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Fitness Updates

I think it’s clear I’m not going to update this thing weekly. I’m sorry I failed all of you. However I do have several things coming up…including… MY FIRST (REAL) PAID YOGA GIG!

One of my old co-workers got a new job at a different company – and they happen to have an after work fitness program. They were looking for a yoga teacher and he recommended me. :). I’m unsure if this is a one time thing or a weekly thing, but either way I’m stoked. Also a good networking opportunity as well, since my day job corresponds with what they do :).

In order to prepare for that, I’m hosting a yoga breakfast at our place Sunday morning. Yoga followed by some breakfast. Can you think of anything better than that?

In terms of running, my half marathon at Disneyland is in 2 weeks. Last time I updated, I talked about how I came down with plantar faciitis. Well, I stayed off my foot for about 4 weeks and then hit the ground running (literally) after that. Roughly 2 weeks ago, my plantar faciitis flared up again. I’ve been staying off it, icing, etc… But this week I just got scared and went out for 2 different 2 mile runs. (and I was ok, but I could still feel it). I had gotten up to 8 miles before I had to quit. I’m worried about losing my momentum. I am running this race no matter what. So I hope to be more prepared than not. Maybe I should go to cycling classes to keep my conditioning up. I don’t know. I’m scared.

I will say this. I may quit distance running once this half is over. Not only do I keep getting injured, but since I was training so much, I’ve been missing out on my yoga, barre, and piloxing classes. I feel in less good shape because I’m basically only working my legs.

Well see what happens.

New Goals!

Well, well, well… if it isn’t… me. I found that once I finished yoga teacher training and then failed to start a yoga business that it was quite difficult to continue updating this blog. However, I suppose the term “destination yogi” still applies. Because it’s still a destination, right?

I’m putting that attitude on hold for the moment. Because guess what? I’ve started training for a half marathon! What?! Yeah. Why would I ever do such a thing? Because they put the race at Disneyland. So… I’ll be running through the parks and wearing some cute little princess running outfit that I find on Esty. Or maybe make myself. Who knows? The race is in May, on Mother’s Day to be exact. So there’s plenty of time.

However, you have to submit a “proof of time” by February 1stĀ if you don’t want to be placed in the last corral. For a “proof of time” to need to have run at least a 10k in a timed event. I was reminded of this just about a week ago. I frantically signed up for a 10k that will be taking place… NEXT WEEKEND. The past week and a half I’ve been running like crazy. I finally got up to 4 miles… and hopefully 5 miles this weekend… and then 6 miles for the race. OK, it doesn’t seem so bad now that I’m looking at it. I’m giving myself one rest day a week. On my other “off” days I’m doing yoga or barre.

Oh yeah… I’m also going mostly vegetarian. Or “flexitarian.” Or “reducatarian.” WTF is that? Ever since the new year started I think I’ve had less than 10 meals total with meat in them. That’s pretty good for me. Honestly, it would be about 30 meals if I was eating my ‘normal’ way. Basically the school of thought is to reduce your intake of meat, eat more vegetables, and make sure the meat that you do eat is high quality. The hubby has been cooking vegetarian meals almost every night. Though last night I was so sick of beans that we had some chicken.

Do I feel better exercising and eating healthier? Maybe it’s too soon to tell. I’ve actually been having MORE trouble sleeping the past couple weeks. Is it a weird side effect? Also I’ve lost like 5 pounds. Should I be concerned or is it just water weight?

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