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Motivation Monday: A Runny Nose and a Yoga Pose

 Yoga–heart openers and some peaceful quiet rest

Yoga. Practicing Heart Openers.

Yoga. Practicing Heart Openers.

Head cold. UGH . . . no running . . . at least not on the trails today. I have been so healthy up to this point in my Boston Marathon training perhaps my body is telling me I need a day off? Today I will use some yoga and the power of positive thinking, perhaps some extra vitamin C and some extra sleep to nurse my body back to 100% health.

I hate being sick! The top 2 reasons why I hat being sick . . . 1. It affects my running! 2. It is hard to be a Mom when you are sick and your kids are swirling around as usual as though you fed them straight sugar and coffee for breakfast.

Ok . . . now that I am done complaining, how do you stay motivated when your body is telling you it is time to go an snuggle up in bed with a good book instead of sticking to your training plan?

YOGA–Love yourself, Find your energy and your inner happiness

YOGA–Love yourself, Find Your Energy and Your Inner Happiness

I decided that for today yoga and working on “heart openers” was the perfect answer to try to lift the foggy feeling hanging over me.  When I practice yoga I usually like to go to a class to gain the additional feelings of energy from those practicing around me. However, recently I discovered GAIAM TV  through FitFluential (did you know I am a FitFluential Amassador?) where you can stream films, interviews, yoga and fitness videos.  This is perfect for when you don’t want to leave the comfort of your home but want to get in a good workout or quiet yoga session. Today I chose to try some “Happy Heart Flow”  yoga from Nicole Wienholt.

I love the quiet focus of yoga and the open release and energy flow at the end of a practice. Even though I have had to skip a few runs I am working to heal my body and get some rest so that I can find my motivation later this week for some renewed energy for some trail running and focused marathon training.

Link Love:

Sniffles, Flu, Fever: When it’s OK to workout

Blizzards Make for Some Crazy Racing

Valentine’s Gifts For Runners–Running for Dummies

Running in the Snow-Happy Fit Mama

I’m a Tough Girl–Review of Skirt Sports from MizFitOnline

RRCA Certification Recap–Mommy Run Fast

The Happy Heart ProjectThe Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail

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7 responses

7 responses

  1. Hope you are feeling better very soon! I’ve been trying to get past a cold myself for the past week or so, but it’s so hard to rest when all I really want to do is run.

  2. Just discovered your blog when my “posts like this” widget brought it up while I was writing about my own head cold. The germs are really getting around this year. Hope you feel better soon. I look forward to following your Boston training. I’m planning to do my first full marathon in September.

    1. Thanks for checking out my blog. Yes, this winter has been terrible for colds, I think the fluctuations in temperature are not helping at all! Which marathon are you hoping to do? Check in and let me know how it’s going! Good luck and I will definitely stop by your blog too! Happy running and be well!

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