Monday, June 1, 2009

The only dude in the room

Last night Kendra and I went to our "regular" Sunday night yoga at Midtown Charm City Yoga. The room was packed as it normally is - but, I noticed something just before the class started. I had the only Y chromosome in the hot/sweaty room full of girls in spandex. Since, as a married man, I no longer notice attractive females - my only thought was that it's too bad more dudes don't do yoga.

I've discussed yoga in a post a long time ago - I really do think it helped me in my training for Boston. Everyone knows that yoga helps your muscles to become more flexible - but, it also strengthens muscles. It's not just 90 minutes of stretching. There are plenty of "poses" where I find myself shaking uncontrollably, sweat poring onto the mat, as I pray that we'll soon move into "child's pose." There are also poses designed to help your body get rid of toxins - which is important if you're training hard. Finally, it is a great stress reliever - I can't really explain it - but, I always feel less stressed and more ready to face the merde de vie after a session.

This is my first week with a "hard" workout. I have 18 weeks to go until my Fall goal race - the Army 10 miler.

Last Week
Monday: 7.5 miles
Tuesday: 11 miles 8X100m
Wednesday: 8 miles
Thursday: 6 miles
Friday: 9.5 miles
Saturday: 4 miles
Sunday: 17 miles
Total: 63 miles

This Week
Monday: 7 miles
Tuesday morning: 4 miles
Tuesday afternoon: 9 miles - hills
Wednesday: 10 miles
Thursday: 8.5 miles
Friday: 10 miles
Saturday: 4 miles
Sunday: 12 miles 6 miles tempo
Total: 64.5 miles

1 comment:

RM said...

You forgot to mention that you ALSO have two X chromosomes, so you're XXY. Ha.