My distance running has really deteriorated. Running 2-4 miles maybe three times a week is not bad but anything more than that does not interest me. I ran my last Half Marathon in New Mexico on April 8th. I was able run all of 6 miles and that was with stop breaks. My heart just isn’t with running right now so running has become a chore. I was in need of something different and challenging.
Prior to running my last half I purchased a Groupon for 2 weeks of Bikram style hot yoga. March 5th was my first 90 minute class at John’s Creek Hot Yoga. I could barely breathe in the heat and had to take several breaks. I felt so defeated but was determined to get better a it. I continued going and by the 3rd class, I felt much better. My flexibility noticeably increased. There were still poses I could not perform but overall, I was doing great
After that Groupon ran out, I signed up with Red Hot Yoga. They offer Bikram and Vinyasa hot yoga. I actually prefer Vinyasa Flow because it embraces strength and cardio within its poses. I have been with Red Hot Yoga since March 20th and attend at least 4 times a week.
The pictures below are from a Wellness Retreat in Samara, Costa Rica. We decided to go for a hike on our last full day. I was myself and 4 other girlfriends. We had a 4 day weekend with juicing and 3 hours of exercise daily. Samara is closer to Liberia airport but still a 2 hour drive away.