I’m trying to take it easy today after my half marathon yesterday. Even though I ran hard and scored a PR (sorta), I’m not wrecked at all. My legs feel a little heavy, but not too sore. I was pretty good about recovery: I wore my compression socks all day, went Tarzan-the-ape-Sam on bananas (for carbs and potassium), hydrated like it was my job, and went to sleep at 9 o clock last night.
This morning I wanted to get myself stretched out, so I elected for an impromptu yoga session in my living room.
Luckily- I live with a VERY qualified yoga instructor, who noticed some imbalances in my form:
Louis is a great teacher- always happy to demonstrate.
Louis is a great yoga teacher, but, being a cat, he tends to avoid downward facing dog pose. My practice felt incomplete, so I decided to go take a class from a Human being at my favorite local studio, Yoga Life Greenlake. It was great, we did some really fun shoulder openers and arm balances.
I popped into work to do some DNA preps:
I also set up some ImmunoPrecipitations.
I finally had enough time to hit the bike shop today! I haven’t been on a bike since my Fuji was stolen in mid-Frebruary. Bus commuting is fine for most of the public, but I am way too likely to stop and take a selfie on the way to the bus stop for public transit to be a viable option for me. I had been missing my daily ride to and from work, and bike adventures are my favorite thing to do when the weather starts to get nice in Seattle!
Ok- “nice weather” might be a little too much to ask for in March. For now I’ll be stoked on “not actively raining and slightly less gray.” I will also be stoked on my new bicycle! It’s a Fuji Roubaix, with 105 components. I am SO excited to find out where this little beauty will take me!
Now, as Sunday is winding down, I’m going to water my plants, cook myself some dinner, and read a few chapters of “In the Year of the Flood,” by Maragaret Atwood (this book is SO GREAT).
That was my super Sunday. Before you go, I have a VITALLY important question that needs answering: What should I name my nice new bike?