Back to My Yoga Mat

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Having time off from running has made me realize two things:

1. I’m really crabby when I don’t run.

2. My body needs more yoga. Again.

At one time I really was focused on becoming a yoga teacher. It’s still part of my long- term goals, but it just isn’t feasible right now with work, child care and well, life in general. It takes a lot of time. And rightfully so since it entails a lot!

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Somewhere along the way this year, I lost my yoga practice. I’ll do yoga at home, but I love it best in a studio with others. The vibe is different. My practice has more meaning and intention.

So when my Achilles started to hurt and then my lower back, I knew it was time to get back to my yoga mat. If I want to run high mileage, yoga needs to be a part of my weekly routine. And if I really wanted to do it well, it meant going to a yoga studio.

What better motivator to do more yoga than cute yoga clothes?

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Target® C9 has it all, no matter what your activity. From yoga, running, Barre, Pilates or hitting the weights, you can expect quality clothes at a great price. That really means you can buy more!

I’m absolutely loving the printed legging trend right now. The paisley print lets me get a little bit funky without screaming LOOK AT ME!

I like to keep a hoodie or long sleeve top on during the beginning of a yoga class. Especially this time of year when I’m coming in from the cold. This cowl neck yoga top is perfect for that. It’s like your favorite pair of sweats made into a shirt.

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Another thing to love? This outfit is perfectly acceptable to wear as a comfy lounge look without looking sloppy and screaming “I’m in workout gear!”

Such a versatile outfit that’s completely affordable…I think I should buy more! That’s always marvelous.

Do you prefer yoga at home or in a studio?
Do new workout clothes motivate you?

What’s for Dinner?

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Today is a bittersweet day.

I’m heading out this morning to spectate the Baystate Marathon. A race that I had been training for since June. A race that I had big hopes and dreams for.

But injuries happen, as sucky as they are.

One of the reasons why I chose to run Baystate was because my friend Mariette was. It was going to be a goal race for both of us. She’s done so, so well in training that I know she’s going to reach it. Even though I can’t run it, I still want to be there to cheer her on. I’d love to jump in and pace her to her first BQ the last 10k.

BUT I’m still not running.

So my obnoxiously loud yells and cowbell will have to be enough to give her an extra surge to the finish line.

Here’s what’s for dinner this week:

Sunday – Baked Spinach Rotolo

Monday – Baked Salmon + roasted acorn squash

Tuesday – Dinner out at Flatbread Pizza to support Sarah and CHaD

Wednesday – Crockpot Two Bean Veggie Chili

Thursday – Butternut Squash Apple Soup – Pictured above

Friday – Leftovers

Saturday -  Spicy Spaghetti Squash Boats

What are you doing today?

What’s for dinner this week?