Friday, January 10, 2014

Fitness Friday 1/10

It's finally FRIDAY!! It's been one LOOOONG week, and I am definitely ready for the weekend.

We're now 10 days into the New Year! I hope your year is off to a fabulous start. :)

I've got some pretty exciting news to share with you!!

You know that #SunMoonChallenge I started on Jan 1st? Well, I've got a giveaway lined up now!

barefoot yoga
Barefoot Yoga offers all kinds of great yoga supplies, clothing, and mats, and they've generously offered to give one of YOU a Hybrid Eco Mat.

I love anything that's eco-friendly, so I'm really excited about this mat. It doesn't contain phthalates or heavy metals, plus the method of production is completely non-toxic and latex free.

How awesome is that? I never really thought about a yoga mat containing toxins before, but I love that there's a mat out there that's non-toxic. Healthier for me AND better for the environment. Win-Win!

barefoot yoga hybrid eco mat
The Hybrid Eco Mat that's up for grabs

Even if you haven't been able to join the challenge yet, you can start today for your chance to win this mat. :)

Originally, the challenge was to start with one sun salutation in the morning and one moon salutation before bed and then add one of each every day.

If you're unfamiliar with the Sun Salutation A or the Moon Salutation, you can read this post for more info and helpful tips on doing these salutations.

Since I created the challenge without ever having done a moon salutation, by day 7, I decided that adding a salutation every day was too much for me for the moons.

The intent behind the challenge was really to get us to the mat everyday, so I'm re-inviting all of you to join me! You can do just one sun and one moon every day OR you can do however many you want. Just be sure an do at least one sun and one moon each day from 1/10 through 1/31.

To enter the giveaway, use the Rafflecopter below to let me know when you've done your salutations.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
You may want to bookmark this Rafflecopter to easily enter every day. I'm also adding a tab to my Facebook page for your convenience. :)

NOTE: To be eligible to win, you need to be a US resident and enter at least 10x from 1/10-1/31. I've made the "Tweet about the Giveaway" a mandatory daily option, but if you're not on Twitter, just enter the number of salutations you did that day in the URL field. Ex. "Not on Twitter, but did 10 salutations."

Update: I've removed the at least 10x stipulation as a requirement to win.

And now for my weekly recap.

Saturday, 1/4
Sunday, 1/5
  • #sunmoonchallenge (5 each)
  • 3 mile run
Monday, 1/6
  • #sunmoonchallenge (6 each)
  • Arms and Abs
Tuesday, 1/7
  • #sunmoonchallenge (7 sun; 3 moon)
Wednesday, 1/8
  • #sunmoonchallenge (8 sun; 1 moon)
  • Arms and Abs
Thursday, 1/9
  • #sunmoonchallenge (9 sun; 3 moon)
  • 2.65 mile run

I'm really enjoying this yoga challenge. Even though I've changed my expectations for the moon salutations, I love the stretching I'm doing every day with these sequences. I'm trying to really focus on deepening my poses. A couple of days ago, I even made the switch from Cobra to Updog! :-D

My energy has been completely zapped in the evenings after work. I missed my run on Tuesday because I was so busy before work and then so tired after work. :( I more than made up for it with yesterday's treadmill run, though. It was a short distance, but I really pushed it - doing intervals in the 8.0+ and resting at 6.0. I'm not used to that kind of speed, but I figure that's one step to getting used to it again.

That's about it for this week's Fitness Friday. After you've finished your morning sun salutations, hop on over to Jill's to see what everyone else is talking about fitness today.

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  1. Some weeks after work i am like that- just completely drained! I hope next week you feel better. Great job on the intervals :) Speed work is a great way to exhaust yourself and make the most of a short amount of time :)

    1. Yeah. I'm kind of over getting home so wiped out after week. :(

  2. I keep saying that I want to incorporate more yoga into my day but then I never do it. I like your idea of trying out a couple a day and just getting to the mat. That seems realistic and relaxing!

    1. Hope you join the challenge! Just a little yoga everyday can make a big difference. :)

  3. You're off to a fabulous start with the new year and your challenge! Thanks for linking up with Fitness Friday!

    1. Thanks, Jill! Now, let's hope the momentum keeps going. :)

  4. Great info. Just visiting form fitness Friday