Yesterday morning I went to South Boston Yoga again with Sarah. We went last Saturday when I did my first side crane pose and got the first time client 2 week unlimited special. South Boston Yoga must be a place for me and firsts because towards the end of yesterday’s class I was able to work my way into a Flying Crow Pose (Eka Pada Galavasana).
This pose is a little different from one-legged crow pose (Eka Pada Bakasana) that I did on Christmas Day. Flying crow pose has one leg resting over your arms versus my knee resting on my arm as in one-legged crow pose. I have some more work to do because the goal is to get your free leg higher. At some point I am will watch the videos on the YogaVibes Strike a Pose section to help me perfect this pose.
After class, Sarah and I stopped down the street at Sophia’s Cafe. I got an iced Americano and the Nova Lox which is smoked salmon, homemade caper horseradish cream cheese, with cucumber & red onion on either whole grain or an everything bagel. It wasn’t as good as Sportello’s bagel Friday lox sandwich but it was exactly what I needed to fuel my work for the day. Since I took the past week off, I wanted to get a head start on some work I have due this coming week.
Once I finished up shop at work, I headed home to get ready to meet up with some girlfriends to catch up. But before I did anything, I needed to clear my head. I decided to get a few miles done in the snow because who could resist running in the first snowfall?! It was peaceful and the air was fresh. But towards the end of the run, the snow was hurting my face so it reminded me that I might want to wear my running hat with the brim next time.
I finished off my workout with yoga stretches as usual. I’m not skimping anymore on my post-run stretching! This girl really wants to make a running comeback! I already completed my Somerville Jingle Bell 5k goal, so stay tuned for what my next goal will be!
Do you like cold weather running? Running in the snow?
When I first started running, my lungs didn’t fair so well in the cold weather. Now that I’m used to the cold air, I love running in the cold. Maybe I like running in the cold weather because not everyone is out there doing it and it makes me feel even more accomplished getting that run done! The only thing I get a little nervous about is patches of ice! I have fallen before and hurt my knee so I always try to be careful.
What are your favorite post-run stretches?
Pigeon, fire log, cow face pose are usually mandatory and then whatever else my body is feeling!