Daily Archives: May 20, 2009

Jackson Makes Me Feel Better

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                         “With a new attitude everything can change, make it how you want it to be”

You have to love that Life’s What You Make It Miley Cyrus song?  Am I a freak/teeny-bopper for just admitting I embrace some of her songs? Whatever! N*SYNC For Life is pretty much my life motto! I was having a very rough, emotionally draining day today. There is a lot going on in my life right now that is just out of my control, yet in my control and unknowing and unyielding  and I am having a rough time with it. It’s complicated, but songs like that speak to me sometimes. I went out for my 30 minute easy run (sticking to my training schedule) and that song made me feel a lot better. I am one of those people that the lyrics always speak to me. If I like the lyrics, and I can relate to the song, it makes it that much better for me. Also, its so funny to watch my different paces while running when different songs come on. Miley’s song totally makes me pick up my pace, while others slow me down. I do it without even realize I am doing it, until I look down at my Garmin and the pace is so different from what I think I am actually doing.

blog 119I came home from my run and did Polly’s Yoga for Yummy Abs. I really liked it. I very much enjoy the quick and to the point 10 minute videos. I had to do the video, however, with Jackson try to lick the sweat off me. I am down on the mat, doing the poses, and he is licking the bottom of my leg, and the top of my head when I am laying down. It is hard to concentrate with a puppy trying to give you love! blog 118

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Polly’s Yoga IS Yummy!

Today according to my training schedule for my Half Marathon, called for 3 minutes hard run and 1 minute easy run – 10 times. So I had about a 30+ minute challenging workout in front of me. I did a little warm up jog and away I went. I have been doing speed interval training for a while now. I heart Jay Blahnik. Have I told you that before? I think I have. He is ‘my’ Nike running  training coach. He has me doing 30, 45, 60, 75 and 90 second sprints, with rests in between and he whispers motivational words in my ear. I love it. If you aren’t training with something like this, I swear you are missing out.

Anyways, I did 4 miles at various speed/sprint intervals. They are tough because I really push myself as much as I can. But I love it because I can feel myself getting faster, and you gotta love that feeling!

I have been reading about Polly’s yoga videos for some time now, specifically the Yoga For Runners and I decided that after my speed training, and my soreness from the Shred yesterday, today was the perfect time! The only dilemma was, I had to watch it on my tiny iPod touch screen because my computer volume wasn’t working. ha-ha.

Small screen or not, I loved it! It was only 10 minutes, but it targeted exactly what I wanted/needed it to. Polly is so warm and sweet in her video (and in her blog I read everyday), I can’t wait to try the others out! Yoga for Yummy Abs, Yoga for Healthy Knees and Shins, Yoga for Digestion, Oh My! So much to choose from, I love it. It is the perfect post-run treat. Your body will thank you for it.

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