This weekend was lovely! It was the perfect mix of low-key and busy and it was full of some of my very favourite things – yoga, running, reading, snowboarding, reading and some social time! Here’s a recap!
I went straight to a 5:30 PM strong flow yoga class on Friday after work. Those of you who have read my blog for awhile know that I have had a regular hot yoga practice for about 2.5 years now and I LOVE IT. However, I’ve recently started practicing more in a regular yoga studio and it’s given me a completely different outlook on my practice. I feel like I don’t expire as quickly and I’ve had some “feel-like-I-could-practice-yoga-forever” moments which I love. I also feel like some poses – crow! – feel way more accessible to me when I’m not dripping with sweat. I will be continuing to practice in my hot studio regularly but I’m also going to add in more regular practices and at-home practices this year!
After yoga I picked up sushi for Eric and myself to have for dinner and went to bed shortly after finishing my dinner!
I didn’t set an alarm on Saturday and woke up naturally at about 8 am. I wandered downstairs to read my book and relax. After Eric woke up about an hour later we went to McDonalds to get coffee (seriously the best coffee ever!) and then I made myself a delicious brunch around 10:30 consisting of two eggs, an egg white, kale, broccoli and spinach scrambled together and topped with avocado, goat cheese and salsa. This was insanely delicious!
In the afternoon I went snowboarding with my brother. It was such a perfect, beautiful day above the clouds and the conditions were really great too! I wish we’d had time to get more than six runs in. Saturday evening I did a 20-minute at-home yoga practice and then Eric and I took Chloe for a walk in the trails. Lately we love walking her in the trails when it’s dark because all the white snow actually makes it really bright out there but yet no-one is ever around so she can run around off leash to her hearts content.
Later on Saturday evening I got a text from my best friend Jen asking if we wanted to go for a drink with her and her soon-to-be hubby. I’m usually not one for spontaneous/last-minute plans but I’m glad we met up with them because it was great fun!
Sunday morning I was up bright and early to meet my running group for our long run. They were lovely and met me an hour earlier than normal so I could make a yoga workshop at 11 am that I’d signed up for without realizing I needed to lead the long run this weekend! We tackled 12 miles / 19.3 km and it actually went by pretty quickly.
I went straight from running to a 1.5 hour Introduction to Ashtanga yoga workshop at the non-hot yoga studio. I have been really intrigued by Ashtanga yoga ever since I read this post on Jen from Peanut Butter Runner’s blog so when I saw the workshop on Facebook I jumped at the chance to sign up. We spent the entire class working with poses from the Ashtanga primary series. We spent a lot of time talking about each pose and focusing on alignment. I loved every second of it and the 1.5 hours flew by! Now that I have handouts of all the poses from the workshop though I am going to try and start dabbling in this series more at home and see where it takes me. I’m feeling this really strong pull towards yoga the last couple of months and I think more at-home yoga is the best way for me to expand my practice right now. I have a lot to say about this so may have to write a separate post some other time
After my intense morning of running and yoga I came home and video chatted with Lisa, which was fantastic. And then I proceeded to vacuum our entire house. I had plans to spend the afternoon reading but our house really needed it and the vacuum was calling to me. It takes a good hour to vacuum all three floors of our house thoroughly but man does it feel good once it’s done! Then I read my book, worked on some blog posts, heated up frozen cabbage rolls and made sweet potato fries for dinner and cleaned up the kitchen after dinner. A pretty nice and mellow Sunday evening!
What did you do this weekend?