It is cold, wet, and nasty outside, so I didn't go for my usual Thursday morning run with the baby. The windchill is 14 degrees and I know Faith wouldn't be comfortable. I wish they had heated strollers so I could take her out no matter what, but until then, we'll stay inside.
I decided to go to my first hot vinyasa class tonight and I'm excited! I have no clue what to wear, but I'm guessing bringing a towel would be a good idea. I've taken classes from this instructor before and she almost teaches it like a yoga bootcamp. Most yoga teachers are like "Oh, do what your body tells you is right" and this instructor is saying "Hold 10 more seconds, you can do more than you think!" I like her :)
The class doesn't start until 7:30 tonight and I'm thinking of skipping my daytime workout because I'm pretty sure this class will kick my butt. Plus, I'm waiting on my next Desperate Housewives DVD to arrive from Netflix and that always hurts my motivation to run on the treadmill. I think I'm on season 3 or 4 of that show and it's getting kind of cheesy, so I'm considering switching back to Gossip Girl since the 3rd season is now available on Netflix. Decisions, decisions.....
Faith slept for 12 hours last night and Peanut slept in her crate (which prevented her from waking us up at 5am), so I actually feel rested today. I feel much more enthusiastic about my 10 mile run this weekend. It's looking like my running group is going to meet up on Sunday instead of Saturday, so I'll run as much of my 10 miler with them as possible and then continue on my own to finish it up. I'm on the fence about Peanut running that with me. She's run 8 miles without a problem, so she should be able to run 10, right? I've asked the vet before and the response is always that it's fine as long as it isn't hot. She runs mostly in the grass and always has a ridiculously happy expression on her face, like in this picture:
But with no ball in her mouth. Except for the times that she finds a stick on our runs and carries that along. It's really hard to feel like a serious runner when you have a goofy dog at your side with a big leafy stick in her mouth :)
Do any experienced hot yoga people have any advice for me?