Friday Favorites: Yoga in the Rain

May 27th, 2016 | Posted by Erica House in Life

So far my first Alaskan summer has been … wet.

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It’s been dreary and overcast all week. I shouldn’t have complained so much about the crazy heat last week! We are up to 20 hours and 6 minutes of day light a day.

TWENTY HOURS.

Thinking back to just a few months ago when we had only four hours of light a day and it seems like a lifetime ago. We plan to take advantage of the light and warmer weather and explore as much as we can over the next few months.

While Travis works I try to get out with the baby as much as possible. We go to the stroller boot camp class a few times a week, go on walks at various places around town, and once a week I try to do something like the museum or library. He loves being outside and going on long walks. We came across this unique mailbox and made a friend with a neighborhood girl on our walk this week. She ran up to the baby and started asking a bunch of questions about him, and started telling me about herself. She was so adorable.
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I’ve been trying to do one hard sprint workout a week to get my 5k time down. I did 4×400 and 1×800 at an 8:00 pace on Wednesday. I walked a quarter mile between each interval. I was dying. WHY is running fast so difficult? I always feel so strong the first 15 seconds, and 30 second into it I hate my life and feel like I weigh 500 pounds and I’m running through a pool full of pudding.IMG_1316

My meals this week have been uber lame so my favorite dinner was actually one I made for Travis. These jalapeno chicken taquitos are super easy to throw together and he loves them. I roasted up some veggies in coconut oil to go with them while I roasted plain sweet potato fries for little man.IMG_1330

My favorite workout this week was our stroller fitness class in the rain! I taught half of the class and took them through a fun yoga sequence and then ended things with a tough ab workout. I got to test out the rain cover I got for the stroller and I kept cracking up when I glanced over at my little bubble boy. SSM

Earlier this week on Periscope I talked about diet burnout. I’ve been tracking macros for 15 weeks and am taking a break from it this weekend. I’m also not going to exercise unless I 100% want to. I’ve been going pretty hard in 2016 and I feel like it’s finally all caught up to me. Taking a few days off will help me get energized to come back more focused and more determined to hit some big personal and professional goals I’ve set for myself this year. I think it’s so important to take time off and it’s not easy to do when you are self-employed and there is literally something you could be working on 24/7.

When is the last time you took a vacation from your life?

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  • I took a vacation from life last Friday and it was magnificent. Since we’ve been working non-stop with weddings every weekend and I’ve been managing several social media accounts, I had literally not had a day off since last year. I prescheduled everything and went dark that day. IT WAS SO GOOD. I’m planning on making my system a little better so I can have more mid-week restorative moments.

    Loved your Periscope. I totally related to the diet burnout. <3

  • Ah… a vacation from life would be awesome! We took a trip in March but it feels like a lifetime ago… I actually just booked a room for us at fancy schmancy B&B across the lake. We get our own screened in porch, a private beach and a hot tub, along with a bottle of wine in our room at checkin (I found a sweet deal online!). I cannot wait–Two weeks! It’s perfect timing because then we get into the really busy season of summer when I am traveling most of the time! Glad you are taking some time to relax!

    • Erica House says:

      That sounds AMAZING. On the way home Sunday we schemed up a lot of other ‘staycations’ we’d like to take locally.

  • It sounds like taking a break from exercise/macros is definitely a good idea! We all need a break from structure/routine every now and again – regardless of what that is!

  • So crazy there’s over 20 hours of sunlight there right now! Taking a break will be good. I thoroughly enjoyed my break during pregnancy (I’ve never kept track of macros though, but it’d be interesting to see what I get too much or too little of normally), but I’m ready to go on a run- in 6 weeks or so, haha. I hope you enjoy your weekend!