Last week was a doozy. I’ve had a lot (ok, too much) on my plate lately, and it all culminated in a breakdown in my health last week. I got hit with a nasty virus late Wednesday night and it kept me pretty much comatose on the couch the whole weekend. And sure, I could say, “Oh everyone gets sick, it’s not a big deal, just take some DayQuil and get on with it.” But I think there’s more to it. I think my body is trying to tell me, “You’re trying to do too much.”
I’m just gonna come right out and say it: I find this time of year to be – how should I put it – CHALLENGING.
As an aspiring marathoner let me tell you – RUNNING IS HARD. Not just physically, but mentally, emotionally, spiritually, grammatically…. you get the picture. I’ve also learned it’s really really hard on your body. There are so many wonderful benefits of running, but there are also some downsides (hello tight hamstrings!). Seriously, my body has changed so much in such a short time from all the running. So today I’m sharing 12 yoga poses to help counteract some of the drawbacks of all that pavement pounding.
Want some unsolicited advice? Read on, dear friend.