Sleeping in Savasana

My yoga journey

Resting and Recovering

I’ve ended up having an extended rest period this week. I’ve bruised my elbow quite badly and it hurts to put weight through it or to twist it. Not majorly but enough that I know that I need to rest it more that I would if I went to yoga. I’m meant to be taking part in the next Urban Triathlon on Saturday but if I’m still as sore then I’m not sure I’ll be able to do the yoga part of it.

I mean it sounds ridiculous, yoga is the part that I can do. It’s the running and spin that are meant to be a challenge! Sigh! I would just like for it not to have been so much of a challenge but we’ll see. I don’t want to cause longer term damage by putting weight through it before it’s ready to.

I guess I’ll need to make a call on how it is tomorrow and not do it if I’m still in pain.

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Urban Triathlon

I did it! I finished yesterday’s Urban Triathlon and didn’t end up too tired. 

It was really fun and challenging but not as hard as I thought it would be.    
Edinburgh has been super warm the past week and I was worried about being too hot while running. 

  This was my outfits that I chose to wear for the yoga and then for the run and spin. 

When I woke up on Saturday morning, it was pouring with rain. It was due to stop by lunchtime and before the run but I was worried. 
  This is how I looked when leaving my flat. Two yoga mats (a friend who was doing it with me doesn’t have a mat), my kit bag and wrapped up in waterproofs. 

The yoga class was a nice vinyasa class and realatively easy for me. I enjoyed it and it was good to start with something that I was confident with. 

  
The next stage was a five mile run. It was through the edge of the city and then along the water of Leith. It was a bit challenging after the first three miles but I kept going slowly. I walked the last mile as I wanted to save my legs for the spin class. 

  
  

I had done one spin class ever about two years ago so was a bit worried about this stage. 

I managed ok but my legs were super tired and it was so warm that I was soaked in sweat after 10 minutes. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the music so I’m going to do another class when I haven’t just done yoga and ran. 

 

After we finished we got given coconut water, ice lollies and goody bags. It was nice to chill out with the others who had undergone the challenge together. 

Overall I enjoyed it and finishes not as tired as I thought I’d be. They are organising another one in October and I will defiantly do it. 

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