Training for what I continue to insist will be my one-and-only Ironman has been a matter of waiting for the shoe to drop. Even as I diligently put in the miles (very long, very slow), I’ve been expecting something catastrophic to derail my plans. To that end, I haven’t even bought our plane tickets yet. What’s come along so far hasn’t been hugely dramatic, but it’s taught me some lessons in dealing with what life presents me. First, I managed to roll my ankle for the umpteenth time ten minutes into a two-and-a-half-hour run—not even on trails, but on a curb!—but, as there’s really nothing left to sprain in there, it’s been manageable and is now mostly healed. The lesson there, learned once more, is to appreciate staying upright; it’s never a given.
My latest piece for Yoga Journal’s Active Yogi blog details a variation on pigeon that’s helpful for folks with tight hips […]
I’ve posted a race report, with pictures, detailing my experience at Worlds in Vancouver. You can find it here. While […]
Let's be real—we all need more rest. This hourlong restorative yoga practice with me on @YogaVibes delivers just that with three deeply relaxing poses. You'll begin in a supine position, utilizing a chair to elevate your legs and release tension in the psoas and lower back. This practice is the antidote for frazzled nerves, a tweaked back, or insomnia.