Today is actually National Yoga Day! Who knew?! However, since this past week I have done five intense vinyasa classes, I decided to take it easy and go for a run instead! Yep, that’s right….could Eat Live Run possibly be making a comeback?! 😉 I know I probably won’t run any big races again and I’m super excited to start training for the Gran Fondo (I think I’m getting my bike next week so training will officially start then!), but I’d like to be able to do some short distance runs every once in a while.
Truthfully, for the past three months I’ve been scared to death of running. My ankle is taking a heck of a long time to heal and the last time I tried to go out for a run (probably a month ago), I could only run a mile before my whole foot started throbbing in pain and I limped home. I told myself I wasn’t going to even attempt to run again until I knew I was fully recovered and in the spirit of doing one thing a day that scares you, I strapped on my Garmin and laced up my running shoes this morning.
AND IT DIDN’T HURT!!!!!! I was 100% pain free and it felt aaaamazing. I forgot what that feels like!! I was able to run two miles and it felt wonderful. What a positive start to my Saturday! When I got home, I hit the mat and did a few long downward facing dogs and hip opening stretches. Wahhooo!
Breakfast was pumpkin egg white oatmeal: