Saying yes and figuring it out

I’m definitely a say yes and then figure it out kind of girl! 50 miles in May, sure that sounds fun; a yoga pose everyday – sign me up!

50 Miles in May

Sooooo, apparently that means 12.5 miles a week. There’s a chance I should have done the math before telling everyone I was going for goal, but where’s the fun in that?!? Ignorance was bliss and honestly, I’m glad I didn’t overthink the decision.

I needed something to re-energize my running and I do well with external motivation. Accepting this challenge has forced me to rethink my time and get a little creative in finding miles.

I was counting on four miles on Sundays while our youngest had practice for flag football. Well, you know what they say about the best laid plans. A late coach and short practice meant 1.3 miles. Eek, talk about starting off behind the eight ball.

I was able to add a little here and there. One of the best ways I added miles was taking one of the boys for a walk while the other had baseball practice. It was quality time, exercise and pretty scenery all in one!

Running before teaching is really working well. I’m motivated and I have a finite amount of time. Mostly it’s been a mile and that’s completely doable. I just have to show up. Today, I am meeting up with a friend for a run and I can’t wait!! Here’s what my miles have looked like 🙂

#NamasteInMay – why not?

One of my goals this month is improved arm balances. Imagine how happy I was when Fitfluential and MPG Mondetta Performance Gear combined for a yoga challenge on Instagram? The poses didn’t look too bad and I jumped in! Yeah, I didn’t look at the whole calendar. There are some pretty intense poses that will certainly challenge me. I will do my best and I can modify when I need to.

The boys are loving this challenge. They don’t always want to be in the picture (and have been the photographers a few times) but they ask everyday what’s the pose for the day. They try them out and it’s been really fun.

I have shied away from these challenges in the past. I have mixed feelings about photographing myself doing yoga. It is interesting to see what it really looks like. Of course, I’ve been having fun incorporating the beach when I can. The weather is finally nice and I’m trying to see the beach as often as possible 🙂

Here are the photos so far

Thank you to my husband, kids, friends and students for photographing!!

Do you say yes and then figure it out or do you plan it all ahead? What’s your favorite way to approach a challenge?