Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest antelope, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or an antelope -- when the sun comes up, you'd better be running. -African proverb

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Running Bonuses!

There are so many things that I love about running -- the feeling after a hard workout, spending time outdoors on beautiful trails, and hanging out with other runner friends.  But there are also the extra, sometimes hidden, bonuses of running -- the massages, yoga classes and spa days. Did I mention that these are a necessary part of running?!?  ;)

I'm on Spring Break this week, so I'm taking full advantage of my running bonuses.  I just started getting into yoga, and I love it so far!  My goal is to go at least once a week.  But since I had some free time this week, I went almost every day.  I've tried other yoga places in the past, but none of them were a good fit for me (obviously since I didn't stick with them).  My new yoga place is awesome!  The people are friendly, and the classes are perfect for me.  Not only do I get a ton of stretching in, but we also do lots of core and strength work.  If you're in the Reno area, I highly recommend Pure Yoga. Click here to visit the website.

I also got a massage this week.  I typically get one a month, but I splurged and started the week off with a bonus massage!  It was my post-50K massage, so it was necessary.  ;)

And, since I was ordered by my coach (Hi Will!) to go to the spa to fix my Achilles, I spent 3 days at the Peppermill spa this week.  I did my necessary hot/cold therapy.  But of course a trip to the spa isn't complete without some relaxation, pampering and lunch with friends.  So relaxing and fun!

All and all, I would rate my spring break as very productive.  I got all my necessary tasks done.  I could definitely get used to all these necessary tasks! ;)


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