I Gave Yoga a Try…

I feel like I’m finally back in the swing of things since spraining my ankle, YAY! I was worried on Monday that the storm that blew through Maryland would ruin my chances of getting a run in. I almost didn’t change into my running gear after work but at the last minute decided I might as well, besides shorts, a t-shirt and sneakers are way more comfortable than a button up shirt, skirt and heels!

Well the sky cleared up right when I reached the park and I was able to get a great run in, one of my best in a very long time! Plus on my run I saw a groundhog. I was disappointed I didn’t have my phone on me so I ran back to my car to get it hoping he would still be there when I returned, and he was! While I was at it, I had to take some selfies as well!

groundhog running

Even though I only went running one time last week it was for a good reason! The Yoga Center of Columbia was offering introductory yoga classes for my favorite price, FREE! I signed up for two classes, runner’s yoga and a basic Yoga 1. I’ve been feeling like I need to introduce more stretching and cross training into my schedule and this was the perfect way to get started.

I had never taken a yoga class before this so I had no idea what to expect before going in, but yoga involves comfy clothes so I was all about it! Each class was a great introduction to pretty basic poses and I learned a lot.

Overall, I preferred the runner’s yoga over the yoga 1 class, which makes sense, seeing as I’m a runner. The class focused more on the lower body, and it felt so good! Plus when I went running the next day I could definitely tell a difference.

I wish I could afford to sign up for yoga classes at the studio, it’s so convenient to where I live and the classes I took were great, but unfortunately part of the reason I run is because it’s cheap and doesn’t require a gym membership. However, now that I at least took a couple actual yoga classes I’m a bit more confident about doing it on my own at home. Plus who knows, maybe in the future my budget will allow for it and I’ll know exactly where to go!

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10 thoughts on “I Gave Yoga a Try…”

  1. Jillian Michaels has a yoga meltdown video on YouTube that is short (30 mins) and fantastic! I also need to incorporate it in my routine

  2. I did yoga for four years and I am soooooooo eager to go back! I have been trying to track down my old yoga teacher, but for the life of me I can’t remember her last name. 🙁 Yoga also depends a lot on the teacher as to whether you like it or not. 🙂 I think you should for sure try to work it in here and there, the core strength and balance is super helpful! Plus we could all use more muscles, right? xD

  3. Do you have a running store or a Lululemon anywhere near you? I know both of those places offer free classes from time to time! It might be worth checking out!

    I’m glad you enjoyed your experience and I love your groundhog selfies. 🙂

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