Saturday, March 06, 2010

Cherry Blossom 10-mile Run

It's a gorgeous day in New York today, with 50 degree temps and loads of bright sunshine. So I'm wishing I was already training for the marathon because it would be a beautiful day to go for a run. But alas, I have another physical challenge to conquer this month. I start running in April so I've been reading up a lot on how to go about training (I am now the girl sitting in the train reading Fitness magazine). I've also been researching on the different races that go on in the US throughout the year because other runners have stressed the importance of doing shorter races before I go for the big one. I ran across one race that won't be part of my training regimen but that I think I'd want to try next year, nevertheless: the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10-mile run. How amazing would it be to run through DC with all the cherry blossom trees in full bloom?

That would be a good way to knock off #27 on my list, too: Watching the cherry blossoms bloom. I've always put that off for one reason or another but this year I'm gonna see them, be it in DC or the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

In other news, I'm on Day 6 of the vegetarian & Bikram yoga 30-day challenge, and I feel fantastic! I got a solid 10 hours sleep today and woke up feeling totally fresh. My body feels limber and I don't feel sore anywhere. Last night, I took the most amazing class taught by Corinne. I love her classes. She is so motivating and every time I take her class, I find myself learning something new about the asanas that I've been doing for a year now. Last night was one of those classes where I barely felt the heat; I was just focused on pushing myself to the limit with every asana. I hope that today's class will be as great, too.

If you're in New York, I hope you're enjoying the lovely weather we have this weekend. If you're anywhere else in the world, I wish you a blissful weekend!

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