with an injury and that’s the best you can do.
True! It’s hard not working out to the level you are normally accustomed to!
Probably KM to miles, but only when it comes to race distances. Otherwise I am TERRIBLE at doing that! I definitely felt like a beginner when I started Pump class, but now I feel like a pro. 😉 My favorite yoga? ANYTHING HOT! (The hotter the better!)
Good job keeping moving despite your injury!
Oh, put me in a pump class and it would be even worse! (Though I really want to try it) I also want to try hot yoga just have to find the time to get to an evening class which is challenging these days.
I can definitely calculate KM to miles faster, because the metric system makes a lot more sense. I love hot yoga, especially if it’s not bikram but a difficult hot vinyasa.ashtanga class. 🙂
I think Vinyasa is my favourite so far…at least I don’t feel like I’m a beginner in that class. 🙂
I am so bad at math. Lol. I need a calculator to do anything kind of math. Ugh. But kilometres make a little more sense than miles.
I usually use a converter on my phone but couldn’t take it in the gym area with me. I felt so uncomfortable running in miles 😉
Love the MEC fleece. I have a retro pair of MEC fleece snow pants that I just love. I found them retro years back and I’m still wearing them (10 yrs). Great dog walking pants. I convert km to miles and miles to km all the time in my head. About the only exercise my brain gets. I went to yoga on Friday and the instructor was doing some moves I’d never seen. I felt like a newbie and just sat there and watched while the rest of the class was all into it. Oh well. My “runners” hips just don’t move very well. That’s my excuse.
The MEC fleece is perfect. I’m a big fan of their older stuff – last longer and more durable, doesn’t shrink like some fleece’s I have now.
I’m glad I’m not the only one that feels lost in a yoga class! I need to figure out how to move from an easy pose to the more challenging ones. I managed to do so with the crow pose but fell flat on my face…at least I tried!
That fleece was a great find! I love those kind of shopping days. I have really only ever taken vinyasa…I think. To be honest, I don’t know what the difference is, only that I’ve enjoyed all the yoga classes I’ve taken. I always feel like a newb in yoga though, because there is always some pose I can’t get into.
It was a great find! I honestly don’t know the difference in yoga classes until I ask the instructor .
I can do miles to km faster. As for feeling like a beginner in class… I guess that depends on the class! I did Bikram yoga for a month and loved it except for the membership cost- hence I only did it for a month! And I felt like a beginner every single day, because man it was tough 🙂 Miss yoga!
I hear ya on the fees! It’s $12 a class or $50 for 5 class card pass. I really like going to a class once a week, I think I get more of out it then I do with my DVD’s at home.
Yeah just turn up the heating and you’re almost there!
Sweet find! Don’t you just love it when that happens? My rule is you can’t go into thrift stores looking for a specific thing, you must be open minded. Only then do the miracles happen!
Does your gym have a pool? If so, have you thought about aqua-jogging? I’ve heard that it simulates actual running better than anything else and might be a good way to get your run fix (plus some cross training!) while you are injured. Beware though, it is a whole new level of boredom
Sure do! I used to be terrible at second hand shopping and now I seem to have an open mind and go with it.
I only go to this gym when I’m visiting family (it’s an hour away) – I received a free membership. There are two indoor pools around where I live but it’s finding a babysitter when my husband is away that’s challenging. I would LOVE do to aqua-jogging! A whole new level of boredom….well you sold it right there ! ha ha!
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