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Trying New Things – Yoga

I know, I know. I’m extremely late to the yoga party. But at least I’m finally showing up. I convinced myself this week that I needed to end my gym drought and make use of some of the classes I was paying for. Since I’m training for the Rock ‘n Roll Savannah half marathon, I figured yoga would be a helpful addition and would force me to do a little stretching (I got scolded at Fleet Feet for being a stretch slacker). I’ve been getting better at working stretching in, but I still forget to do it after runs :\

I have a silly habit of getting nervous about¬†going to places I’ve never been or participating in activities/events that I’ve never done. I think it’s the control freak in me that doesn’t like giving up control and being knowledge-less about the situation – who will be there? will I run into a student? will it be so full that I’ll have to be in the front row? will the instructor be using yoga terms? are there certain yoga clothes I should be wearing so I don’t stand out as the newbie?

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Motivational Monday – Half Marathon Training Begins

Let’s face it – Mondays are difficult.

This Monday is particularly a struggle because my half marathon training officially begins this week (yikes). Back in January my sister and I thought it would be a great idea to sign up for our second half marathon. With doughnut in hand, I registered for the Rock ‘n Roll Savannah race that takes place in November. Last year we survived the Rock ‘n Roll Nashville half marathon (I’ve never seen so many hills – and I’m from the mountains…), and I guess the pain of that race momentarily escaped us.

I’m certainly not the fastest, and I don’t think anyone will ever look at me and say, “oh, she’s definitely a runner,” but I try, and that’s what counts, right? However, ever since that last half, I’ve really struggled with running. I’m not sure if it’s mental, or if I’m just getting old (what happened to¬†motivational Monday??). Either way, I’m determined to use this training to make me tougher, as an escape from the craziness of work/life, for my own health, and hopefully beat my time from Nashville!

I’ll be using the Sub 2:30 Half Marathon training plan on runkeeper.com if you’re interested or would like to find a plan to suit your running skills. Look me up (Autumn L.) and we can be running pals (i.e., keep me accountable)!

If you have any helpful tips for staying motivated during the training process, I’d love to hear them. Have a great Monday and happy running!

Thanks to GoneForaRun.com for this motivational quote!

Thanks to GoneForaRun.com for this motivational quote!