A bad run is better than no run

I ran my second (well third if you count Spartan Race) half-marathon last Sunday and man did I have a tough run. I was feeling a little under the weather and I was struggling most of the way.  Mile 7-12 was a blur and I just kept telling myself, “don’t pass out!”  I also kept repeating to myself “a bad run is better than no run!”  It was so bad that if it was my first race ever, I probably would not race again!

Lessons learned:  hydrate, get lots of rest and DO NOT GET SICK!

Thank you to these ladies for keeping me motivated through 13.1 miles.  Couldn’t have done it without you guys.


Running is not my favorite activity (even though I LOVE running races…usually) so  I’m happy to take a couple of weeks off running and get back into my favorite, hot yoga!  I am currently practicing at Hot Box Yoga where I met my amazing teacher, Gabriela.  Here are pictures of Gabby taken by photographer extraordinaire Allan of iWorktheLight Photography (who also took our pictures for the Ideal Date Night Contest):



Yoga has totally changed the way I see fitness because it is holistic.  I love that I can be focused in that moment and just be present.  If you know me well, you know I cannot sit still :).

Anyway, Hot Box Yoga has graciously offered passes to give away as a bonus prize to our ideal date night contest so make sure you post your ideal date night between 10/10/13 and 10/31/13!

Love Mari


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