I have read from some other people in blog-land that they enjoy the combination of running and yoga. I really like to give credit where credit is due, but I just can’t seem to find the blog where I read this. Maybe it was in the comments. Or maybe I made it up.
Anyways, getting out of bed this morning was a bit of a struggle, but I ended up with a great workout! I decided to hit snooze an extra time and workout at home instead of going to the gym. (note to self: the extra 15 minutes of sleep was really nice…should probably do this more often) I ran for about 35 minutes on the treadmill in the basement while I watched The Office on DVD. Then I got out this yoga DVD that the Mr. and I bought about a year ago and have only done once:
I enjoyed it when I did it before, but I have the same problem with yoga that I think a lot of runners/cardio-obsessed have: it doesn’t make me sweat. To me, pumping heart rate + dripping sweat = workout. Today, I was already sweaty when I started the yoga, but I really really enjoyed the combo of running + yoga. I felt like my muscles got an awesome stretch and some toning at the same time. My only real gripe with this DVD is that they use this block thingy, which I obviously do not have. I’m surprised I ever committed to yoga enough to actually buy a mat, so I definitely don’t have any other yoga ‘accessories’!