As I had scheduled, I did the Super Lunge Flow with Kathryn Budig. I broke a sweat and often found myself having to really focus on breathing! I was holding my breath because some of the poses were really difficult for me, but once I focused and I was able to breath, I actually held the pose better.
The class was was helping you work your way to get to one-legged king pigeon pose (Eka Pada Kapotasana II). I am in awe of all you yogis out there that can do this pose. It will be some time until I get there, but for now I remain in a beginner version with some help of my yoga strap.
After all the lunging in this class, my hips felt pretty good and I decided to head out for a jog. I was kind of bummed at how much cardio I have lost, but I know that I can build it back up with some hard work and dedication. I was pumped to get to almost 2 miles! I got distracted at 1.93 miles because a cat was outside and I wanted to pet it. Would it be weird if I stole someone’s pet and kept it hostage for me to play with? I didn’t really…just was seeing what you thought…
I didn’t stop there (I mean I did stop there-I didn’t steal the cat!), I wanted to do some core and strength since my lack in doing these before resulted in my injury. I realized that Kathryn who I just had done yoga with had a quick 6 minute core class on GaiamTV.com’s 30 ways to rock your core series and I HAD to do it! It was quick, but it burned! I love those types of workouts! Then, I finished up with some clamshells and bridging, which were some moves I had done at the PT way back when. My hips still make a crack grind and pop noise and are sore, but it seems to be less intense than it was a few months ago. I see the light at the end of the tunnel and am getting more and more excited about my comeback race someday!
Do you have a good balance of cardio and strength?
I didn’t…I was more cardio based. Now I am being sure to do both so that I can become a stronger athlete and prevent injury!
Do you prefer cardio or strength?
I LOVE my running. I think it will always be my top fave. But I have grown to really love and enjoy yoga. I don’t think it will ever not be a part of my life. So I’m sure once I do more strength, I will feel the same way. I can love all three the same but for different reasons!
If you have been injured, what was your first comeback race like?