Is anyone else totally mixed up on the days after having Christmas fall in the middle of the week along with travel? I can’t believe the weekend is almost over and it’s time for the weekly workout recap. The last few days have felt like one long stretch of weekend although I am not complaining about that. I have slept 8+ hours for the past four nights in a row….and I feel AMAZING.
Let’s talk a little yoga…the combo of finishing the September Hashtanga Instagram Challenge, training for and running the Thunder Road Half Marathon and getting a puppy pretty has put a damper on posting as many yoga pictures and videos on Instagram as I typically do.
But lately I have been spending so much time in the yoga studio lately teaching and practicing whenever I can (which will be even more in the new year) that it’s left me inspired. I have been wanting to get more creative with transitions and sequencing for my classes and also to challenge myself again when it comes to my personal practice.
Here are two transitions I have been working on over the last week.
This is figure four to figure four arm balance to tripod headstand and back to figure four arm balance on the opposite leg.
And I love, love, love this transition from twisted mountain climber arm balance to double leg chin stand that you see in the first two poses of this video. I have had fun working on this in my practice over the last week. The last two poses you see in this video are flip dog to revolved side plank. I think revolved side plank is a pretty made up pose that has become popular with teachers in Charlotte but it feels amazing. Try it!
And here’s a look at this week’s workouts.
400 meter sprint
30 kettlebell swings
20 wall balls
30 ab mat sit ups
20 jump lunges
This workout was surprisingly tough and took me 30+ minutes to complete. Those rep totals come to 150 KBS and sit ups and 100 wall balls and jump lunges. This was an awesome blend of cardio and strength.
1 mile run to warm up + strength + MetCon (metabolic conditioning)
30 pull ups
30 deadlifts (115#)
30 back squats (95#)
12 minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible)
3 power snatch (55#)
9 supine toes to bar
I finished 10 rounds in 12 minutes.
Thursday (Christmas Day)
4.5 mile run
5 mile run
Hot yoga + 2.5 mile walk
It was my first time walking both girls at the same time and they did great! 🙂
TBD but probably a walk with the pups and/or a 3-5 mile run.