Day 2 of my NTC 4-week program. Yoga. I love the idea of yoga. But there is something about it that seems impossible. I don’t have the time or money to go to a proper yoga studio and I wonder how can I get to the point where I can do this?
I can’t do that. I know I can’t do it because I tried it. And I actually fell on my butt.
This was the NTC workout that was scheduled. It was only 15 minutes so that was definitely easy to work into my day.
Ana joined along. She couldn’t do the Toe Hold Side Plank either. But this pose that she’s doing felt so amazing. I really should do yoga more often.
This pose was interesting. I was actually able to do this one. But I felt a little like my head was going to burst. I wonder if that feeling goes away.
I also ran 2.4 miles. That seems like such a short run, which is really so awesomely cool. Because exactly one year ago, I couldn’t run 5 minutes without giving up. I always thought I couldn’t run because my body couldn’t handle it, but now I think maybe it could. I think it was my mind that couldn’t handle it.
My 3 mile treadmill run on Thursday was a little boring, even though I was watching my new Korean drama. So I thought I’d try out an iFit program. I haven’t been using it because I got confused about how to add a workout to my schedule.
But Stuft Mama inspired me to figure it out. (She has the most awesomely awesome treadmill.) Apparently, to add a previously done program to my schedule, I have to “leave” the program and then add it again. This is really not intuitive and I really dislike how the entire program (some have 40 courses!!) gets added to my schedule, whether I want the route or not. I really hope iFit makes this function easier to use.
So I was feeling a little homesick and designed a course in my hometown: Waialua, Hawaii. I started off at my high school and ended up at Haleiwa Beach Park. The high school is on the right and there was a little mom & pop store across the street called Sagara’s. I would go there most mornings and buy shoyu hot dog & rice and a few sweet potato tempuras.
Up ahead is Brown Bottles, the post office and library on the right and the Waialua Sugar Mill on the left. I remember running home from school one day in a torrential down pour on this very sidewalk. I was wearing white jeans and when I got home my dad screamed at me because they were covered in mud. I remember saying something like “Oh Dad, it’s okay. I’ll just wash them.” hmmmm… sounds a little familiar. Kinda like Charlotte’s response to her cookie crushing on my bed the other day.
It was so much prettier before the Waialua Sugar Mill was shut down. There was sugar cane everywhere. I used to go running on the cane hauler roads and I remember being so aware of how lucky I was.
And, of course, the girls and I had strawberry banana and kale smoothies after my run. I also had a Quest bar. I baked it this time since I haven’t liked the three I’d had so far. I tasted it before baking for comparison and thought it was pretty good actually.
After baking? No. Not good. I guess Quest bars are just not my thing. Obviously there is something wrong with me. Because 30,675 #questnutrition Instagrams can’t be wrong.