Hello there! This was a really fun and quick week for me- work has been really steady and busy the past few weeks with a big upcoming merger just months away, so my workouts have really been my mental escape. I didn't get out for biking or kayaking as much as I wanted to, but hoping to fix that this week. But it was a good week of workouts, with one long bike ride and a run on a trail I've been wanting to visit for a while. Here's how the week went-
10 min Focus Flow: Floor Poses with Aditi
I woke up and went on a long morning walk with Selma, and got in some yoga once I got back. Felt like a great way to start the week and day! I could tell that I haven't been doing enough yoga lately because my hips were TIGHT. Need to get back into taking longer yoga flows instead of just these 10 minute ones.
15 mile Bike
Dan and I headed out for a midday bike ride and I'm pretty sure this was my longest (nonstop) ride ever. We started at Bond Park and took the White Oak Creek Greenway all the way to the American Tobacco Trail. We've done this trail a few times before, starting at different parks, but this was the first time we did the entire thing. There are a few times where you have to cross roads, but they're all very small and not busy streets. Otherwise it's all trail with a few bridges and tunnels! Such a fun path to bike on and so beautiful.
Today was the seven year anniversary of the House of Hops Run Club! I feel so lucky that I found this club and was welcomed in by the group immediately. In the short time that I've been going I've already made a lot of friends and have had so much fun getting to know everyone and the running scene in Raleigh. Today's run felt so good- I felt like I could run forever and my legs just felt amazing! Complete change from last week when I was struggling to finish. After the run I hung out for a while and got suckered into signing up for two local races, so time to start really training!
Checked off another park in Cary this morning! We headed to the North Cary Park, which is right off of the Black Creek Greenway that we previously biked on. The park itself is one of the nicest I've visited so far- there are tons of activities from a HUGE playground and sandpit to sand volleyball, climbing area, and fields. After we checked out all of the fun areas we explored a bit of the trails which were also great. Lots of tree coverings and bridges!
We made our way down to the greenway and walked on that for a bit, taking a pit stop in the creek so Selma could swim a bit. It was a great park and would be a great place to go on a run.
10 min Yoga Flow with Anna
Dan and I were both in need of a good stretch so we took this short and fun class. There was a lot of movement, some balance, and good stretches so it was just what I was looking for.