Walk, Run, Walk, Yoga.

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*.

Snack & gym stuff

Snack & gym stuff

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!

 

My 2nd hand shopping find!

$5.99…SERIOUSLY!!!

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.

A bag of diapers and my Yoga mat...that's how I roll!

A bag of diapers and my Yoga mat…that’s how I roll!

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?

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31 thoughts on “Walk, Run, Walk, Yoga.

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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!”

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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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