Hi! I hope everyone had a very happy Easter! I had a good day but I always really miss my parents and my grandmother on this day.
I’ve taught yoga on Easter morning for the last four years in a row. As I shared recently, I’ve been feeling ready to give up Sunday morning “yoga church” but this morning was…perfect. For whatever reason, I feel more myself in this class than any other. It feels like we’re just hanging out for 90 minutes. I teach exactly how and what I want to teach and feel so comfortable sharing whatever it is that is on my heart or in my head. There is just so much connection.
The last two Sundays I have taught this class, I went into it with the attitude I was going to give it up but the classes made me wonder how I could possibly do it. This class pushes and challenges me as a teacher, in all the best ways. I am torn.
I came home after class to find some Easter treats. Reeses + Cadburry Eggs + Easter = yes.
I made a simple but really delicious brunch of scrambled eggs with goat cheese, uncured baked bacon, cinnamon chip scones and citrus. French press coffee on the side. I don’t know how I went so many years without French pressing my own coffee. Game changer.
The rest of my day consisted of getting sucked into the vortex of website updates (I start with one minor change and then go down the rabbit hole…), practicing yoga and girlfriend time with my BFF.
And now for a quick recap of my weekly workouts.
5 mile run
Hot yoga (kinda)
I was not feeling well and thought that moving around a bit would help (ladies, you know what I mean)…it did not. I spent most of practice in child’s pose or on my back in gentle twists.
4.5 mile run + CrossFit & lift
I ran 1.8 miles to the gym and then decided to do the WOD on the whiteboard. It was 50 pullups and 50 back squats at bodyweight. The instructions were to do pull ups and then do the same number of back squats until you reached 50. I did them in sets of five (kipping pull ups) and back squats at 115. I do high-rep back squats on the regular at 75-85 pounds but the 115 was a big challenge. I could feel with every one exactly where I would be sore…and was I ever sore. Good lord. Haven’t squatted that heavy at that volume in a long time.
After the WOD (took 10:45), I did 50 GHD sit ups, 50 bicep curls, 50 strict dumbbell press and 50 tricep overhead extensions. (I did this in 5 rounds of 10.)
And then I had to run home…I ran the long way and ended up at 4.5 miles total. My legs felt like jello for the first half a mile but the run ended up being nice recovery.
6 mile hike
What’s your favorite Easter candy?