Friday I went to yoga with the creative instructor that always changes things up. We didn’t do a downdog until at least 45 minutes into the class. I love the breath of fresh air that he brings to my practice. Also, he teaches fun arm balances. We worked on running man/scissor pose.
Yesterday (Saturday), I had a bike ride fail. I planned to go out for an hour, but once I got on the trail I found that my tires were underinflated. That, combined with the trail being wet from recent rain, made it an uncomfortable ride. I didn’t have time to go home and air up my tires, so I called it quits and headed home. I hadn’t done 30 minutes of exercise yet, so later, at a friends house, I did some outside yoga. It was HOT. I have a Manduka black mat and the sun made it almost too hot to touch after a while. I did a 20 minute flow, some handstands, and tried to do crow but I was way too sweaty. The good thing was that I was able to jump in her pool immediately afterwards and cool down!
Today I went to the Deep Stretch class at my local studio. It’s a fantastic Sunday class after exercising all week. It’s still an active class, but you do hold the poses longer. I left feeling detoxified and renewed.
Today I thought about going to the gym for some AMT, or hitting Bodypump, but a friend invited my kids and I over to her place to swim. We went and ended up staying for a long time. Swimming with two small children almost counts as a workout itself, but I guess it’s more of a mental workout than physical.
She suggested we go for a bike ride. She had two bikes and two bike trailers, so we loaded the kids up and rode for 30 minutes. I did a little over 6 miles. It wasn’t a super long ride, so I tried to find some hard hills to hit so that I was still challenging myself.
I also did my 3.5 minutes of plank and 100 pushups app. Today was the first day that I literally did 100 pushups! Also, regarding the May plank challenge, is everyone doing the yoga plank or forearm plank? I’ve been doing forearm plank. I wonder which is harder.
Tomorrow I really am going to Bodypump.