“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” – Anonymous
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Ouch! My legs are heavy as rocks this morning. For the first time, I’m taking on multiple major exercise goals at once.
I’m training to run a 10-mile race in March and I’m flirting with a half-marathon in April and perhaps a full marathon down the road.
In addition, yesterday was Day #1 of the 21 Day Yoga Challenge (to take 21 yoga classes in 21 days at Tranquil Space). I will be out of town 3 of the days, so I’ll have to double up on classes other days.
AM I SANE? I’m not sure.
I’m also returning to exercise after 2 weeks off with a strange rib-cage injury from too much twisting in yoga. The only “cure” was time off.
Once recovered, I returned with vigor. On Sunday, I attended Suzannah’s fabulous Nia class and took a fast-paced run outdoors afterwards. Monday, I returned to my yoga mat for the 21 Day Challenge (light on the twisting).
Getting back in shape hurts.
Everything takes more concentrated effort and my legs are screaming for mercy. I’ll keep going – knowing this will make me stronger and happier eventually.
Competitions, races and challenges are great to kick-start exercise routines. I’m hoping the yoga and running compliment each other.
I fear that I may not reach my goals. My knee tendinitis or rib inflammation may flare up. My health and work goals will take precedent. My sleepiness and cataplexy are looming too.
But I’ll never know unless I try!