Thursday, February 10, 2011

What a difference a day makes.

I feel TONS better today.  Tons.  I think getting out of my apartment this morning was key plus it's sunny outside.  Definitely cold... but definitely sunny.  Getting some all-natural Vitamin D for sure helped give my mood a boost.  Good thing, too... it's not like me to feel down-in-the-dumps and I was beginning to annoying myself (and probably you guys, too).

Things I learned today...

1.  Hot yoga is amazing.  And when they say hot, they mean HOT.  It ranges between 90 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit in the studio.  Who needs a beach vacation when you can sweat it out with a bunch of strangers for an hour and a half?

2.  When going to 'hot yoga,' one face towel is definitely not enough.  Holy sweatfest.  I looked like I'd jumped in a pool in my yoga clothes when we were finished.  I'm a sweat-er.  What can I say?

3.  A perfect after-yoga treat... and one of the best lattes I've ever had in my life.  Seriously.

4.  Apples + spinach + Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese + spicy mustard + tortilla = Awesome lunch.

5.  I seriously could not be more excited to run tomorrow.  You know why?  Nope.  It didn't suddenly become summertime weather in Boston (although that would rock).  My NEW running shoes arrived today!!  There is nothing more motivating than going out on a run in NEW SHOES.  It feels so good... especially when it's been at least eight months since I bought my last new pair (ideally you should replace your running shoes every 4 or 5 months or 500 miles, whichever comes first).  When I opened the box this afternoon, I had to settle myself down because I was ready to throw 'em on and head out the door immediately!  Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow.

Anyway... thanks for all the thoughts on how to stay positive in the cold, dark, wintery months!  I'm glad to know I'm not alone!

Have you ever done hot yoga?  Yep!  Did it today.  I did Baptiste but there is also Bikram.

Do you love yoga or do you do it because you know it's good for you?   Um, I can't say that I love it but I know how good it is for me so I am making myself love it. 

Anyone up for a yoga date in Boston?  I'd love a buddy.


  1. I love new shoes days!! If I lived in Boston I would come and run with you! :)

  2. I so want to try hot yoga and I think Yoga in general is good for you. I like it but sometimes I have a hard time slowing down. It is good for me. :) Unfortunately the only kind I've done is the kind at 24 hour fitness...Yoga fit? not the same i hear.

  3. I like hot yoga but damn, it's hot! It really helps me when I'm training for a marathon.

    I love lattes too! I usually have one after runs as a treat!

  4. I wish I looked that cute working out! There is no way I'm doing hot yoga, sorry. I left AZ for a reason. :) I've actually never done yoga in my life, but I love Pilates.


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