Monday, 19 May 2014

#BESTFOOT - Long Weekend

I don't know what it is like in your neck of the woods today, but here in Toronto it is a long weekend!!!

Which means rather than rushing through my morning workout and heading to work, I got to sleep in and slowly make my way to one of the most amazing, energetic, challenging, and restorative Vinyasa Yoga classes that I have been to in a long time. I mentioned last week that one of my goals for this month is to practice more yoga, and since I had the day off today I figured that would be the perfect way to start my week/end my weekend. And I have to tell you, today's class did not disappoint.

This isn't a class I often do since it is at 9:30am on a Monday, but as soon as I arrived I knew I was in the right place. The class was absolutely packed, approximately 50 people had all decided to spend their holiday Monday practicing yoga. The instructor Duncan had an amazing dance-beat playlist blasting while we flowed. And the energy was supportive, encouraging, and inviting.
I was absolutely drenched in sweat when I left, but I felt amazing. I realized that sometimes in order to be able to put my BESTFOOT forward, I need to take a step back and take some time for me.

That yoga class kind of sums up my weekend, really. I have been going a mile a minute lately, and this weekend was the first time in a long time that we had absolutely NOTHING planned. My goal was just to re-balance, re-focus, relax, and get caught up on both life and training. It wasn't glamorous or really exciting, but it was just what I needed.

Last Week's Training...
Monday - 10km easy Run
Tuesday - REST DAY
It was supposed to be a speed workout, but I got caught up at work and missed running with my group. I took it as a sign that I was meant to stay home.
Wednesday - 15km with 4x1 mile repeats in the AM
                   - 1st baseball game of the season, except it got rained out after only 3 innings
Thursday - REST DAY
Friday - 12km Run + Ab Circuit
Saturday - 1000m Swim with 20 lengths arms-only, followed by 10 minutes in the Sauna
              - Goodlife's 55min RPM Spin Class
Sunday - 18km long run with the Hubby

How was your weekend? 
What do you do to restore the balance to your life?
Love Your Favourite Darwinian Fail,
Krysten