So moving on from my half marathon hangover this week I made it to my body pump class yesterday. Great workout! I started thinking about the benefits of weight training and running. As I have said before now that the half marathon is done I’m going to focus more on strength and yoga. I remember hearing that strength training is beneficial for runners, but I can’t remember where I read it and started doing some research yesterday.
I didn’t find any great articles, but what I did find surprised me. Turns out that yoga is very beneficial to runners. I have found several articles on the subject. The one I like the most is this one from Women’s Health Magazine and it gives you a sample workout. Check it out!
I definitely want to continue with strength, but I’m going to try these stretches every morning or at least 3 times a week to help with flexibility.
Yesterday I used my Christmas present from the hubby for a relaxing, much needed massage. I love gift certificates! It was an hour long, deep tissue massage….my favorite! Can’t wait to go back for my facial.
This pic is a little blurry, but it reminds me that bathing suit season is just around the corner and I need to focus on my goals. More on that this week. I’m starting a new program next week that will help me reach my Spring Break goals. 🙂 Yay!
I saw this sign at the gym. Love it! TGIF and time for a glass of wine!