Who else is obsessed with the Olympics? Watching the US women’s gymnastics team (go Gabby!) was the push I needed to get my butt back to yoga, after years of saying, “I need to get back to yoga.”
I’m finishing week two of near-daily 6 a.m. classes and I love it. I am not a morning person, but I discovered that if I get up as soon as the alarm goes off, throw on my yoga clothes, and head straight out the door – no snooze button, coffee, twitter, or other procrastination – the morning is not so bad.
This routine requires extra preparation, especially combined with biking to work. I bike to the studio on the way to work wearing my yoga outfit (Lululemon’s yoga clothes are so expensive, but soooo perfect!). After class, I shower at the studio and change into regular shorts and a t-shirt, since my yoga clothes are too sweaty to put back on and I get too sweaty on my bike right now to wear work clothes. Finally, I bike the rest of the way to work and change into my work clothes. I swear, this is not as complicated as it sounds. Totally worth the extra effort for the wonderful feeling I get from yoga class.
Do you have a yoga or other exercise routine that you combine with your bike commute? I’m interested to hear how others handle the logistics.