11.01.2012

5 Yoga Poses for Runners

Thankfully yesterday I had a test in my last class of the day and I'm a fast test taker so I was out early enough to head to the gym for a preventative Halloween Candy workout.



I did 30 minutes on that damn stairmaster, 30 minutes of my own cycling class, and a  3 mile run.
I planned on doing abs after, but my sister called and locked her and Miss M out of the house.
She's such a blond, but you gotta love her.

I got home to this.


She enjoys spreading her candy out like a treasure.
She has candy back logged from the 3x she's already been trick or treating and we still had to hit the neighborhood.
Thankfully a bunch of my neighbors crapped out and didn't even have lights on so she only got a bucketful.
The bad side of that was the leftover candy WE had!


Those White Chocolate Kit Kat's are the devil I tell you!


OK, moving on!

I'm the first to admit I do NOT stretch nearly enough. Even after I ran that 14 miles I stretched for maybe 5 minutes.
The other day I was browsing the web and came across 5 yoga poses for runners and after trying them I'm on board! My quads and hamstrings are sooooo tight!!
I will be adding these in every night!

CHILD'S POSE


HAPPY BABY



PIGEON POSE


I was like 'oh this one isn't so bad'
Yeah, try to raise your back foot!


Tight quads!!!

WARRIOR POSE


GODDESS POSE


I think it's pretty safe to say that I'm no Yoga expert, but try these moves your legs will thank you....eventually :)


Happy Thursday!



18 comments :

  1. pigeon is my all time favorite streth- do it with your forearms and forehead on the ground- stretchy heaven!

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  2. Where did you get those turquoise pillows????????

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  3. You have the happiest house--love all the turqouise! So fun....you and Miss M--two peas in a pod! :)

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  4. I'm loving yoga!!! And the hubs has been researching how yoga is goo for runners. Can I offer a lil help here? On your warrior... You look a lil more spartan cheerleader than warrior. Lol. Your arms should be level and parallel to the floor. ;)

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  5. I do a few of those yoga poses, but my by far fave are the ones with baby in them- they make every picture worth a giggle!

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  6. AGH!!!!! The Goddess pose - love it. I need to do more stretches for sure. I really need to. I am going to try them and the pigeon pose makes me laugh - ha:)

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  7. You crack me up. Love the photos of you and your baby with the yoga poses. I only hope that I can work as hard as you at the gym. I gave up sugar from today until Thanksgiving in hopes that the left over Halloween candy won't tempt me. Thanks for keeping it real.

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  8. Well I'm glad I'm not the only one that doesn't stretch that good before and after running but after seeing these yoga move totally going to try these!

    Thanks girl!!!

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  9. These pictures are hilarious! You ladies are so cute!

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  10. Those look like some great yoga moves! I love the Pigeon pose for post long runs. I love your little helper, she's great!

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  11. Getting ready to train for a half and I think these will certainly come in handy:) Thanks!!

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  12. Do you think that over all you are a happier person after losing weight?

    I feel sometimes that my weight is the major source of me not being as happy as I think I would be if I were thinner. I feel it's on my mind all of the time & now I'm to the point of feeling like if I wanted to do activities that my weight will stop me because of weight limits...

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  13. OOOOHHHH Pigeon is my favorite! Love that one. Feels so good for my tight hip flexors & hammies. I dont' stretch enough either. I always feel better once I do but it's another 10 minutes of stuff to do. Mama's got other stuff to do! Happy Friday :)

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  14. You are too cute! I just recently added a yoga class to my workouts - it's only once a week but it sure makes me slow down and stretch. I can slow down my body but my mind is still going a million miles an hour.

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  15. I'm so glad I stumbled upon this today. I didn't stretch very much (at all) after I ran last night and my sleep suffered. Thanks for the tips!

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