this afternoon i am headed home for a long relaxing weekend to my hometown, st. louis, mo! shout out to the midwest!
i can’t wait for long walks with my mom, catching up with old friends, and lots of home-cooked meals, dancing, and wine with my family!
workouts as of late:
saturday : 5 mile run across the williamsburg bridge
sunday : 90 minute hot yoga class
monday : 30 min elliptical + 60 minute power vinyasa class
tuesday: 2 mile walk through central park
wednesday (yesterday) : 5K on treadmill + 60 min power vinyasa flow
my workouts have been my therapy lately. running and yoga transport me to these sweet places of peace. there is nothing better than shutting out your life for an hour of pacing and breathing through a trail or on your mat.
yesterday, i reallllyyy didn’t want to go to yoga. i was tired, fell asleep on my commute home, and my eyes were crying for more rest. when i got home, construction men were renovating an apartment above mine. i had two choices–make it to my mat, or attempt to nap with drilling and banging above my head. the choice was obvious at that point…yoga. i told myself, if i had to take child’s pose for 60 minutes i would.
i got to class and laid in savasana until class began, but once i made it to that first down dog, my face was smiling the rest of class. the past two months of getting back into my practice and taking it seriously have brought my body and soul to this place where it craves the asanas and the breathing and it’s a beautiful place to be. it makes me feel powerful in peace, flexibility, movement, and meditation.
getting to class yesterday was a miracle for me…and miracle that carried me through a wonderful night spent with dear friends. yoga yesterday allowed me to laugh, lose track of time, and be more myself than i have felt in a long while. a true miracle and blessing. a wonderful perspective shift.
hope you all have a fantastic day and live now and presently. i’ll leave you with some pictures and a quote that’s been resonating lately.
first iced coffee of the season! hooray! 🙂
coffee coffee coffee #intelligentsia
sunrises on my walk to working yesterday morning. yum.
night spring shower view from taxi cab window
” ‘All your past except its beauty is gone, and nothing is left but a blessing’…A miracle is a shift in thinking from what we might have done in the past or should be doing in the future, to what we feel free to do right here, right now. A miracle is a release from our internal bondage” – Marianne Williamson