Last night my best friend called me and asked me to run a 5K with her in a few weeks. My initial reaction to this was helllll no.
My secondary reaction was like well fine. So I went over to the gym expecting to take a leisurely jog around the indoor track. However after a day long of last minute final studying, I found out that the gym had long been closed. I was too late.
I thought about giving up. I thought about heading over to qudoba and treating myself to a vegetarian taco salad but no. Because exactly two miles away from where I was standing stood the most recognizable building in philadelphia, city hall. And off I went. Running at night in the city alone is not something I am really “supposed” to be doing. But it was the most beautiful and stress relieving thing I had accomplished in awhile. City running may occasionally set off my asthma, but really the excitement and beauty of it is enough to make stuffing an inhaler in my sports bra worth it.
So, today while I was in the cafe I happened to run into my favorite student yoga teacher. I started up a conversation with her asking about how she got her certification and that led me to sign up for a weekend long certification class that begins at the end of May. I immediately applied for a yoga teacher job as well at my school’s gym. Instructor certified here I come????
This being said my workout today was a simple yoga routine.
It was the best way to calm my pre-final nerves and end the last week of the semester on a mindful note.
To end my yoga workout I needed a quick energy snack…
I decided on half a bagel with peanutbutter and banana, half with honey and banana and loaded them both up with cinnamon on top. Just what I needed.
I am not sure how but I somehow built up the energy today to wake up two hours early and make it to the gym…
30 minute hill interval walk/run on the treadmill
The hill function was automatic on the machine I only alternated the speed. Calories burned… About 250. Gave me so much energy without wearing me out. Highly reccomended.