Too Busy to Workout, Not Really But…

Rich at the Yoga Journal Conference in NYC 2012
At the Yoga Journal Conference in NYC 2012

April was a busy month.

Besides all of my piano and guitar teaching, we also did a lot of trunk shows – at Jivamukti Yoga in NYC, Shakti Yoga & Baker Street Yoga in Maplewood, as well as Be Evolution Yoga in Montclair. We also had a booth at the Yoga Journal Conference in New York City for 3 days.

The reason why I mention all this is because I need an excuse to explain all of the “rest” days that I took in April. Normally I workout 6 to 7 times a week. Last year it was 98 percent running, 2 percent tennis. Since January, I’ve been trying to be a bit more balanced in my fitness approach, so I have incorporated yoga into my weekly routine. Anyway, what that means is that I usually run 3 to 4 times a week, and practice yoga 2 to 3 times. However, with all the GladSoles events going on in April, I was thrown out of my normal daily routine. Thus all of the “rest” days in this month’s totals.

It’s not all bad though, for instance, on the 3 days that I commuted to NYC for the Yoga Journal Conference, I took the stairs instead of elevators to and from Penn Station. I walked from Penn Station to and from the NY Hilton (which is on 53rd and 6th Avenue), so that’s a pretty decent walk. I also tried to eat very clean – not too much sugar, lots of salads, fruit, nuts, etc.

So all in all, even though I would have liked to get in a few more workouts, I still managed to be active and hopefully I’ll be able to get back on track in May.

Here are my exercise stats for April: (March stats here)

Running (in my GladSoles when not barefoot): 12 times for a total of 95.6 km
Yoga: 10 sessions
Tennis: 0 matches – almost had my first match, but cancelled last minute
Rest Days: 8