Monday, February 18, 2013

Joanna's Loves Tri Report

Happy Monday everyone! Coming to you in today's Mondays in Love installment is a recap of my virtual triathlon: Run, Yoga, Bake. I had an absolute blast organizing, participating in, and reading your recaps of this event.

As for me, my Run, Yoga, Bake came in the form of some EZ miles Friday followed by a 9 miler on Saturday, yogahour with a friend later Saturday, and baking pepperoni rolls (a WV staple) on Sunday morning.

wow was I sore on Sunday!

Not everyone who participated submitted pictures, which is fine! But some of the pictures y'all sent in had me cracking up. 

Shelley is up first with, in her words, "a nice mid-one-hour-of-yoga plow shot (a phrase which made [her fiance] giggle)". Nice! But all joking aside, this chick has fairly recently taken up running, which she also sent a picture of. It warms my heart to see her finding joy in it!

The best story of the day goes to the ever-lovely Kdot, who sent in this endearing entry:

Part one: Yoga
We had another installment of family yoga hour this morning (approx 45 minutes of our favorite yoga DVD).  The girls are getting pretty good at following along, and absolutely insist on using the yoga blocks as recommended, even though they are at least a good 24 inches too short for this to be beneficial. It was good to get some solid stretching in.

Part two: Running
Immediately following the yoga session, our front doorbell rang.  I opened it (in my yoga garb) to a couple of very pleasant if not somewhat scandalized Jehovah's witnesses.  Being barefoot, I propped the door open a bit and chatted with them from in the house.  The cat took this as an excellent opportunity to escape out to the yard, so I had to cut the ladies short, pull a pair of rainboots from the hall closet and sprint after said cat through the neighbor's yard and back into our own.  Since that was legitimate, honest-to-God running (witnessed by apologetic evangelists, no less) I'll go ahead and count it as the first leg of my running for the day.  My actual planned "run" was 3.65 miles on an elliptical machine at the gym.  I could have gone for the treadmill, but my knees are still wonky sometimes and I just don't have time for that this week.

Part three: Baking
Apple galette - flour, butter, apples, more butter, and a little sugar on top. Served with whipped cream.  What more could a person want?

I also heard from several of you that my Joanna's Loves Triathlon inspired you to try yoga for the first time, or to remember to take time to enjoy the things you love, or to be active while gestating a human being! Thank you all so much for sharing my loves with me and sharing your stories about the weekend. This was such a joy for me. 

For those of you who commented on the blog, FB, or by email, I'll be in touch about prizes. Hopefully there is something in the mix that you'll like!


Elle said...

Well I know that I loved taking part and I am sure all who did loved it too.... thanks Joanna.

Suz and Allan said...

How fun! What a neat event Joanna. I hate that I missed it.