Running, Blogging, and a little bit of Yoga

I’ve started running again.  Actually, I started in running in March when, for the first time in my life, I had a required hour long lunch break and no idea how to spend it.  I pulled on my running shoes one fine afternoon and went for a run.  Just like that, I was once again a runner.

After a second run in my old running shoes it was clear I needed a new pair (my ankles were killing me!).  I headed to my local running store (Big River Running, for those in the St. Louis area) and had a fitting done.  I ended up purchasing a pair of Adidas, which was confusing but also very fortunate.  My shoes, the Adidas Supernova Glide 7, are the most comfortable pair of running shoes I’ve ever owned.  I’ll do a review on them in the future.

Since I started running with my new shoes in March I’ve put nearly 130 miles on them!  That’s a huge accomplishment for me, as I was never someone who ran regularly.  A few weeks ago I decided to begin training for a 10k happening in October – the GO! St. Louis Halloween 10k.  Having a goal has already motivated me!  I ran four miles this week, the most I’ve run since before my wedding and honeymoon, when I fell off the running horse for a good six weeks.

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Since I’m running again I figured I might as well blog about it.  I think it will help keep me accountable and interested in continuing my running journey.

In addition to running, I’ve also started practicing yoga again.  A coworker of mine recently earner her yoga teacher certification, and she does free classes twice a week.  While I’ve realized I’m not flexible at all, I’ve really enjoyed starting my practice again.  I feel exhausted but at peace after every class.  I forgot how much yoga really helps center me.

Thanks for taking the time to read, folks.  I plan to start blogging somewhat regularly again and hope you enjoy my posts!

Samantha or Sam Yoga

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