My fitness competitiveness comes out

Sorry that I have been a little absent lately. Work has been nuts. Tuesday and Wednesday I had to come home and do a little work. So really by the time I was done with that I had no interest in blogging. Let’s just say I am glad this week is almost over. I am exhausted.

OK, now on to the real post …

I am not typically a competitive person (except when it comes to playing the game Taboo) and apparently when it comes to the wellness program at work and the ongoing and multiple challenges we have going on.

I am involved in many fitness challenges at the moment.

First the century mile: I have already hit and far exceeded the 100-mile goal. My personal goal is to hit 500 miles by the end date of the challenge. After spinning today I am now at 414 miles with a little more than a week to go.

Second is climb the stairs. The goal to reach each week is to walk the stairs for 25 minutes a week. Another challenge is to add 10 minutes to your exercise three times a week. Originally I didn’t accept this challenge … Continue reading

Backing off minor injury is healing

On Thursday night in yoga while either doing Lizard pose or what the teacher funnily called Screaming Pigeon (against the wall) I pulled my hamstring in my right leg.

I took a Vinyasa class Friday morning. Most teachers will ask before a class starts if anyone needs to talk to them about anything going on with their body. I mentioned my pulled hamstring and that it happened the night before. She said it was good that the injury just happened, which meant I could easily take care of it. Rachel suggested I back off a pose when I felt strain and in the standing poses to make sure my knee was slightly bent to avoid strain.

I was careful during that yoga class and I didn’t cause anymore injury to myself and felt great after the class. I had dinner plans so I wasn’t able to make my the Forrest Yoga class at 5. I liked Rachel’s class. I definitely plan on taking it again when my schedule allows it.

On Saturday during spin I never felt a pull on my hamstring. I did a a few times in abs class, believe it or not. And luckily … Continue reading