After working out like crazy on Tuesday, surprise surprise, I was sore yesterday! My hips and calves are very tight and I didn’t want to push it so I had intentions of going to hot yoga for some repair and restoration last night.
After staying late at work + sitting in a lot of traffic, my intent dwindled away into a hopeless goal. Alas! I wouldn’t let that stop me from taking a day to stretch out and repair! Especially since my lovely bloggy besty Leslee told me to just go outside and watch a yoga video to replace hot yoga. She’s so smart, I tell ya!
And so it was. I took The Senator for a nice two mile walk and let him play around. I even made him run hills while I sat lazily at the top and watched.
It was beautiful outside.
And, of course, my dog has to find the only creek and play in it.
Atta boy, Senator, get nice and dirty for your Mama.
There’s a way to earn extra treats.
When we got home I took the advice I received from Leslee and watched a 45 minute yoga video. I was super excited to find one that focused on hips, hamstrings and lower back. Especially because those are the areas on my body that are super sore. 🙂
This video was adorable (and free!!), and I actually enjoyed that it was a man’s voice and a man doing the stretches. Now, this morning, I’m still pretty sore, but I think this video helped a lot.
I’m going to a concert tonight and so today will be my day off! Yipee! I have a long run planned this weekend with some people from work so I am saving my energy to hit those double digits with them on Saturday.
Do you like public parks?
Have you ever taken a yoga video online? Which one?
Any good hip stretching ideas/links?