Running and yoga go hand in hand, like siblings who actually like each other. But as you all know yoga isn’t something I have embraced even though running is something I have. I know my body needs yoga, especially my legs, and after last week Saturday’s run with the LDN Brunch Club and yoga for runners session with Fat Buddha Yoga I am becoming a convert.
This all happened straight after the PHIIT class so I started the whole event off exhausted with slightly shaky legs. Thankfully the LDN Brunch Club run was short, about 4K only and really lovely. This was the perfect chance for me to meet up with some of my amazing running and fitness friends – it’s so rare for all of us to work out together that it made the whole day even more special. This included working out with The City Fittie who also gets credit for all of the pictures used in this post (barring a few which are all LDN Brunch Club’s).
Meems also braided my hair making sure it all stayed put (now that it’s so much shorter it’s a lot more free) and that was wonderful, but it was her expression which made my day.
Once we got back from the run there was a quick change and we headed into a room to do some yoga with Jessica Skye of Fat Buddha Yoga. I don’t say this often but I loved her yoga session. I have been to so many yoga classes where it is all about the flow (something I am pretty sure I still don’t completely understand) but Jessica’s class was tailored specifically for runners. The movements were slow and the stretches felt amazing. I didn’t have to concentrate on getting from one position to another without falling down or cracking something in my body. Instead I could actually enjoy the movements and my awareness of my own body.
I remember getting home later on that evening and my legs feeling like they were on cloud nine. The next day of course the pain kicked in what with me having gone to essentially three classes (PHIIT, run, and yoga) in one day but that evening it was bliss. My hips were stretched out and my thighs felt far less tight.
As you can see from the picture below I am having a great time!
And of course when the class finished I had to take a selfie of myself doing the one stretch I truly love just because it looks so epic and reminds me of the Serenity poster where Summer Glau looks like a badass (bad-arse?) in shoes I still really want.
This amazing collaboration between LDN Brunch Club and Fat Buddha Yoga is running for all of January and February and I can’t recommend them enough. If you can, go! All the details and how to book are here. I will definitely try to at least make one more session and I want to definitely do some more yoga with Jessica.