“Jillian Michaels’ BodySHRED class is coming to the Y!” So read the post for one my local Y locations, in Facebook. A few months ago there as a similar post for a class called “R.I.P.P.E.D.” I expect BodyREND, then BodyDETONATE to be on that schedule in the future. What is this love affair with masochism, with fitness marketing? Do we all need punishment? Does bleeding … Continue reading BodySMOOCHES
So far, I’ve picked two for 2013. Around mid-September, I assessed the list of races I did/planned to do in 2012 and realized that it had hit ten. Nine of them were running races; the first of them was the American Birkebeiner classic ski race. As I did this math, I realized that I’d overcommitted myself in such a way that I’d likely be unable … Continue reading Because we can can can
The main thing I wanted at the end of each day this past weekend (meaning Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) was to get out of all the stretchy workout clothing that I had been wearing for a total of perhaps 20 hours. I found this desire surprising for three reasons: a) two years ago I spent 200+ hours in yoga (often lycra) clothes over a six … Continue reading Great expectations
Flow. Menstruation. Rivers. Power. Muscle-bound half-naked men making scary sounds while lifting large iron objects. Or, something plugged into a wall. Or, somebody wearing a bodysuit. Vinyasa. What language is that? Yoga. Quiet room, no sweating. Candles? Bending bodies into improbable contortions, even if it’s just attempting to touch one’s oh-so-distant toes. I think I’d really rather call my yoga class, “Energy yoga”. Chi yoga? … Continue reading To market, to market.
In the middle of a staff meeting today, my mind and pencil wandered for a short spell, and I drew a familiar grid on my note pad. Along the top row were letters signifying the days of this week, and down the left side were 3 categories. I filled in the grid, in an effort to confirm that I was covering various bases, usually relating … Continue reading To do
Hubby likes colorful food, originally uploaded by arahbahn. I’m not entirely sure that my slow, flat 8-miler yesterday gave me a need for recovery fuel, but here’s what it ended up being: one of the Buttermilk Ham & Cheese Muffins that I made on Saturday. 27.3 grams carbs, 9.6 grams protein were in it. It was perhaps a little high in fat (19g), but the … Continue reading Recovery