Ok – so I wasn’t going to post today. I’ve been loving having the weekends as a “blogging vacation.” Unfortunately, when you want to write, you just have to write. So, here I go.
Yesterday after classes, I was feeling pretty down. I’m not really sure why. I attribute it to the fact that I just had some free time with nothing to do. I tend to get like that. The second I don’t have something to do, I get lonely and think too much. It’s no fun.
Luckily, I had plans to go to a yoga studio nearby with one of my friends from high school later in the afternoon. I caught up on my TV shows, (if you haven’t watched MTV’s Catfish, you really must) and got ready for yoga.
Wow. Let me just tell you…I NEEDED yoga more than I thought. I do not stretch, ever. Probably a bad habit, but I just don’t. That being said, a lot of the moves I used to be able to accomplish a super deep stretch in were just not happening yesterday.
That didn’t matter, though. Our yoga teacher was awesome. She didn’t correct me if I was doing a pose slightly off, and she was actually soothing. It takes A LOT for me to actually relax and not think about anything for a good hour and fifteen minutes. Heck, knowing the class was that long scared me.
Guess what? The time absolutely flew by. The best part? I almost fell asleep during meditation at the end. That was great.
After yoga, I got ready to go out to dinner with a couple of my sisters. We went to my favorite restaurant downtown, Cabo Fish Taco. I LOVE this place. It was actually featured on Food Network’s Diner’s, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Which is pretty cool if you’re a Food Network nerd like me. I got the Honey Wasabi Tuna burrito on whole wheat along with copious amounts of chips, salsa, and guacamole. It was so good.
After that, we wandered around in search of tacky Christmas clothing for a social tonight. It was exactly what I needed. Sure, we weren’t doing anything too crazy (unless you count wandering around Goodwill at 9 PM crazy) but I loved it.
As for today, I slept in for a bit, used up the last of my pumpkin and made pumpkin waffles, and went out for an 8 mile trail run. I decided to actually go at tempo pace (I usually end up running faster when I plan to run tempo) and it felt awesome. I was a bit sore from all my speed work this week, but I definitely needed to get off the dreadmill and in the fresh air. I chose the perfect day, too. A high of 60 degrees on the first day of December is unheard of!
Now, I’m just sipping on an iced coffee with egg nog (tis the season!) and working on some homework! Have a great Saturday!
P.S. – This was a cool article. I’m honing all the old lingo from high school track!