I was supposed to be back at the office this week but the renovations have been delayed until September 4th, hence the random Monday morning posting.
I’m going totally batty at home by myself all day. I have a lot of work to do but I’m feeling really unmotivated. My crappy Internet connection keeps dropping out at inopportune moments (like right when I’m about to hit send on an e-mail) and there are certain tasks that I’m not able to do as easily from my laptop computer. If any of you work from home regularly, I would love some tips on how to be more productive.
Anyway, on to today’s post. Yesterday morning, I woke up with the intention of doing a spin class but my hamstrings were not having any of it. Even after taking Saturday off, I was still unusually sore from Friday’s workout and even today I’m still feeling it a little. I think this is the longest bout of DOMS I’ve ever had.
I was feeling pretty restless without my usual Sunday morning workout so I dragged Josh out of bed to hang out with me. We grabbed some iced coffee from Starbucks and buns from COBS Bread (my new obsession) and sat by the lake. It was a really nice way to spend Sunday morning – makes me wish Josh were more of an early riser.
In the afternoon, I went to Yoga Sport at the Clarity Centre:
A dynamic introduction to yoga designed to stretch and strenghten and help athletes (including runners, hockey, soccer, tennis and other sport players) become stronger, more resilent and flexible so that they can withstand the rigors of a running program. This practice will guide sports enthusiasts through constructing a yoga practice that works on stength, flexibility, endurance and mental focus along with a structured breathing method. Yoga is designed to work the entire body from top to bottom and inside to out, a perfect cross training compliment to any sport practice.
This was a heated class but not as hot as some other classes I’ve been to. For the first half of the class, we did some traditional flow sequences so I got a bit more of a workout than I’d bargained for.
The second half of the class though was pure bliss – we used a strap to stretch out the hamstrings, inner thighs and hips, which is just what I needed.
My legs felt so much better afterwards. They are still a little tender but I think I’ll be okay for RPM tonight. I’ll just go easy on the resistance.
What are your favourite active recovery workouts?