I ran 6 miles on old Tracy, my new treadmill (which I built by myself, remember?) while watching Glee, of course. I showered off my soaking wet, sweaty body and set off to meet some friends for yoga. My friend Ashley recently started a job at Fitzee Foods which offers free yoga on Wednesday nights (score!). The class was excellent and we held poses for extended periods of time, making it a great mental and physical challenge. Practicing yoga after running is slightly more challenging, as your body is slightly fatigued, but it's also extremely rewarding because your body is craving those deep stretches. The instructor adjusted me several times and helped me deepen into certain poses; it felt fantastic! Yoga always allows me to check in with my body and take note of my strengths and weaknesses.
free yoga @ fitzee
After our challenging class we went out for some pizza, wine and some quality girl time.
We were the sweaty, underdressed girls at the wine bar. I'm sure we stuck out like a sore thumb considering all of the other women were donning heels and skirts.
Last night reminded me how fun it is to be active with friends. I almost always run by myself and practice yoga solo. I enjoy this time of solitude but sometimes it's nice to mix it up. I have friends that enjoy running and yoga too, so why not do it together? If I wasn't planning on meeting them at class, I probably would've skipped it. Working out (or doing yoga) with friends helps with accountability. I already agreed to take a Body Pump class on Sunday with the girls. You heard it here, I am taking a class fully devoted to lifting weights, meaning, I might die.
Do you and your friends work out together?
Do you enjoy Vino and Vinyasa?