Yoga intentions.

Catching up on last week a bit.

Wednesday night was my yoga night. I was so happy to be back since I had to miss Tuesday. I did have a bit of a wrinkle because I had slept on my neck funny earlier, and was trying to not aggravate my neck / shoulder more. It was a really great, sweaty practice.

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My new shirt really fits my yoga intention of fighting mu autoimmune and getting back on track. And it makes me laugh, so added bonus.

One thing that I have that I like more and more about yoga is the mental / meditation aspect of it. I really started yoga with the intention of just getting a good stretch and working on regaining my flexibility. I didn’t really start internalizing the “intention” until the last couple sessions. At some point, I really relaxed (which is something I never do) and just lived in the moment. I breathed. I listened. I spent time thinking about what I wanted to get out of that day’s practice. And at the end of practice, as we finish up by laying heavy into the floor, I thought about my intention as well.  I could seriously just curl up and take a nap by the end.

After yoga, I jumped on the trainer and got some spinning in while watching the Olympics.

Then, things derailed a bit… My allergies hit hard and I was not sure if I was getting sick, or just run down. I took a couple rest days hoping I could pull it together in time for my 5K on Saturday. I guess my car had something else in mind as it decided to break major parts on Saturday night… So I ended up missing my race on Sunday. Was not happy with that at all.

So Sunday I was tired and feeling run down, still… But I decided to get out on my cross-bike and see what a gravel ride felt like. To be honest, I felt pretty horrible most of the time. It was bright and sunny, so I felt hot and dehydrated. I perked up a bit on the shady sections, but they were few and far between.

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Since I was alone, I decided to take advantage and ride the minimum maintenance road that I normally turnaround at since my husband is well beyond pooped at that point. I am actually really happy I rode that section as it really brought a smile to my face. That was my favorite part of the ride.

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Unfortunately, I had to make it all the way back home yet. The way home was considerably slower because I had gotten a lot of mud in my cleats while standing on the rutty muddy road and it took me half the ride back to get clipped in. I was also really tired and just spinning easy back up the hills. I was so tired I even missed the bottle cage and dropped my water bottle, which I had to backtrack a bit to retrieve.

So while not my best ride, I was proud I finished and really happy to find a new thing I like to do: explore minimum maintenance roads.

Oh! I wanted to share a discount code with you all!  15% of prAna apparel through end of September with code “PFS16DIRT.” I mentioned before I was partnering with prAna but they gave me my own code to share rather than the generic one, so I thought I would share that with you. I am actually really excited about this promotion since I actually have a lot of prAna dresses that I purchased at Title Nine over the past couple years.

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