Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday 4:15-5:45 Bikrams Cambie - Danny

This was my first class with Danny since I have been back at Bikrams Vancouver. He is the same. I would love to say I had a way better class today and everything is back to normal but I can't say that. I can say that I had a better class today and I only missed one right triangle. I did everything else... although I didn't hold everything to the end. It was hot and the class was full. Danny randomly held doors open though - that really helped.

I am going back tomorrow! 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wednesday Run 6.46 Km 34:04 Mins

I thought it was going to start pouring so I decided before I left that I would run Cambie bridge and back around Science World - an easy 4km. However, the sun was shining through the clouds a bit and I thought maybe I should run the run I originally wanted to run which is the Cambie - Burrard bridge run. When I got to the bridge ramp there was an old man in a red shirt at the top of the ramp. When I got to the top he was a ways a way but I thought - if he takes the stairs I will go the same way he goes and that will make my decision. He went right so I went right too. And then he was gone. He must live somewhere there. Anywho, it was a good decision. I really like that run. It is the perfect length, with hills and nice scenery. I have said that before.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tuesday 5:30-6:30 Street Jazz - Moses

I was looking forward to taking Jo's class but Moses was teaching. Ok... sexy, gay style. I felt fat and gross and ugly and gay! hahaha!! Oh well... worked my brain and got sweaty. I just wish I had some friends in these classes... it would make them more fun. See... I said it was fun.

I saw Moe at the front desk. That made me feel bad for not being back to her class in a while. Oh well.. I will get back in the swing of Saturday classes soon.

I forgot Carrie's birthday on the 25th... Sunday. I just called her... she is busy moving stuff from her old place to her parents' place. I am so excited for her to come back downtown :-)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday 12-1:30 Bikrams Cambie - Kirsten B

This was my forth crappy class in a row! Kits, Cambie, Cambie, Cambie. Julia, Tanya, Mari, Kirsten. There was one good thing about this class. I was able to do rabbit. it felt good to stretch out my upper back. I did one set of all of the balancing series. I was too hot and dizzy to do more but I kept getting back up and doing at least one set. It was hot the second I walked in. My shins were sweating during the first breathing exercise and my hair was soaked by the second half moon. I thought I was being smart - this time I stood right under a fan. That only helps when she turns the fan on!

Anywho - it sucked. I am happy I went and I am happy that it is over. I look forward to going back next Friday and Saturday and kicking yogas ass! Check out grams up there... if she can do it... I can do it!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Saturday Run 4.04 Km 20:44 Mins.

Jonny's back is out... so we have been lazy the last two days. I forced myself to get up and go this morning. It is so sunny outside!! I love it! I ran around Science World and back across the Cambie Street Bridge. There were lots of people out enjoying the sun. I think spring has finally sprung. Too bad there is only one day left of spring break!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wednesday 9:30-11:00am Bikrams Cambie - Mari

I thought I was going to be fine this class. This was the class I was going to be back in action and able to do everything but I struggled with the heat and my rising heart rate during the balancing postures again. I did at least one set of each and kneeled for the other set and focussed on my breathing. I told myself in my head that FRIDAY is my day. Friday my goal is to balance out my effort. I am not going to try as hard at the beginning... I am going to pace myself so I can get through everything without sitting down.

My wings were really hurting during rabbit.

I forced my ankle a lot during eagle and it doesn't hurt now.

My right hammy was a little flexier today.

The teacher, Mari, is a dancer.

The old Asian man that stood beside me once at Kits was there. I like him.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tuesday 6.6 Km 34:50 Mins

I did the Cambie - Burrard bridge run this morning. It is the first time I have done the bridge run since my ankle. I really like running over the bridges and getting see the view from up high. I think this is one of my favourite runs. It is the perfect length - it has some hill but not much - and there are lots of things to look at. It is sunnier in the morning on the Granville island side of the C wall too.

I thought of Jonny a lot during this run because the last time I was over on this side we were walking over there. Under the Burrard street bridge is where we thought of tandeming our headphones. There are the stairs by the water where we stole a kiss. And by the fish market where I found out he was called peanut when he was little too. That seems like a long time ago now.

Anywho - awesome run!! I love getting up and getting my work out done. It makes my day better. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday 9:30 - 11:00am Bikrams Cambie - Tanya

This was my first time at the new Cambie studio. It is beautiful!! It is on the lower floor of the City Square mall. There is free parking. The change room has many bench, cubby, hook areas - so much so that I almost had one all to myself! There are hair dryers! (Not that I am going to stick around and shower and primp - run home and do it at home - but nice if I were to go on the way to going to school or something else.)

The studio has speakers and the teacher wears a mic so I could hear really well. 

Tanya is just as awesome - if not more awesome. She told a story during svasana about getting her picture taken during standing separate leg head to knee pose. She sent the picture to one of the winners of the past yoga competitions and learned to keep it simple. If she had just opened her legs a bit wider she could have gotten her head to her knee. I learned that in Bikrams Bali last summer. I think that is what she was saying. That is what I heard anyways. I missed her stories. 

I didn't do as awesome as I would have wanted to do seeing Tanya for the first time but I kept on trucking. I did have to take some breaks. I was hot and getting dizzy. I did all that I could. I am looking forward to going back on Wednesday before Chronic Taco with Sam's fam. 

I thought about Carrie and I doing yoga in this studio. 

AND... did I see Shirley's Lisa in class???

Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday 6.46 Km 34:08 Mins

I am back in action! I veggied out, slept, ate, drank... and did no exercise since last Friday. It really wore me out and made me appreciate my normal life. Jonny and I have decided to do a 9 week healthy binge so we really killed our monkeys this last week.

Today's run was nice. I didn't worry about how long I ran - I just saw a sunny break in the day and ran as long as I wanted - which turned out to be 6.46Km. I ran right to the new Cactus Club and back. I didn't do any walks but I didn't force myself to run faster than I wanted. I just ran a consistent pace. Well, I kinda got slower on the way back because the wind was pushing me.

I have been having second thoughts about running the half marathon. I do not want to have such a strict schedule right now in my life and I don't want to just run. I want to dance and yoga too. I may still do it ... but for now... I think I will just run when I want and dance and yoga too. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thursday 3km Steady 15:21 Mins.

I didn't run that steady. I ran about the same speed as yesterday. I got home and changed from my hoody and sneakers into my running jacket, runners, and hat and left. I ran the same route as yesterday and it was about the same weather as yesterday - clear, cold and sunny. When I got home Jonny told me to hurry because dinner was ready. And now we are chilling! There is nothing like running - not having to wait for a class to start or to have to go to any specific place.

Anywho - I am looking forward to the break Friday and the long run Sunday!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wednesday 3km Tempo 15:10 Mins

I didn't want to run. I waited all day for the sun and then I didn't feel like going. It is so short and so fast .. I am glad I went. I think tomorrow I will feel better when everything is back to normal - back to school! (for two days and then spring break and I can do whatever I want whenever I want... as long as it is kinda free!!)

The Internet died!! So.. I end here. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tuesday 2:15 Bikrams Kits - Julia R.

I didn't want to go to this class but I went. I had a feeling I was going to struggle. It was super hot as soon as I walked in. I missed the first right triangle. During the spine strengthening I skipped a few postures. I was so hot and my heart was beating really fast. My face was ... and still is beat red and I was super sweaty. Gross. I couldn't wait to get out of the class.

I got one correction in the akward - to not be on my toes so high - but that is just because that ankle doesn't bend. I am still working on it though.. maybe one day it will bend.

I know the next class will be better. 

Tuesday 4 Km Tempo 19:58 Mins.

I got up and ran right away today. I was sleepy and seeing cute Jonny all sleepy made me want to curl back up and stay in bed but I fought the urge and left the house. I ran down the alley to the C wall and I ran right to just before the Christmas tree at the edge of English Bay. I turned back around and ran back along the C wall until the sunny bench spot on the gravel where you can catch the little ferry. I walked back through the park and home.

It was sunny but cold. The little puddles were full of ice. My hands and legs were itchy after a warm shower. I enjoyed the sun and the run though.

I was thinking about my running pants - they are too tight and I am blubbering over them - but my jacket covers them. At what point do you say... it would be better to get new ones and feel better about yourself... then to feel like a blubbery old person. Can I make it to short season? I am pretty sure they still fit me. OR.. can I fight this and win? Will I get back in shape quickly??? I guess if it took a year and a half to put it on it will take at least that or more to take it off. Hmmm... I am not going to think about it anymore today. (ya.. right!) Time to go eat!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Monday 7 Km LSD 38:08 Mins. - Azelia

I missed Saturday's 3 km. I might add it in this week sometime. I also missed Sunday's run. I got it done today though. Azelia and I drove to Stanley Park and parked near Barclay street. We ran by the lagoon then up Rawlings and Tatlow... I think. We ended up back by the lagoon at the halfway mark and we turned around and ran the same way back. It was super nice in the park - the trees stopped the wind. It was sunny but cold. Azelia was having trouble with her knee - I hope she doesn't hut herself more by running with me!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Thursday 3 Km Steady 15:16 Mins - Azelia

It was beautiful (but cold) out today. It was sunsetish and clear. Azelia and I ran the same route as yesterday - to the right at the Yaletown entrance of the C wall and to just before the restaurant part of the route. We ran a slower and steadier pace today. Although - I noticed that we run faster around people. We are both too competitive!! hahaha!

I feel so grateful that I can run without pain. I am glad I waited for the screw to come out. I am glad I let myself heal. I am so happy that I have a beautiful city to run around. I look forward to my next run.