Cold Weather, Hot Yoga

Snow stuck me inside most of Christmas weekend in Colorado, but I found relief returning to yoga. I ventured outside for a Christmas Eve run that didn’t even last a half mile, fighting an obstacle course of ice and temperatures in the teens.

After taking it easy for the past few weeks post-Marathon, I felt out of shape. My marathon now feels ages ago. While my plan was to hit the yoga studio daily, I’ve been held back by this fear. Context helped give me confidence: I ran a marathon this month, of course I can handle an hour of yoga!

Finally, I gave it a try yesterday. Yoga is a bit like riding a bicycle. The muscles remember, and it’s OK to take it slow as the mind catches up. Class felt so great that I went back again today, this time running the 1.5 miles to the studio as a warm-up. It feels great to rebuild my routine.

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