Tag Archives: body acceptance

Thoughts on yoga instruction to support body diversity in practice

TGIF. I went to the gym with a plan for leg day, and set up for box squats with two box heights. I started with 5×5 on the taller one, increasing the weight from 115lb to 155lb each rep. So … Continue reading

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Not your inspiration

Today’s scheduled run was a 1.5 mile recovery run, a nice and slow plod on the treadmill. My calves are starting to give me a little grief; they’re awfully tight lately. After that 1.5 miles, I walked a few minutes … Continue reading

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How subversive is women’s “bulking up”, really?

Today’s workout was another active recovery session– 30 minutes on the elliptical at a light effort. I’ve been thinking that the heart rate monitor on the elliptical was broken, so I brought in my fancy HRM watch– and nope, it’s … Continue reading

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That way madness lies

Despite yesterday’s tough workout I feel… just fine today? This is good! DOMS sucks! Since I felt okay, I decided to do a slightly more strenuous recovery workout and spend 35 minutes running sloooowly on the treadmill. On the one … Continue reading

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2015 Recap

I hope 2016 is treating you all well so far! Here’s my annual post where I look back over the past year and see my struggles and my progress. First of all, WOW! I ticked a couple things off the … Continue reading

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“Runner” is a size-neutral word!

Today’s workout was a quick one: 25 minutes of zombies intervals again. I’m lucky I made it there at all. This morning was a cluster! Anyway, since it was so short I made a point to work extra hard, and … Continue reading

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Encouraging all kinds of athletic bodies

Thursday is HIIT day. I’m starting to wonder if the staff is rotating the class instruction; I was hoping the original instructor would be back but today it was phone-it-in guy. So it goes. It wasn’t a great class, either. … Continue reading

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