Thursday, November 1, 2012

11/01/12: Update

I know I haven't been around much (if any) lately.  It's funny how life just steamrolls along sometimes, isn't it? 

I'm in the process of getting my yoga teacher certification. 

The training is every other weekend, all day, both days.....from Sept - May.  It seems like allot, but it's flying by!!!!  Besides the training itself, there are a required number of guided practices I need to attend each week.  In addition to that, I was awarded a partial work study scholarship for the training, which leads to yoga studio cleaning duty, and helping out at the front desk when needed.  The studio is like my third home right now.  (next to work, and my actual home)

We started anatomy last weekend, I was sooo excited!  It stuff fascinates me. Maybe because of all the injuries I've rec'd in my life?  I have an understandable interest. :-)

I found an awesome book recently, that combines anatomy with yoga.  Instead of just breaking down the muscles of the back....or the bones of the incorporates yoga poses that work those specific areas.  Mot regularly hears me saying "oh - THAT explains it!"....or "no wonder I was so sore yesterday." 

Tragically, after the stress fracture in my knee healed, I wasn't able to get back into a consistent running schedule.  My mood dropped pretty low when I had to cancel multiple full and half marathon race entries.  Then, all of that weight I lost snuck back on.  Yoga is great in allot of way.....but it's not a cardio workout. 

But - have no fear - all is not lost.  I started my running schedule up again this morning, believe it or not.  All treadmill work for me, for now.  After I'm back to doing it consistently, I'll go back to running outside.  (the treadmill is a little nicer to my knees) 

I'm pretty sure yoga is going to help my running, and should make it more pleasant.  My strength and flexibility is leaps and bounds better than it's been in forever.

Sadly I haven't been on my bike, or to a spin class, in ages!  I'm sure I'll work it back into the rotation....but one thing at a time right now.  Yoga takes up quite a bit of my time, and now I'm reintroducing running.  The last thing I want to do, is burn myself out again. 

Well, that's all I have for now.  Catch ya on the flip side! 


Shaz said...

I'm glad to hear you went ahead with the certification! I think you'll do a great job combining yoga and humor. You'll certainly have you're own bent :) That book you're reading sounds interesting: what's the title?

Nej said...

The title sounds a little dry..but it's a pretty cool book. The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I (there's a Vol II as well, haven't made it all the way through the first one yet)

Liz said...

Omg Nej-Congratulations on your Yoga Certification. I have been MIA for 2 years fro my blog and was just checking in to see what all the old gang was doing and read your post. I just completed my Yoga 200 hr Certification Aug 2012! And we used the same book! We'll have to exchange notes. Glad to see that you are doing well.

Nej said...

Hey Liz!!! I've been pretty MIA myself. It's one of the things I need to start doing again regularly! :-)