Last week was marathon training week at Yoga. Three nights and one day long training equals a very tired runner. Only 5 more weeks of Yoga training and then I get some rest before I start teaching on my own. I am super excited about teaching on my own. I have had a lot of people approach me about it who are interested in coming to my classes. I will write a separate post about this in more detail but my classes will be filled with stretching and focusing on Yoga as a form of exercise. My beginners classes will be very relaxed and I will spend the majority of the time explaining the poses and their benefits so no one is lost. I want my classes to be fun and relaxing. I promise I will not sing to you at the end of the workout. I say this because I had a girl sing to my training class this weekend and I found it to be extremely weird. The song was about autumn and birds. Anyone who knows me knows this is not my style. Unless you want me to sing, in the case it will be a country song and will be very pitchy. HA! Look for more information soon, I can’t wait to have all of my friends in one place!
Saturday night I rushed home from training to get changed for the Spooktacular Sprint 5K. I ran this race last year and it was a cool run even though the course was long. This year they had the course mapped out correctly. This run goes along a paved trail through the woods. If you don’t have lights, you are in trouble because it’s extremely dark. We all know I ran as fast as I could through the woods so bigfoot didn’t get me. haha. With that said, I finished in 34:54 and placed first in my age group. If you are looking for a night Halloween run in October, check this one out, they have medals!
Sunday afternoon, I ran the Run Your Tail Off 5K for the dogs. I will run any race if it benefits dogs. I LOVE dogs, they are so cute! This race was ran at the same place where I train through the week. I know the course very well and it’s out and back but it is an awful course. It doesn’t appear to be hilly but it’s not flat. There is a little bit of incline that you don’t notice until you cross the finish line and your time is all wrong. It’s also very hot every year at this race. I have ran this race for several years and have never been able to place at it. Number 1 it’s hot and number 2 the course is not the best out there. I finished in 37:05 and placed 4th in my age group. It doesn’t matter that I never place, I just run to help the puppies!
This coming weekend, I will be running my 5th half marathon, the AthHalf! I hope the cooler weather kicks in Sunday morning so I’m not dying the entire way. I heard there will be live music throughout the course which should be really cool. Look for a recap next week!