If a dog can do it, you can do it.
Water; it’s all you’ll ever need.
healthy afternoon snack whilst I’m at work…15 grapes and 10 strawberries… looks like I have loads though doesn’t it?! Yay for fruit and healthy things :)
I go to a Moksha Yoga studio here in London and I’d like to share the benefits of committing yourself to a yoga practice.
- increased flexibility
- better balance
- increased fitness
- breath awareness
- less water retention
- depression (melatonin is released)
- insomnia (melatonin is released)
- stress reduction
- back/knee pain
- poor digestion and constipation
I challenge you to do a full 7 days of hot yoga (or non heated yoga). It can be any type that you’d like to do but try the hot yoga at least twice.
I will never cease to be amazed by this video. It gets me every time.
After deciding to not go for a BQ on my first marathon just over a month ago I decided to train for a 4:15-4:20 time.
The expo was great, met lots of runners, Katherine Switzer, and just amazing people over all. I walked around Toronto with my mum and had a delicious meal at East Sides. We head back to the Hilton to relax, watch the Rock game on the telly and then get a good nights sleep. My sleep sucked though however.
Race morning, I didn’t get to start with the breakfast I wanted, only downfall of the Hilton was that they didn’t have breakfast set up early for us runners. Mum and I head to the start and I’m feeling a good. A stop in the bush 5 minutes to go with a fellow runner and a kiss from my mum and we were off.
It was surreal, so many people and the weather couldn’t have been any better! I was on pace for my 4:15-4:20 when this old man came up beside me. We had a little chat asking if it was my first marathon and then continued to say that he didn’t run his first until he was 62. I asked him how old he was and.. 83. This old man was 83 years old. He then continued to tell me how he woke up at 1 am to ride his bike for 95k and then get to the start of the race. I asked if he was training for an Ironman and he said you betcha. This man became my inspiration.
So far so good… I hit the 21k mark at 2 hours and continued on. At 26k, disaster struck. A cyclist passing a group of cyclists crashed into me, causing me to go flying with him and the bike landing on top of me. Medical rushed over after a runner had called up ahead and I had so many nice things to say to the cyclist. I don’t think I ever cussed so much in my life. Medical didn’t want me to keep going and I tried to convince them that I was fine and they didn’t believe me, so during a painful 2k, they finally agreed to let me finish… I lost an hour in time due to the collision and the walk but I finished in 5:17.
I’m just happy I finished with my friends and mum at the finish. I found out my friend came 5th with a new PB!
I decided to take my shoes off because I was ready to put my sandals on and the right foot had a nasty blister forming on it. I didn’t even get my left shoe off when a sudden rush of pain hit me. A 7 layer open blister was on the inner sole of my foot and it was the most excruciatingly painful thing I’ve had in a long while. That pain is still there but it’s getting better and I can walk with my full foot on the ground now. I also received a massive sunburn, but that doesn’t bother me.
Overall it was a great experience and I can’t wait for the next one!
Was rewarded with drink recipes from Nike Training Club app. Thought I’d share with y’all :)
Crying like a baby after watching this.
Toronto Marathon this weekend. I’ve scrapped my Boston goal as I won’t have time with school so I’ve decided to just go with a sub 3:50 and to just enjoy the experience. I haven’t decided where I want to go with my running yet. I want to go into ultra but at the same time I’d love to stick with the marathons.
Also, as of Monday, I will be doing hot yoga at least 4 times a week. It’s something I’ve wanted to get back into quite a bit.
Since I’ve been back home, my body is going back to normal.
I have written down some posts for the week and am excited to share with all of you!
I am so excited to be home on Friday
And by home, I mean back in good ole’ Ontario on my farm.
I can eat fresh produce, fresh eggs, bagged milk, and get back to work and live my extremely busy and healthy summer months.
Also, just the fact I’ll have food because I don’t have any groceries and have eaten out (healthily, mind you)