I’ve finally started feeling better (yay!) and ready to get back to running. Only a mile at a time, but tonight will make it three times a week so I’m pretty happy with that. I switched back to running outside which is HOT but also fun. I’m really surprised that after running on the treadmill for a couple of months and then not running at all for over a month running barefoot is just as comfortable as it was before. I don’t know why but I thought my feet would get un-used to it.
Before I started running again I started doing yoga again. It’s amazing how hard everything is the first time after doing very little but sitting or laying around for too long. But I found two yoga practices that are perfect for when you don’t have the energy to go all out but you want to do SOMETHING. And the cool thing is after you do something you naturally want to do something else. A body in motion and all.
This yoga practice is from Yoga Journal. It’s nice and mellow but still leaves you feeling great when you’re done.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID3Kh50GLyo?rel=0]
Here’s one for digestion. It’s also gentle and relaxing.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MNiHTHkyyc?rel=0]
My colitis isn’t completely back in remission but it’s close enough that I feel confident that if I keep up the meds and the aloe juice and keep down the stress and the bad attitude it’ll be gone in no time. All in all it’s been a great week.
What do you do to keep your energy up when you aren’t feeling it or to ease back into working out when you’ve been off the wagon for a while? If you know of any other great, mellow yoga practices I’d love to hear about them!