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Half Marathon Recovery = Yoga Time!

Posted Mar 19 2013 12:51pm

Hello, friends!

I hope you’re all having a nice week. Thanks for all the congrats regarding setting a new half marathon PR on Saturday ! For those who shared their own new PRs and race successes in the comments – I’m proud of you, too!

On Sunday, the day after the race, Theodora and I decided some yoga was in order to stretch out our tight legs.


We headed over to The Studio in Dupont for their 10:30 a.m. hot vinyasa flow class. As I mentioned, I first went to The Studio last week with Gena . I purchased their $20 newcomers special pass, which is good for a week’s worth of yoga classes, so going again on Sunday was “free.” Woohoo!

Here I am before class, rocking a fun Reebok/Tara Stiles yoga shirt that they sent me a few months ago. I’ve been wearing it a lot lately – it’s really breathable and flowy, which was perfect for a hot class!


My legs were reeeeally tight so it felt great to do yoga! I kept it low key and enjoyed the stretch. If anything was too much for my tired legs, I simply came out of it and took a break or a sip of water. No big deal. :)

Gena joined us for the class as well, and after yoga the three of us headed, nice and sweaty, over to Sweetgreen for lunch. You know, since I hadn’t been to Sweetgreen in at least a couple days. ;)


I had another massive “make your own” salad creation. This one included:

  • Mixed green + baby spinach
  • Crispy (baked) kale
  • Quinoa
  • Roasted sweet potatoes
  • Tofu
  • Lentils
  • Chopped fresh basil
  • Avocado
  • Feta cheese
  • Bell peppers
  • Fresh lemon juice squeeze
  • Balsamic vinaigrette

SO GOOD! No bread on the side this time since I had sweet potatoes and quinoa in the salad. I also enjoyed a peach Honest Tea – needed a little sugar after such a sweaty yoga class!


You know you’re a food blogger when… ;)


This picture actually came out rather cute considering how sweaty we were. Thanks for a fun yoga + lunch date, ladies!


Time to get back to work. On the agenda for tonight? Returning to CrossFit Arlington with Matt – my legs are feeling ready to get back into it! Have a wonderful Tuesday, everyone!

How do you recover after a big race or hard workout? I’m a big fan of active recovery – yoga and leisurely walks! I find I’m a lot tighter and more stiff/sore if I sit on my butt all day after a race or long run. That said, it’s important to listen to your body. :)

Half Marathon Recovery = Yoga Time! originally appeared on fANNEtastic food on March 19, 2013.

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