Running and swimming… and yoga

Yesterday, I did what I am considering these days as a “long” run. An easy pace for 8.75km along the river. The run started out kind of painfully. My shoulders were tight and my glutes were screaming at me. It must be residual from Tuesdays painful run. After I did a thorough dynamic warm-up and took it easy for the first kilometre or so, I settled in. I haven’t went on a longish run like that in a while, so I wasn’t sure how I would feel. It took a long time to warm-up and get my rhythm, but I did eventually get it. It was after about 6 kilometres that I felt like I could run forever. I love that point in a run. The point where everything feels loose and good, the breathing is even and uninhibited, and there is nothing that is hurting… and I feel like I could run forever, Forrest Gump-style.

After the run, I did a 40-minute yoga session from my “Power Yoga for Happiness” DVD that I absolutely love. I did the workout called “Daily Dose of Bliss” and it was quite blissful. After that, I felt good and grounded for the rest of the day. Not to mention thoroughly stretched and limber. I love yoga!

This morning, I woke up at the crack of 9:30 and decided to go swimming at the YWCA. I did a continuous swim for 2200 yards. I discovered that either I swimming extremely fast 500m intervals or it was a shorter pool. I think it’s the latter. It was a good swim, but nothing really to write home about. Other than my shoulders feel tight now. That’ll work itself out tonight at running, I suppose.

One thought on “Running and swimming… and yoga

  • October 29, 2006 at 4:10 pm

    Makes me want to take up yoga 😉


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