July 15, 2012 § Leave a comment
- Monday – 75 minute vinyasa flow yoga class
- Tuesday – 3.5 mile run, 90 minute vinyasa flow yoga class
- Wednesday – 1 mile run/walk with shelter dog, 2 mile run
- Thursday – 1.3 mile run to meet up with running group, 2.2 mile run with running group, 0.66 run home from bus
- Friday – None
- Saturday – 2.5 hour yoga workshop
- Sunday – 5.0 mile run
I tried to add in more yoga this week, including a workshop! The runs were mostly what was called for in my training plan.
Most memorable event of the week: The yoga workshop I attended on Saturday was great (and is so far the only thing I can cross off my summer bucket list)! It was called “Hands to Earth” and it focused on arm balances mostly with a bit of inversion practice. This is where I am looking to evolve my practice the most as it has not been until recently that I have even been very capable of getting off the ground. The workshop was taught by John Vitarelli of Dhyana Yoga and emphasized proper forms of chaturanga, upward dog, and downward dog as being the basis of any arm balance or inversion. So of course this workshop was rather intense! I definitely have never stayed in chaturanga for such a long time in my life. Aside from the progress in more commonly performed arm balances like crow and firefly, I got to see some progress in others that are less likely to be thrown into the normal vinyasa flow class. We did eka pada bakasana II and it felt amazing to find that I could actually go up into it and stay! So amazing that I have just been doing it randomly around my apartment ever since.
Best thing I ate: I have been preparing meals a lot at home, but haven’t had the desire to prepare much so hardly anything seems to stick out. Boring.
Best thing I drank: I went to a bottle share hosted by Philly Beer Scene and Philly Tap Finder and got to have tastes of many great beers. I was pretty nervous about going as I really did not know anyone who would be there and I feel at beer events people kind of stick to who they know. Then again it also tends to be heavy on the male presence, not that there weren’t some females there, but I just always feel a bit odd when I’m so in the minority. Admittedly, I’m terrible at striking up a conversation with others and as much as I said to myself I would try I felt a little overwhelmed. I realize this is turning into a story of my social awkwardness rather than a recap of the best thing that I drank. Ah well. Anyway, everyone brought some really great stuff, much of which you can’t find here in PA and/or stuff that has been cellared and held onto for a while. I used to buy far more bottled beer and share it with others in the past, but lately I don’t really know anyone who is into it anymore so it was a great way to get to do something like that again. There are talks of this being an ongoing even so hopefully I will participate in more in the future. Here is a photo of some of the aftermath (I really need to get better with this photo thing, and blogging in general):