Thursday, January 30, 2014

My new best friend.... what shall I call her?

So I'm not sure the T25 is the way to go with my half marathon training.

I just don't think I'm getting the most out of the program when most of my days are spent on the treadmill.  I mean, the first 2 weeks & I hadn't gotten through the first 4 videos & you're supposed to do like 6 a week? 

Don't get me wrong.. I'm still cross training.  But I think I'm going to hold off on the T25 until I get through the race & then when I'm in that stage of "What do I do now?" the day post-race (which I do every time) - I already have my answer...

So this week, I have been doing other workouts for my cross training days (Tuesday & Wednesday).

Yesterday, I thought I would try something different - something more gentle because working out Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - my runs on Thursdays have felt like I'm trudging through 6 feet of mud...

So I did yoga yesterday.

now I'm not a huge fan of yoga.  Maybe because I'm not flexible? 

I used to be.  I used to be able to kick my leg over my head without even thinking of it.  Now, I'm good to get my leg over my waist without grabbing my hamstrings.

Side note - I totally jacked up my hamstrings when I was younger & in martial arts starting me down the road to knee problems...

But this past weekend, we were out at Big Lots & came across a clearance bin.  They had all sorts of yoga stuff an extra 50% off.  I went ahead & got a new mat, because let's face it, with a puppy in the house, its any minute that my exercise mat is going to be chewed into oblivion. Then I found something I've been wanting to get for awhile but didn't want to spend the money...

a yoga block...

It was on clearance for $4.00 - I spent $4.00 on Starbucks & drink it in 5 minutes. I can buy this.

Let me tell you - it made a WORLD of difference in my yoga last night.  I stretched but didn't feel off balanced because my hand wouldn't reach the ground.  I felt stronger in my stances letting me get deeper into them... it was amazing what a little piece of square foam can do.

Its now my friend & I have to now name her...

Let's just hope my puppy also doesn't love my new friend....


  1. Love me some Big Lots!! And what a deal on the foam block...glad it is working out for you! Now go put it on top of the refrigerator so Harvey doesn't see it...or better yet...IN the refrigerator...ha!!

  2. Nice deal!! I started yoga not too long ago and have been really enjoying it. I haven't used the blocks with it before though - only accessory I have is a yoga mat!

  3. I love Big Lots, can't beat their deals. I am a yoga fan but I never get to do it due to mine and my gym's schedule conflicts haha.

  4. You got some great deals! I had to laugh about the puppy comment because every single time I get my yoga mat out my Labrador has to come lay on it. She is attracted to the foam roller too. She hasn't chewed anything yet ( thank goodness)!


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