Mountain Workouts

by HEAB on August 18, 2009

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Wow, thank you so much for all your comments on my refueling post.  You guys brought up some great points, and I enjoyed reading the discussions.  Many of truly enjoy cardio, and I think that is awesome.  Again, I have nothing against exercise…our bodies were made to  move.  However, it makes me really sad to watch people continuously overexercise, pushing themselves to their max everyday and then filling their bodies with packaged processed crap.  Our bodies were NOT made for that.  It’s all about balance my friends and trusting our bodies.  Don’t be afraid to listen, okay?

Just wanted to share with you some of the workouts I’ve been doing while in Colorado.  There are daily walks, usually with the dogs, but I try and hit the trails when I can for some Heather time.  In Nashville, I get bored with long walks, but here? I’ll cover anywhere from 3 to 10 miles daily, and I really don’t think I could ever tire of the mountains.  Yoga is a part of my Colorado life as well, usually every other day.  Some days, I’ll do a flow of my own, but otherwise, I stick with my favorite Peanut Butter Flow or a 30 minute class from YogaDownload…the Ashtanga power one kicks my booty!  I’ve missed my time in the studio, but on Sunday, Chris and I drove down to Colorado Springs, so that I could meet up with the girls for a 60 minute hot yoga flow class at CorePower Yoga.

Sweaty Post Yoga Girls

Sweaty Post Yoga Girls

So fun to get in some girl time.  I met up with Cindy (who placed 3rd overall in the Pike’s Peak Ascent race the day before!), and Jillian.  Jillian and I met last year while CD and I were staying in Colorado, and we’ve gotten to know each other through our blogs over the past year.  The yoga class was perfect.  There was flow. There was sweat, and there were 3 or 4 teachers walking around the room doing adjustments.  Although it felt as hot as hell, I was in heaven. :)

We then met up with the guys afterwards for a little Mexican food.

CD and the boys.

CD and the boys.

My favorite Fat Old Jogger, CD, Jonathan, and Jonathan’s wife (not pictured) all joined us for a yummy dinner at The Loop in Manitou Springs.  I had the veggie fajitas with extra guac…and maybe…just maybe, a few chips. 😉

My meals have been pretty simple up at the yurt.  Since the temps. stay cool at 9,300 feet, the thought of raw salads isn’t appealing.  Mostly, I just want warm comfort food.  So, I’ve been eating a lot of oatmeal and veggie stir-fry dishes.

Veggie stir-fry with chopped avocado.

Veggie stir-fry with chopped avocado.

Love the yurt.  It’s amazing.  The mountains are right outside our door, not to mention wild elk and other wildlife.  However, the Internet situation is not so amazing.  In other words, my computer time is really limited these days, meaning little access to blogs, email, etc.  CD’s parents are also in town this week, and we’ll be spending time with them.  So, if you comment or email me with a question, please be patient.  I promise to get back to you when I can.

Stay tuned for…

  • My review of Megan Telpner’s The Healthy Cookie: Unbaked, an inspiring journal that documents a life changing two years from a Crohn’s Disease diagnosis to naturally attained perfect health. Amazing story!!!!
  • CD’s Refueling Post – hoping to do this over the weekend after his long workout.

Off to hike with the in-laws. Bye for now.