(p.s. I got this cool pic through google images)
After running a solid 12 miler yesterday (yay! good route, legs working!) I was planning on an easy 5 miler today. When I woke up, it was a sunny, crisp, clear morning -- so inviting for a run. I also wanted to get to yoga because my favorite instructor was subbing this morning.
I drove over to the studio a little early, set up my mat and signed in, and hit the pavement. I had just enough time for 2 miles before the class. Temps were high 40's at this point and just a little breezy -- perfect. I warmed up quickly and had to really remind myself of how good yoga is for me, because it was so nice out I really didn't want to stop!
About 2 minutes before class was to start, I arrived back at the studio. Peeled off my LS tee (tank underneath) and my shoes and hit the mat. And within minutes I was dripping. The room was about 95*, our poses were challenging, and it.was.awesome.
And as soon as the class was done and I was feeling all meditated and pliable, I laced up my shoes, threw my mat in the car, and hit the pavement again. And let me tell you -- going from 95* and drenched in sweat to 50* and a cool breeze was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!! Fire and ice. So invigorating! It was almost like active recovery in an icebath.
I could have kept running and running and running, but I eventually found myself done the loop and back at my car, with legs feeling good and a sense of satisfaction for a weekend of solid workouts.