Nature, and Ice Cream, and Yoga. Oh my!

Happy (belated) 4th of July!  Hope your holiday weekend has been filled with good times and excellent weather!  I have been house/dog sitting in a beautiful, mountain house, enjoying the peace and quiet; it’s been a very nice time.  I was able to catch up on sleep, reading, Golden Girls dvds, and discovering the wonderment that is pistachio ice cream – believe it or not, I had never tried the stuff before in my life.  I’m going to be 34 in a few weeks; that’s a very long time to not have known how delicious pistachio ice cream is.  We all experience these moments though, don’t we?  Trying something for the first time and that incredible realization of the “OMG how have I lived?!” first bite.  Remarkably, I haven’t eaten an entire pint to make up for lost time …yet!

I know we just met ...but I think I love you.

I know we’ve just met, but
 …I think I love you.

Let’s touch more on the joy of getting away from it all.   I have been away from my phone signal, a (decent) Internet connection, and pretty much another human being for at least a few miles, and it’s been pretty fantastic!  I think it was just what I needed after the last month or so – just to have a mini hiatus.  Not that I don’t love my friends and family, but I think we all require some time on our own to reflect on things …or to look at pretty mountains and gardens with cute dogs running through them.

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Sadly, this will all be over tomorrow when it’s back to work, but for now I am enjoying the serenity.  I took a little break from my normal workout schedule as well, however I did do a hill sprint workout yesterday, which left my right hip a bit sore.  A fellow fitness instructor at the gym sent me this workout from the youtubes (sorry, I have to call it that, because it makes me laugh) and I think it is a really great post-run and basic Yoga workout, check it out!

I really must get more into Yoga.  I definitely need something to help calm me and help me work on my flexibility.  Flexibility is a very important factor when performing any exercise as it it increases your coordination and perfects your overall form.

So, I’m off to enjoy the rest of my Sunday afternoon in captivity.  Hope the rest of your holiday weekend is fantastic!


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