Yoga for Runners

I can’t go all month without mentioning how awesome yoga is for running, right? My goodness, some deep stretching makes a world of difference…

The other day I stumbled on this yoga practice by Goldie Kaufenberg, a Boston-based teacher who is lululemon’s SeaWheeze yoga ambassador this year. After this morning’s run—my 25th of the month, might I add—I rolled out my mat and spent 48 minutes stretching out every muscle that needed a little extra attention. In short, it was awesome, a practice that I’m bookmarking for sure, and one that I recommend to all you runners out there (and to anyone really). Enjoy.


p.s. WordPress just informed me that this is my 500th 12 Months of Lent post, ahhh! Crazy, right? Break out the bubbly!

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Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’

Granted a mile isn’t really all that far to run, when your body isn’t used to it, your muscles can take a minute to adjust (read: your poor little legs are pretty sore). Cue the foam roller, my new BFF this month. If you have one at home, check out this awesome 10 Minute Self-Massage with Foam Roller from Yoga International that I’m doing immediately following this post.

And in case you missed it on Twitter and Instagram last night, even though I worked a 12 hour day yesterday and didn’t get home until after 10pm, I hopped on the treadmill at 10:38pm and managed to get my mile in. Danne. Bam.

midnightmile

I might have bought new running shorts to motivate myself for the aforementioned late night mile. Whatever works though, right?