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Nurture body/soul through holistic health & fitness, whole-food vegan diet, daily yoga, and mindful living. Run for the joy of running. Marathon #13. Ultra #3.

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  • 6 miles
  • 03:22 time
  • 1004 calories
  • 4 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. FIT
    great Recuperative Yoga 01:00

    Celeste's 10:15 Recuperative Yoga class felt great as always. Celeste is the best.

  2. walk
    good Neighborhood Loop 3 mi 00:48 16:06 pace

    Felt like a good day to take a walk day, still trying to mix one or two of these per week in with my runs. A little cooler the morning, upper 30s and cloudy. read more

  3. RUN
    good Easy 3.05 mi 00:32 10:35 pace

    Easy 5K neighborhood loop. Another nice morning, a few degrees cooler than yesterday morning, but with less wind it felt about the same.

  4. FIT
    great Short Form Ashtanga 01:02

    Had some disappointing news a few days ago, the local yoga teacher training classes I was going to start next weekend were cancelled. It was the only teacher training school in town, so I'm l... read more

    • Kim B.
      Kim B.

      That is so disappointing! Iโ€™m glad you arenโ€™t giving up and are exploring alternatives.

      1 day ago Like1 person

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    • Garth A.
      Garth A. You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      That's some serious dedication Vern! Inspirational!

      about 22 hours ago

    • Mel P.
      Mel P.

      Bummer about the class being cancelled but at least you have other options. Big things are ahead.

      about 20 hours ago Like1 person

  5. RUN
    great Progressive Loop 5.05 mi 00:53 10:26 pace

    Natural progressive, started fairly easy and picked up a little speed every mile as I warmed up without really exerting much more effort, finally pushed it a little in the last quarter mile. Start... read more

  6. FIT
    great Yoga Flow 01:05

    Home practice, improvised as I went

  7. FIT
    good Upper Body/Core 00:40

    Oops, missed doing these last week, felt it this week. 2 sets of 15 reps each:
    Standing Overhead Dumbbell Press
    Hammer Curls
    Dumbbell Bench Press
    Flat Dumbbell Fly
    Dumbbell Lying Triceps Exte... read more

  8. FIT
    great Yoga Flow 01:05

    Home practice, let the body lead me where it wanted to go.

  9. RUN
    good 8x30 Sprints 3.01 mi 00:32 10:37 pace

    0.75 miles warmup,
    8 x 30 second sprints with 90 second recoveries,
    0.71 miles cooldown.
    Sprints @6:49/mile avg, walked about the first 30 seconds of each recovery, jogged the rest. Mid 50s, sunny... read more

  10. FIT
    great Yin Yoga 01:05

    Five minute holds in each posture.

  11. FIT
    great Yoga Flow (Teaching) 01:05

    Led the practice at the Thursday evening group at Unity Church. A couple of the regulars missed tonight, I knew one would be out of town, but had two new attendees tonight, five total.

    • Mel P.
      Mel P.

      Word is spreading that there is an awesome new yoga teacher in town!

      5 days ago Like2 people

    • Shelly A.
      Shelly A.

      I told Don I wanted to go to Texas. He asked why, so I told him for yoga. He shook his head and then asked if it was warmer and drier there. Lol.

      5 days ago Like2 people

    • Helene D.
      Helene D.

      Warmer for sure, Shelly, and very humid too ๐Ÿ˜

      5 days ago Like2 people

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Haha, Shelly! Warmer for sure, and although this winter has been a bit rainier than average, I'm sure it's drier than the PNW this time of year!

      5 days ago Like1 person

  12. FIT
    great Yoga Flow 01:00

    Katrina's 10:15 flow class, nice practice.

  13. RUN
    good Easy 5.21 mi 00:57 10:58 pace

    Another easy run, five mile loop that I've run maybe three times before, but always in the opposite direction. I liked it better today, as the opposite direction puts the bright sun right in ... read more

  14. FIT
    great Yoga for Healthy Back 01:00

    Nice yoga double with Melody today, made it to her 6:30 PM Yoga for a Healthy Back flow.

  15. FIT
    great Vinyasa 01:00

    Enjoyed Melody's 8:30 Vinyasa flow. She's very good, I enjoy her classes but don't often get a chance to attend. She teaches at a number of locations, most of which aren't con... read more

  16. RUN
    great Easy 4.02 mi 00:43 10:44 pace

    Easy out and back, got out right at sunrise on a perfect morning in the mid 50s. Yesterday morning was about 10 degrees warmer and pretty humid, felt much better today after a nice cool front pass... read more

  17. FIT
    great Recuperative Yoga 01:00

    Went to Celeste's 10:15 Recuperative Yoga class, always feels great.

  18. walk
    great Going Bananas 3.06 mi 00:50 16:16 pace

    Opted for a walk day, combined with a need for bananas. Nice brisk walk to the grocery and back.

  19. RUN
    good Easy 4.06 mi 00:44 10:55 pace

    Easy out and back this morning, another springlike day much like yesterday, lows in the upper 50s, highs in the low 70s. Didn't overdress this time. read more

  20. FIT
    great Shanti Rasa 01:05

    This morning, did the version of the Shanti Rasa practice that I learned from my teacher Jessica.