I’m up early on a Saturday, not for boot camp, but for the Phoenix Pro Show!! I’m REALLY excited. I have never been to a pro show and it will be so cool to see so many accomplished athletes in the sport that I’m pursuing…all in one place! As I mentioned in another post, I have seen a few of the pros that will be competing this week at my gym, and it will be cool to see them up on stage with the other competitors. Not sure if I will make it back for the finals tonight(hopefully I will!) but I’m heading out to prejudging to watch.
Friday, I woke up extra early to head to yoga. My mind was totally somewhere else for the entire class until savasanah(chances are I butchered that word :)). That is one thing I really like about yoga is it’s one of those things that takes your mind to another place and lets you focus on “fixing” yourself. Or at least, it does for me. But yesterday, my mind was going a million miles a minute! Oh well, I still got a great stretch. I would say there are two major reasons that I have continued going to yoga.
1- The stretch! Most people know I am extremely inflexible. With all the time I spend in the gym, you would think that extra 10-15 minutes at the end to stretch would come easily, but for whatever reason, I just have a really hard time staying consistent with doing it every day. I’m working on it, though. I’ve been becoming better friends with the foam roller and making sure I stretch after my leg and sprint workouts. It’s a start, but I’ve got a long way to go.
2- Mental clarity. A good yoga class allows you to reflect on yourself. Your good choices, your bad choices, and your direction in life. It sounds kind of like therapy, right? In a way, it is. It’s getting in touch with your body and what it is capable of on its own. Then using those capabilities to strengthen other areas of your life. That is not the textbook definition, it’s just my take on it.
After yoga, I headed to the other gym for a half hour of cardio. I did incline walking with various inclines(10-15%) and speeds (3.3-3.5mph). I was really not feeling like doing cardio, but after procrastinating for a few minutes I told myself to shut up and just do SOMETHING instead of standing around. Sometimes, you just gotta give yourself a little kick in the ass to get yourself started.
No lift, since I had lifted all body parts M-Th. Today I am resting because of the Pro show, and tomorrow will be doing a nice long track workout before work.
I’ll keep you posted with Pro Show details!! I’ll see if I can figure out how to do a post from my Blackberry…