I had this great idea for a post today. I’m running a race on Sunday, and I just got a new pair of crystal inspired leggings which are awesome. So I planned on putting together a really fantastic post full post beautiful photos suggesting various yoga poses for runners. A few days ago I was at my sister’s and
demanded politely asked if she would snap a couple shots of me.
My all time favorite / most needed stretch is pigeon pose. My hips have always been tight, but especially so lately. I feel like I have no flexibility in them, and at times, they ache when I try to do different movements. Pigeon pose is a great way to open your hips and stretch them out.
On Sunday, I’ll be running the Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race. Any race put on by GO! is sure to be a winner, and I’ve been lucky enough to be chosen as a Chipotle runner again. There is a 5K, 10K, half marathon, and a 1-mile fun run / costume contest. I’m just going for the 5K on Sunday. I’d like to have done the half marathon. I’m not fully trained for it by any means, but I learned that’s ok last April; I could have powered through. But due to some time restraints I’m faced with on Sunday, the 5K is the only one that will work. And you know me, I love racing. I’d rather race something rather than nothing! I did this same 10K a few years ago, and it’s always fun to see people running in costumes. I’m not that brave.
It’s been a very long time since I’ve run a 5K race, so I’m eager to see what my time is. The excitement of race day always pushes me to run faster. My obvious goal is under ten-minutes, but I’d really love to be under 27-minutes, if I’m being honest. That’d really be pushing it for me with the kind of shape I’m in right now. We shall see!
So these new leggings I got are from Confused Girl in the City. Where did the name “confused girl” come from? Confused Girl is about accepting yourself just as you are at this moment. This acceptance will lead you to your TRUE NATURE. I love it! That’s completely in alignment with everything I believe in!
“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”
Confused Girl has the most beautiful patterns and aren’t like anything I’ve ever seen before. They are crystal inspired leggings; how cool is that?! The pattern on the leggings I’m wearing are images taken from a beautiful Brazilian agate geode crystal. As a stone of harmony, one of the things agate does is balance yin/yang energy. Agate increases energy. Some of the key features of Confused Girl leggings are:
- 4 Way Stretch
- Moisture Wicking
- Breathable Material
- Eco-Friendly: Water-based Ink
- Composition: 90% Polyester/ 10% Lycra
- Made in: Los Angeles, CA
Downward dog – such a classic pose. It was about this time in the evening that Jacob, Audrey, and William really were wanting to get in the picture. You know how I feel about that. Yoga for everyone! At first I thought there was no way that I could get William, 18-months old, to go into downward dog. And then this seriously happened:
HOW AMAZING?!?! Of course Audrey is there striking a pose on her own, trying to be the spotlight instead of doing what we’re all doing. Silly girl, such a unique character. She’s always been a yoga lover though and has been doing tree pose with me since she was just two years old. William and I will definitely be practicing yoga more often!
Then things continued to get silly as William wanted me to hold him, Audrey wanted to get on my back, and Jacob is never one to get left out.
I love those babies! Alright, so here’s the deal:
- St. Louis friends: sign up for the Halloween race with me this weekend!
- If you’d like to get your hands on (or your legs in!) a pair of the beautiful crystal inspired leggings, you may use the 15% off coupon code “Bye Felicia” and get FREE domestic shipping!
Are you racing this weekend? Will you wear a costume in a race?