Yesterday morning started with Anusara Yoga, something my muscles haven’t been treated to in well over a week. The other thing they’ve missed? Stretching.
I couldn’t touch the ground, or even my feet, in a forward fold. Yeowch.
It quickly became clear that my routine was a little out of balance, those poses doesn’t come back as easily as I want them to!
That’s okay, Yoga. I know I need to stretch more; I know I need to take care of these muscles if I expect them to do the same for me. I still heart you, and I’ll be back more often in the coming weeks, don’t you worry.
On the other note, I got in my first run in the new ‘hood on Monday morning. Success! It was sunny, I felt hot for the first time in months (as in exhausted-hot; as in summer is definitely just around the corner!). I took it easy for what will be my new go-to 5 mile route, ending a little early and enjoying a little cool down.
4.6 miles, 38:01
This week is all about paying even closer attention to refueling – we’ve got a race to run! Summer = SMOOTHIES. Bring on that icy deliciousness! This one is about as simple as it gets:
1 cup Frozen Berries
1 cup Honey Milk (honey flavor)*
4-5 ice cubes
*This is not normally something I would buy for myself; the folks at HoneyMilk sent me some samples to pass out at the lululemon group run, and taste test. While the taste alone is way too sweet for my preferences, the protein content and short ingredient list is impressive. It was a great addition to my Smoothie!
Need-a-spoon thick, just the right amount of sweet honey flavor, and ~15g of protein! I was beyond impressed and satisfied with this little cup o’ icy goodness.
And yes, my Basil plant will be prominently featured in many photos, because I love it.
The other thing I’m loving? This Kitchen! And the fact that my dishwasher is running right now (meaning I’m not washing the dinner dishes by hand. So wonderful…).
What’s in your favorite smoothie mix? Besides green things, which I still haven’t fully embraced.