Weeks 37, 38, 39

I guess I fell off the wagon of my weekly recaps again. My motto always used to be, "I don't do Sundays..." meaning, I needed a whole day of doing nothing to psych myself up for upcoming the work week, but lately my Sunday's (and pretty much every other day of the week) have been so jammed packed. I haven't had time to blog as much as I would like to, but that isn't to say that I'm not constantly writing posts in my head. I guess I just need to find the time to get my thoughts written out in some kind of orderly and timely manner.

Week 37, September 11-17 Run: Ran 4 times - 11 miles - 6.5 miles - 6 miles - 2 miles

Spin: 1 session

Swim: None (sad face)

Strength Training: 1 session of TRX, Kettle bells and Weights

Yoga: 5 classes!!!

Week 37, September 18-24 Run: Ran 2 times - The disastrous Moo Cow Half-Marathon - 6 miles

Spin: 1 session

Swim: 1 session for 2000 meters

Strength Training: 1 session of TRX, Kettle bells and Weights (on a Friday night no less!)

Yoga: 5 classes!!!

Week 38, September 25 - October 1 Run: Ran 4 times - Half Moon Bay 10K + 3 - 5.69 miles - 7 miles - 10 miles

Spin: 1 session

Swim: None (sad face again)

Strength Training: 1 session of TRX, Kettle bells and Weights

Yoga: 3 classes (back-to-back classes on a Friday night!)

As you can see I've really delved into the whole yoga thing. I was determined to make the most of my 30 days of unlimited yoga for $30. It has been a tremendous help for me, not just physically but mentally and emotionally as well. I never thought I'd be one of those people who appreciated the Yin side of yoga, but I have definitely evolved into one.

Week 38 was also a low-key week for me. I didn't fit in as many yoga classes or workouts as I wanted to because I had balance out my schedule with fun times with real-life friends:

• I celebrated one of my oldest and dearest friend's birthday. • I had dinner and spent time catching up with former colleagues/friends. • I took the day off to attend the final SF Giants home game.

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I even used this day to splurge on some of my favorite Club Level treats that I won't be able to have until next season:

Like the Baked Potato:

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Or the Ghirardelli Ice Cream Sundae:

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Fun times! I admit, I stressed myself out a little trying to figure out a way to still fit in all the workouts and yoga classes that I missed out on, but I finally let it go and told myself - I need the balance. And I was so glad that I did.

Today I got to sleep in (which means waking up at 7 am) and get a few chores and projects done before heading down to San Jose to cheer on some of my favorite Bay Area Runners at the San Jose Rock n Roll Half Marathon.

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We celebrated a bunch of their PR's and Audrey's birthday!

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By the time I got home, it was later in the afternoon and I spent the rest of the day finishing up some projects to get ready for the rest of the week. I had wanted to go to a late afternoon yoga class, but decided that I just needed an evening to chill. This was the first day of complete rest where I didn't do anything active since August 29th. It felt a little weird, but was mentally refreshing.

Looking forward to starting a new week!