2005-03-12 Yoga/Pilates/Bike

Had a few good workouts today.

Started by going through my favorite Yoga DVD. 50 minutes of good yoga practice. I felt really solid doing the poses... breathing just right, and feeling the stretches just where I wanted.

Then I did the Pilates set that was on Suzanne's Pilates DVD. I wasn't as strong as I have been in the past, but I got a solid core workout, and really hit my hip flexors/glutes/hip adductors. I've been really tight in the hips the past few days. I think that happens when I run without doing my hip flexibility routines.

Then I decided to try and recreate my stomach problems from my cycling session the other day. I whipped up a batch of No Pudge Fudge Brownies, then hammered on the bike while the brownies were baking. Warmup, then 30 minutes of pure hammerfest on the bike. I couldn't recreate my stomach problem, but I did average 17.0mph! This includes the warmup, so I was really wailing. Last year I had a hammerfest where I averaged 17.0mph, but it wiped me out. This one left me feeling fired up.

I earned my No Pudge Fudge Brownies today, darnit.