Testing the Waters

18 Apr

Okay, so I know that I said that I wasn’t going to do any running this week in efforts of healing my IT band, but I couldn’t stop myself from taking the ol’ legs out for a test spin Monday night.

I was riding my yoga high when Donnie came home from work and said that he was going to run one mile. Yes, that’s correct. ONE mile. He is currently coming back from an almost-stress fracture in his foot and is starting on his long road back to recovery … one quarter of a mile at a time.

Wanting to be the ever supportive girlfriend and feeling good from my yoga, I volunteered to go with him. I brought along our pug, Tank to make sure we didn’t go further than that. Pugs aren’t exactly runners, but this one is always looking to run some laps in.

We didn’t run far, and my legs were feeling tip top. However, I’m going to stick to my plan and do yoga instead of my run tomorrow just to make sure. And it looked like we wore Tank out. He was napping soon after we returned.

Yesterday morning, I woke up and did another yoga class from YogaVibes.com in the Yoga for Runners series. This time I took the class appropriately named Yoga for Runners. Like the day before, I set up shop in the Florida room and it was perfect. Our Florida room has two of the four walls covered with windows so you almost feel like you’re outside. And as I was doing my breathing, the sun was rising and the birds were chirping. It was amazing.

I went to work feeling completely relaxed. At one point we had a meeting where my boss brought up something that normally gets me stirred up. But yesterday I just sat and smiled and said “I did yoga this morning. You’re not going to get me riled up today. ” Ha!

How’s your week going so far?


4 Responses to “Testing the Waters”

  1. Faith @ For the Health of It April 18, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    Love what you told your boss – how did he respond to that?

    • Hemarie April 18, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

      With a chuckle. It was all good fun. 🙂

  2. Carolina @ Peas in a Blog April 20, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    I’m feeling a little under the weather so I’m stocking up on vitamin C, sleep & good food before the half, trying to keep my morale up!

    • Hemarie April 21, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

      Hopefully you sweat some toxins out this morning and you’ll be feeling gooooooood tomorrow morning!

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