I am linking up with Amanda for Thursday is for thinking out loud … with middle of winter randomness.
It has been COLD here in Paris this week. Now, its true that the temps have been exceptionally mild for the past 3 months and I have become spoiled, but (-4 degrees celcius) low twenties is cold for France. I have needed an extra dose of motivation to get out the door on my runs this week.
Luckily I could organize my time so I ran at lunch or in the evening, and not at 7 a.m. like I have been. When I see this, I am really happy that I choose to run last night and not this morning.
This week was my birthday (mid forties !) so I have been thinking about my age, and aging in general. I can honestly say I feel 10 years younger and it is 100% lifestyle changes that are the root cause. Eating well, getting enough sleep, drinking water, exercising 4 days a week, stimulating my brain with reading / soduko, having a job I love, ridding myself of any negative energy that was surrounding me…. It is not rocket science but I definitely feel better now than I did 10 years ago.
With marathon training I have been making an effort to stretch and foam roll.
I went back to yoga this week (hadn’t been since November) and as usual, I love it. I don’t know why I don’t go more often, this week the teacher did several of my favorite poses. I have also been thinking about getting a sports massage. We have someone in our town with a great reputation, who worked with the French Olympic gymnasts for many years, but in all honesty I am kind of scared. Scared that it will hurt like hell and take me a week to recover !
I am looking forward to a weekend away with my husband at the end of the month. I have a half marathon in Nice, and it will hopefully be a little sunnier & warmer than here in Paris (pictures from the website).
I have been planning a big trip for my job, in March. I will be going to Brazil and Mexico (both for the first time) and finish with Florida. I consider myself lucky that I have the opportunity to travel with my job. But I also appreciate that I have something to look forward to. These dark winter months are looonnnnggggg.
What is on your mind ? Ever had a sports massage ?