I did it. I found number nine on my 9 in ’09 list! Here are the first 8:
Things I have never done but want to in ’09
- RACE! [my first half marathon (May 10th 2009); my first 5k (March 29th)...etc]
- Run 1,000 miles in 2009
- Visit a new country (we are thinking Ireland this year)
- Start an online bakery
- Raise over $2,500 for Cancer research
- Renovate our new house (e.g., learn how to install hardwood, do basic repairs, etc)
- Start working on my first cookbook
- Secure a BIG ($$$) contest giveaway on Oh She Glows
What is number 9 you ask?
- Learn and practice YOGA!
Last night, I ordered my first Yoga DVD. Ok, not my first. I had one in university, but the DVD sucked and the lady was really creepy.
After taking all of your suggestions into account and doing lots of research on the reviews on Amazon, I decided to order Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga.
The general consensus of the reviews was that if you can put up with Bryan’s tight jeans, long hair, and open shirts (lol), you will find yourself with the best yoga DVD collection out there. Bryan is said to be, “very patient and persistent. His comments are encouraging and reassuring.”
He realizes that everyone is at a different level.
Apparently, his yoga is a bit tough for beginners, but I’ve always liked a challenge. :)
I hope that I will really enjoy adding yoga to my routine! I think it will be a nice compliment to running and weight training.
I was sooo tired last night. So very tired. I read my Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide in bed and konked out. I got more stiff last night as the day went on, and I was pretty sure that I was going to take the day off of exercise today.
And when I woke up this morning there was no way in hell I was exercising! My body was telling me it needed a rest day. So I gladly listened to it and got some more sleep to boot!
I am sure I will be raring to go for a run tomorrow morning! :) The beauty of rest days is that it really makes you crave your workouts the next couple of days.
Breakfast was easy & delicious this morning:
- Nature’s Path Spelt cereal
- nature’s Path Flax Plus (Pumpkin Raisin flavour)
- 1/2 a banana
I’m off to work for a 2-day workweek! Not too shabby :) One day til Friday!!
Does anyone have any fun plans this weekend?