My back, abs, and arms are sore. This lactic-acid infused Friday seems to be a recurring theme here! And, on a side note, I did hold side-crow for a few seconds on one side – small progress, but I will take it.
Another side note, there’s a small announcement to make…
The Winners! are:
Whew, that was a lot of random number generating.
Thanks for participating!! Ladies, please send your mailing addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org . Your prizes will go out asap!
Ryding and Lifting
D joined me and 10 other lululemon gals for a Qi Ryders class yesterday morning! We signed ourselves up for a good 50 minutes of ryding, having no idea what else was in store. Spin bikes that move should be enough of a challenge, yes?
Um, hold on….OFF the bike? Uh oh…
The class then spent ~20+ minutes rotating through the following: plank + running in place (with our feet in TRX suspension handles), partner sit-ups, boxing (fun! But ouch), arm balancing, wall-sits, step-ups (30 on each leg x 2…feel the burn), tricep dips, and Pull-ups.
Don’t rest, because if you think about relaxing there’s no coming back!
We got back on the bikes for some Spin action and finally got to the cool-down.
That’s one way to wake up!
I followed up that with some Hot Yoga last night; besides some at-home stretching, me and that mat had missed each other for a few days too long. Alex uses a style similar to Bikram for these classes – standing, balancing, then back strengthening before finally laying and resting.
We really focused on that back strengthening thing, and I’m really feeling it today. Combined with my sore-core, perhaps I’ll stand a little taller during a run this morning!
How have you been sweating this week?
I’m back in Colorado, about to head out on the snow-packed sidewalks again. So, as a reminder that Spring and summer will eventually get here and I’ll eventually get warm sunshine again, I bring you one last beach scene…
Here’s hoping that sun makes it north and melts this winter stuff.