Hello there! I know I know…I’ve been MIA this past week. I’ll be honest, I’m tired and life has been extra busy. I’ve been working a lot with many long days and by the time I get home I’m just ready to relax, have dinner and get some sleep so I can do it all over again. Starting on Wednesday I’m on vacation through Memorial Day and I’m looking forward to some rest and relaxation. I did sleep 12+ hours both nights this weekend so I’m off to a good start on the resting part. It’s much-needed if you ask me. Let’s play a little life catch up today and if your up for it I’d like some advice from you!
Running feels good lately but more for my mind than my body. I love getting out in the early morning to soak in the sunrise, clear my head and get some fresh air. It’s liberating really. Physically my running hasn’t felt so great. Like I said I’m tired and my body is showing it plus I severe allergies which really doesn’t help. My legs have felt heavy and slow but since I’ve tried to rest a bit more my runs have been better. I’m thinking I’m going to sign up for the Maine Half-Marathon. I want something to train for and work to but I’m not ready for my next full marathon. And Portland, Maine is gorgeous and a fun place to go away for a weekend to.
Yoga has been feeling amazing. Last Saturday I got to the studio and took a class for me. It felt so good to disconnect from the world and connect into my body and breathing. I needed it more than I realized. I’ve been teaching a lot too. It makes me feel good when students come up to me post class and tell me how good they feel and how much they needed it. It’s so gratifying. I’m excited to have some time off this week so I can get to the studio for a few more “me” classes.
I’ve always eaten healthy but Michael’s been trying to lose weight so we’ve been focusing more on whole foods and lots of veggies. The more greens I eat the better I feel. All Pro Science sent me a Veggie Protein Powder to try and I’m pretty excited to give it a shot. I don’t typically like Whey protein so I’m hoping this will work well for me. It has less sugar than regular Whey Protein which excites me too. I’ll post a review on that soon!
Life in General.
We’ve been busy but a good busy. We are working on cleaning up our yard which I’m loving. The backyard has had Ivy taking over the grass so it we’ve been pulling it up so we can put a big garden in. Digging up dirt and spending time in the fresh air feels so good. You can’t help but shut your mind off and thin about the task at hand. We’ve also been working on other projects around the house which is fun too.
So here’s the part where I want your advice. I’m finding it harder and harder to blog 3 or more times a week. It seems more realistic for me to blog once or twice a week now. When I first started LRLY I was in a job I hated and doing everything in my power to help facilitate a career change. This little blog was a place for me to show my creditability and knowledge with yoga and running. My plan worked and now I get to spend my days working with runners and athletes, all who want to dedicate their miles to a good cause…a double win there if you ask me. I guess what I’m learning is that when I get to fill my days with runs that feel good, teaching yoga classes and work focused on running I don’t need to come home and blog to fulfill my passions. Plus I’m happy and content so I don’t feel like I have a ton to say. I mean how many times can I talk about my 5am runs and how good they feel? Or how much I love teaching yoga? I think there would come a point where it’s like Ground Hog Day. I’d like you to tell me. What do you want to read about? What keeps you coming back to my blog? If you only get 2 posts a week they should be good ones…ones I like to write and ones you like to read. Do you still want to see What I Ate Wednesday Posts or are you ready for something different like recipes or how we plan or what foods I’m loving that particular week? You tell me, what do you want to read here?