1) Anne P & I put in another run on the trails this morning.
When DC spoils us with a few slightly less humid days, my body quickly acclimates and refuses to accept the Norm (the Norm = uncomfortably humid, 24/7). Let’s just say that the extra towel I brought for the car ride home? Soaked. My seats? Sort of dry, thanks to that. My shirt? Didn’t make it to mile 1, before it was wrapped around my neck and used as a sweat-wiper.
We took a walk-break at the turnaround to let our body temperatures try and figure out what we were doing. That included, we got in a good 5 miles in 49:40.
2) I took another break with a Vinyasa Yoga Class at noon, yesterday. With a lot going on this week, I needed something to press “pause”; something to take my mind off the tasks on my to-do list, good-byes, projects & boxes.
It’s safe to say that those 60 minutes were exactly what the Yogi ordered. Every time I closed my eyes to zone out, my mind went straight to a vivid image of the Rockies; everything else was gone.
I know, how very “Zen”, right? Good job, mind! I owe those 60 minutes to you. And Olga, the Yogi. If you’re in DC, go to Stroga, and go to Olga! You’re welcome.
Has anyone else recently discovered Yoga? What about Ashley’s All Over Yoga? Next to the bici (aka Bike), this is my new favorite Cross training activity. I’m excited to keep it up and improve some poses. I’m also dead set on tackling crow & headstands. You will not defeat me, gravity!
3) In case yoga doesn’t do the trick, my arms and legs will officially be overworked by the time we depart DC on Saturday morning. Packing up is no easy feat!
Besides getting everything safely into boxes, trying to decide what we “need” right now, and trying to remember where I stashed something (too early) that needs to be unearthed, we’re also trying to consume all perishable pantry items! In hindsight, the trip to TJ’s last Sunday may not have been entirely necessary. But, when we’re on the road with extra apples, pretzel sticks, grapes, grapefruits, carrots, blue corn chips, CLIF bars, Luna bars, mixed nuts/trail mix, nutella & peanut butter (uh oh), and mini dark-chocolates, I’m sure we’ll be glad we stocked up…right?
Well, in any event, if we get stuck at least we have enough to fuel a small army. Geeze.