I’ve been told many times that yoga is great for you. I’ve read how it is great for triathletes. I’ve been asked several times if I do it. My answer has always been that it’s tough enough to get in the swim, bike, run basics that no, I just don’t have time for it, even if it would be great for me to do. Before we had Baya, Andy and I attempted to once do a P90x yoga session. I don’t think I lasted even ten minutes before quitting for good. It was super intense and really hard.
A while back, a friend pointed me towards 30 Days of Yoga with Adriene on youtube. It’s a gentle yoga. She also keeps the sessions to an average of about 20 minutes or so. When I took a few days off from running and biking due to hip pain, I finally got a start on my 30 Days of Yoga. No, I do not suddenly have more time. But I have made it a priority to slot into my day whenever I can. Some days I am able to get it done during naptime. Some days I have done it in the evening after the kids go to bed, and some days I have kids climbing on me during my yoga practice. But I have loved it!
I finished my 30 days last week, and am now starting on a Yoga Camp with her. Going forward, I hope to continue to make yoga a regular part of my training. It probably won’t be every day anymore, but it has been great for my opening up and stretching my lower back and my hips. I’d love to continue doing yoga 3-5 times per week as the season progresses. Maybe someday I’ll even try P90x yoga again. Or maybe not.