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Just Breathe

by Meghann on July 26, 2011

Good Morning!

Tuesdays are my late mornings. An 8:35am spin class (my only option besides the 5:15am class :() forces my mornings to start on the later side. It also gives me enough time to get a 4 mile run in before hand. :)

My spin class was nice and easy this morning. The instructor had us concentrate on breathing and gradually building our way through zones. We started with zone 1 (recovery zone), worked our way to zone 2 (a little harder), held a while in zone 3 (can stretch anywhere from a 3 in effort to an 8), and finally in zone 4 (the red zone).

I liked how he taught us the importance of recovery (he made us slow to 60 rpm in each recovery) and the importance of controlling our speed and power. He also focused on breathing, which is HUGE for me. I’ll never forget being told by an old soccer coach to ‘stop breathing like dogs’ after she made us do a lap around the field. She trained us to control our breathing from then on out and it’s something I still work on to this day.

Learning to control my breathing was big when I started running a few years ago. Breathing properly in and out of my nose saves so much energy and allows me to keep up my endurance where others faulter. It also allows me to maintain my pace and have conversations while running. Breathing rocks. ;)

Late mornings mean a late breakfast. I couldn’t wait to dig in to something cold and refreshing when I walked in the door.

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  • 1/2 cup Kashi Honey Sunshine
  • 1/2 cup Kashi Goodness Flakes
  • 1/2 cup Cinnamon Cheerios
  • Plain Chobani
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries

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Battery update!

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We’re going on 27 hours (and counting!) of battery life. I’d say the extended battery pack is kicking butt. Woop! Woop!

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I’ll let you know what the final count is, but so far this is a HUGE improvement from the measly 5-6 hours I used to get out of my battery. :)

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