Thursday, September 24, 2009

TIART and Thursday thoughts

It is Thursday. It is time for TIART. I don't think I am even awake yet.

This weeks sponsor is Kitzzy and the topic is:

I find yoga to be an excellent companion to my running to avoid
injury, improve flexibility, and help relieve sore muscles after a
hard workout or race. Tell us about your experience with yoga as it
relates to running. If you have not tried it, why not? If you have,
did it help? How often do you feature yoga in your weekly workout
regime? What are your favorite yoga poses and routines? Pass on your
recommendations for your favorite yoga DVDs, instructors, podcasts,
online resources, etc.

Well I did yoga/pilates once in my life. About 4 years ago when I was working at an internship and they offered classes at the gym in the company. It was pretty sweet and I loved it.

But I don't really do yoga, I just haven't gotten into it yet. I do however stretch. I do at least 3 hamstring and hip stretches a day and in the last two weeks I can already see a difference. I think doing yoga or stretching helps flexibility and that in turn prevents injury so it is all good! So go get your stretch or yoga on!


And now in list form, here are my random Thursday thoughts!

  • The lady next door to me has two cats. Every morning they sit in her bedroom window and watch me walk to my car. I love cats (and dogs). I also love animals that have great personalities!
  • Finally reading a book again - How I love now by Meg Rosoff. I also recommend any books by Sarah Dessen. Anyone reading any good books?
  • Does anyone else do this? I put hot chocolate mix in my coffee instead of milk. It adds a yummy chocolate taste!
  • Next Friday is Brian's 23rd Birthday! I am making him a homemade fully decorated, in "Cake Boss" style, Red Velvet cake! I will of course post pictures!
  • It is FALL!! And with fall comes all the great things like pumpkin spice lattes, apple pies, and warm sweaters!! What do you love best about fall?
And those are all my random thoughts this morning! Happy Thursday!


Nicole said...

I LOVE FALL! Its my favorite behind summer! The best weather is in FALL! :)

I love the crisp smell that you frist smell when you go outside. Not TOO cold yet or TOO hot- just perfect. I also love breaking out jeans first at the end of summer. I dunno why but i get excited to wear them. Same with shorts in the summer! LOL

Happy Thursday!

Marlene said...

Major fall lover here! Hubby and I both have Birthdays in October, which is exciting. :) Mostly I love the cool crisp air, changing colours, comfy sweaters, THANKSGIVING!

No Longer Using said...

hooray fall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

could you post a list of your hip and hammy stretches??? i need some hip-hammy lovvvinnnn!!!

i'm putting Sarah Dessen on my list! what book of hers should i read first??

happy thursday!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

The corn maze and pumpkin patch is OPEN this weekend. We are going to take the kids, snap some photos and I will endulge in a carmel apple. YUMMERS!!

I also love cozy socks and the FALL TV lineup.. And the rain.

Jamie said...

I like fall a lot not sure I'm a lover yet ;) Cooler weather for running, the change in clothes, and fall tv!

Being Robinson said...

i love lists, yours is great! i also love animals. yaya for cats and cakes. also yaya for getting closer to getting back to running. i'm with you 100%, i'm bored of just riding a bike, i'm going swimming today, but sometimes it just seems like so much more effort than running or biking! blech. but nice swim you did!

Aron said...

you know i love animals :)

hot choc in your coffee?!?! never tried that and now i need to!

Lauren @ mostly i run said...

I will have to try the hot chocolate idea! I stopped drinking the coffee in my office a couple years ago because it took too many flavored creamers to make it taste good. (I read the fat content on the box. Yikes! Tea it is!)

We have tall windows in our living room, and one of my cats watches us leave every day. It's so sad! Unless he and his sister are just waiting for the folks to leave so they can party :)

Anonymous said...

I can't believe it's FALL aaand almost October!! whew.....

I'm not a Yoga person either; always think it's something maybe I should "try", but eh. Just never got the bug I guess.

Hot-choc in coffee is the BEST. that's how I started drinking coffee (hated the taste for a while...). :) YUM

Runner Leana said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've got you in my Google reader now. I love red velvet cake and I'd love to try making it sometime. Good luck!!