Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bikram + Run = Bliss

Hey guys!  Quick post...

Awesome Bikram class Sunday with Chris.  Truly awesome. Really worked every single posture to my max. Chris is very good about pushing me there.  He's always behind me saying "Go right to your max Traci.  It's a really awesome max!" When you truly do every posture with 100% effort you can notice the difference. Felt so, so good! Left the studio dripping with sweat and I could not have been happier.

Great run tonight.  Perfect weather and I was singing along as I cruised the streets.  Loving seeing all the dogs out again.  In the winter I miss running by them and playing with them!  There are these two boxers who I swear wait for me to run by.  Then they jump up and down and run the length of their fence with me.  Love it.  It's at the end of my run and always gets me going. Gets me every time. Was grinning from ear to ear.  Nothing like a good run (or yoga practice) at the end of the day.

Foot feels pretty damn good...Happy to say.  Still not perfect but so, so much better.  The hip flexors not 100%.  Might never be.  But I just take it easy and stretch it out.  Feels good to be back and sweating!

That's about it for now. Need to grab some dinner as I'm famished!  Enjoy the evening.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

No workout tonight :(

Hi all! 
No workout tonight...sad!  Going to the Celtics, last home game of the season.  Have a great evening and I'll check back with you soon.  Since I seem to be nearly 100% healthy again I am in the process of developing a new workout schedule (running and Bikram).  I let you know what it looks like once I am done with it.  Need to get back onto a schedule.  I miss that!

Talk to you all soon!


Monday, April 12, 2010

HI! Remember me?

Hi everyone!  Hope you all are doing amazing.  Things here in the Boston area are so beautiful right now.  It was like overnight Mother Nature brought everything back to life.  The birds are chirping, the grass is green and the flowers are pushing through the now thawed out soil and my favorite...The leaves on the trees have come out.  We have green leaves on the trees again!  The tree right outside my office window has these amazing white flowers.  So pretty I find myself gazing at them many times a day. You can just feel how alive everthing is.  Spring, it is so good to see you!  See ya later winter! And of course all this make us all feel more alive.  It's like we are bears are coming out of hibernation.  People are out and about more.  Runners and walkers are hitting the streets again. And people in general just seem happier. More smiles = good!

Anyway...I know it's been awhile since we last spoke but things are going great.  I had my first great run last week (on a random 90 degree day!).  It was amazing.  I think I was smiling and singing the whole 5 miles. Ya, I'm that crazy lady running down the street belting out a tune :).  For the first time since my foot injury I had ZERO pain.  I was in my glory.  Words can't express.

And my Bikram yoga practice?  What can I say? Loving it more than ever.  Yesterday was one of those classes that leaves you elated.  It was truly perfect in every single way.  I was suprised to see so many people in class given the beautiful weather.  But it was a good size class and still lots of newbies.   I think I just appreciate my running and my yoga more than ever since having to take a break.  Injuries will do that right?  It's kind of like you never know how much you will miss something until it is taken away from you. I see how lucky I am to be able to run. To be able to practice my Bikram. I'm also very lucky to have great friends and family who had to listen to me whine the past few months!  Thanks for listening to me guys...you know who you are :). Lucky...that's what I am.  I know it.

Well...I hope you all have a great night and a great week ahead!  Keep smiling guys.  Frowning causes wrinkles and really...Who wants wrinkles?  :)  And if you are having "one of those days" look at the sunshine, look at the beautiful trees and green grass and I promise a smile will form on your face.

Cheers and Hugs  and Smiles to you!