Monthly Archives: January 2017

Twingey all over

Sometimes when I don’t know what to do with myself I just default to getting on the treadmill and running. That was today’s workout, 3 miles with a couple short walking breaks for my twingey left knee and right legbutt, … Continue reading

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Overstretched rubber bands

Well, I started researching some different yoga styles and Iyengar caught my eye, since it’s focused on alignment and props. This practice was instructed by a dude (dude yoga) and I appreciated the basic poses with constant cues to keep … Continue reading

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2016 in review

Well, plenty of ink has been devoted to discussing how crap 2016 was. Now I’m looking back at my own year, as documented by this blog, and maybe it wasn’t so bad. Notable highlight: getting married to my favorite person … Continue reading

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a discouraged yoga guide

I’m starting to wonder if I will ever be able to pick a yoga practice that my husband will enjoy. Granted, today I picked a practice that I enjoy and use regularly but the instructor is kind of annoying. Oh … Continue reading

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Nice-smelling placebo effect

We’ve got plans this evening and it’s unlikely we’d get a home practice in, so I took my yoga to the gym today and did my favorite flexibility practice there. In hindsight, I should’ve picked something a little more complicated … Continue reading

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Practice makes better

I’ve been on autopilot ever since I woke up this morning. My brain’s been foggy and a few cylinders short no matter how much coffee I drink. Not great, since I had like a billion tasks to get through today. … Continue reading

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Power to fight the power

Running and hips work yesterday -> Upper body lifting and easy elliptical today. Everything below the waist is kaput! (Apologies to Madeline Kahn.) I went heavier and shorter with bench today, 3x5x115lb. I’m starting to think about this year’s powerlifting … Continue reading

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Fried chicken in moderation please

I debated even packing my running shoes into my gym bag for this morning. But I did, and when I got started I started a basic non-timed, non-distanced run on the tracker and gave myself permission to bail and go … Continue reading

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Mixed-up twofer

Two workouts today! And they could not have been more different. First, in the late morning: HIIT in my stairwell and living room. I live in a 2nd floor unit with a set of stairs and a door out on … Continue reading

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Easy, eh

Day (mumble) of Yoga January: off day, rest day, yin day. Consort had some interesting observations about the practices so far: if the point of yoga is to work on flexibility and focus, why do they go so fast? If … Continue reading

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