yin yoga

Most of the time I only feel the urge to go to Vinyasa yoga classes — working up an amazing sweat and feeling just the right amount of sore the next day. However, recently, I’ve been appreciating the benefits of Yin yoga, which my local studio offers. Before this studio I had never heard of yin yoga.

Yin yoga focuses on holding poses much longer, and they are more geared towards tendons and fascial stretching. While it doesn’t get you all sweaty like a vinyasa class will, it is still AMAZING and your body feels energized in a slightly different way. To me, it is a little bit easier, but just as beneficial — especially if I find myself going on a lot of runs, like I had been while training for my most recent 5k.

Have you ever tried yin yoga? If not, I definitely recommend giving it a go!

downtown christmas run

fun run

a week ago unfortunately (i assume) i pulled an ab muscle running : (

i’ve been getting pretty bad belly cramps that start under my R ribcage and go down the front of my abs

however i signed up for this 5k christmas run months ago and still wanted to participate — albeit much slower than originally anticipated. we were able to finish in 33 minutes though — and it was a blast! santa was there to cheer you on around every lap; there were lots of christmas lights at the finish and along the race, too! definitely a must do every year.

are there any fun christmas events in your area? : )