The kids are at a different school for programming this week and it is really close to the bouldering gym so I decided to go there and climb a little before running. When I got there a yoga class was getting ready to start so I decided to go ahead and join it. It was a Vinyasa I class, this is their description of the class:
Vinyasa is the staple of the Minneapolis Bouldering Project yoga program. This movement based practice emphasizes intentional breathing, mindful transitions, postural alignment, and self-acceptance
. Each class features a gentle integration, gradual warm-up, sequenced flows, and sun salutations. Practitioners can expect optional, judgement-free opportunities to explore arm-balances and inversions. The difficulty of the class increases with the level of Vinyasa (I, II or III), but each class features modifications and safe-space to make your practice exactly what YOU need it to be. A tranquil cool-down and closing savasana help integrate your yoga practice into life off the mat.
Its been awhile since I’ve done any real yoga or mobility and I’ve been stiff and sore, so this seemed like a good idea. It was, I felt good afterwards, but it wasn’t an easy hour! I was sweating like crazy and had a few poses that I couldn’t get into or hold. I should definitely do more yoga! Or I guess at least do the mobility parts of the programmed workouts.
Afterwards I did a few climbing routes, I think 5 total. Almost all of them were red which is one step up from yellow or the easiest.
Then I went for a run on the River. This part of the river is very different from where I had been running earlier this summer. I went North from Plymouth on the River and decided to cross on Broadway, I could maybe have gone to the Lowry bridge, but that isn’t quite as nice. I crossed Broadway and was surprised that there wasn’t access to the new bike trail from Broadway. When I looked later, it was just a little bit North of Broadway. I turned on the next street and headed South turned right and wound around until I got to the trail. Then I followed the trail and then ran to the river’s edge and followed that and actually ran under the bridge. I hugged the river until I got to Nicollet Island then ran around Nicollet Island’s Southern end before getting onto the river trail on St. Anthony Main. I crossed the Stone Arch Bridge and then followed the trail through the edge of downtown along the Mississippi River. I hit a little bit of dirt trails after the playground and finished up by going under Plymouth Ave.
The total was 4.82 miles in 42:50.