A New Year…Hello Again, Yoga!

I’m getting a slow start thanks to winter weather, but that’s nothing new and I won’t worry too much until we get into February.

As I mentioned in my last post, my spring goal race is the Sybil Ludington 50k in April, so I’m technically already in training. I hate hate hate 16-week plans, though. It’s just too long for me and I start to come unraveled mentally long before I need to. So that’s one reason I’m not in a panic over crappy weather.

I don’t generally make new year resolutions, but I kind of did this year. I am committing to yoga once per week—as in, attending a yoga class, not half-heartedly attempting a video version at home. I went to yoga class twice a week for several years, but I stopped around the same time I started running. (just a coincidence that had to do with my teacher, not because of running) My body needs the yoga and I’ve known it for a long time and it’s just ridiculous that I haven’t done anything about it before now.

I shopped around and found a new year deal at a studio called Yoga People that is convenient to my subway lines. I’ve already been to one class and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The studio was nice, everyone was friendly, and I really liked the teacher, so I’m looking forward to going back. I think class once a week is doable, especially since I typically run four days a week and I’ll be adding a fifth day once a month.

If anyone reads this, I’d love to hear how you incorporate yoga and running, if you do. Namaste!

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