The week leading up to the wedding has been busy and slightly stressful, so I’ve really had to tune into my body everyday to see what it needs. I‘ve gone back to the basics for comfort- yoga, running and old SNL video favorites. Running helps my mind to go blank and eases off some stress and yoga calms my soul and frees up any sort of tension my body has been feeling. They are truly the best combination for my body. Oh and Cheri Oteri is just good for the ol’ soul!
Day 303: 5.5 mile run to and around Washington Park.
Day 304: Core Power Yoga, Level 2 Power Vinyasa Flow.
Day 305: One hour walk with Mike. The reason we decided on this walking path was because we both wanted chocolate from a nearby store. We collectively decided that our bodies needed a break and this was going to be our joint workout for the day. I recommend this to anyone 🙂
Day 306: This morning I got up at 6 a.m. for a 5 mile run around the park. I am really glad that this is not a daily occurrence for me because it’s hard to muster up the energy needed for that kind of run so early. If you are one of those people who can do that everyday, I envy that in you…oh. so. much.
Day 184: I am so stoked about the class that I took this morning that I had to write about it ASAP. We had Bonza Bodies owner, Jamie Atlas, come into our lululemon athletica store in Cherry Creek to teach a bootcamp class with some serious Australian flair. I have done a lot of bootcamps, but this one really took the fun cake. Not only was it hard, it was educational, hilarious and high energy. Jamie’s (large) presence made me want to exert more effort and watching 20 of my co-workers enjoying their sweat sessions made it even more memorable.
Sneaky Jamie walked around and secretly* videotaped us going through circuits. Here is the video for your viewing pleasure:
*I say secretly because I did not notice him run by. I would have at least tried not to look so exhausted doing the side step lunges if I knew the paparazzi was coming!*
It’s been snowing in Denver for over 24 hours and it’s still coming down like crazy! I don’t think I have ever been in a snowstorm like this before and the excitement that I was feeling reminded me of being a little kid. Obviously my workout for the day was going to be playing in the snow for as long as I could.
Mike and I walked around the neighborhood, had a snowball fight, kicked snow at the other person, pushed each other into large banks and raced along the snow packed streets. Before we became adults, this is how we sweat when we were kids- we played. Today, we played. I highly encourage you to play the way that you used to before we forgot how. Playing is the original working out. Go back to your roots, get outside, run, laugh, smile, play and love.