No time for preambles today, because this blog post should have been up hours ago. Strolling into the house at 2:00 am this morning, I decided to prioritize sleep over writing. What’s this?… Out until 2:00 am on a school night, Nancy? Why yes! I had a wonderful little getaway from Friday to Sunday. But I’m getting ahead of myself! First there was some sweating…
Sun Sep 7:
Strength: Fitness Blender’s At Home 10 Minute Butt & Thigh workout
Walking/House-hunting (still no luck)
FitBit Stats: 11,082 steps
Mon Sep 8:
Yoga: Namaste Yoga: Benefits of Yoga Series #197: The Sacred Mantra of Your Breath. This one focused on breath control, which I’m keenly interested in, as I know the difference between a good run and a horrible run is oftentimes an issue with my breath. Yoga Asanas/Postures: Reclined Side Bend, Knees Bent Pelvic Rocking, Knee to chest pose, reclined twist, Cat, Gate, Standing Forward Fold, Downward facing dog, Supported Bound Angle, as well as a hand-body Mudra.
Power Walk: 3.1 miles / 5 km
Strength: Fitness Blender’s Tank Top Arms workout
FitBit Stats: 10,047 steps
Tues Sep 9:
Yoga: Namaste Yoga: Benefits of Yoga Series #198: Digestion Assimilation and Elimination. I’ve had a sensitive stomach for as long as I can remember, so the focus on digestion and elimination was of interest to me. Especially when Maria’s post about her free birthday meal disaster reminded me of MANY similar incidents I’ve had. 🙂 Yoga Postures/Asanas: Knee to chest pose, Knee Down Twist, Reclined Hero’s Pose, Alternate Nostril Breathing, Boat Pose, Child’s Pose, Pyramid Pose, Triangle to Revolved Triangle, Palm Tree Pose, Waist Rotating Pose, Locust, Revolved head beyond knee pose and a Pushan Mudra
Plus a bunch of walking…
FitBit Stats: 10,699 steps
Wed Sep 10:
Run: 3.1 miles / 5 km outdoor run using a 2 min walk, 2 min run pace.
FitBit Stats: 11,942 steps
Thurs Sep 11:
Yoga: Namaste Yoga Benefits of Yoga Series #200: Transformation. This was a beautiful practice, and one that was perfectly timed after a week of very introspective, soul-baring posts about my personal journey. Yoga Postures/Asanas: Sleeping Pigeon, Dying Warrior, Backbending Pigeon, Skull Shining Breath, Eagle Pose, Warrior One, Warrior Three, Warrior Two, Humble Warrior, Breath of Joy, Downward Facing Dog, Cow’s Face pose and a Mudra for Transformation.
After which I packed my bags and drove to Buffalo, NY to spend the night. It made a 6:25 am flight out of Buffalo a lot easier to take. Sadly, this meant I didn’t get much walking in so my step count was horrible.
FitBit Stats: 4,968 steps <– Horrible! (But boy, I sure would make up for it the next 3 days…)
Fri Sep 12:
Lots and lots and lots of walking! There was airport walking (Buffalo and Atlanta) and then there was Charleston walking, because… I MADE IT TO CHARLESTON FOR MY WEEKEND TRIP TO SEE ANDRA WATKINS! As you may recall, I was the lucky winner of a contest Andra ran last spring to launch her debut novel, To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis. I won’t steal my own thunder from a future blog post dedicated to recapping my trip to Charleston. Suffice to say I walked. And I walked. And I walked some more.
FitBit Stats: 19,606 steps
Sat Sep 13:
More Charleston Walking! And eating! Lots of eating! (Which is why it’s good that I got so many steps in…) 🙂
FitBit Stats: 17,964 steps
This was a pretty hectic week. Final stretch on the home renovations plus the 3 day getaway meant very few 7-8 hour sleep nights. This coming week will be a challenge, with the giant purge today, to make way for the painters to do their magic the rest of this week. When it’s all done, I’ll surely require a few nights of ‘catch-up sleep’ to make up for lost zzz’s. ‘ Til then…