18 February 2009

RoadID Giveaway, Bikram, and a new helmet

First, head over to www. healthytippingpoint.com if you'd like to have a chance to win a free RoadID. Caitlin has been given the opportunity to give away two free RoadID's, and was directed to my blog by the good folks at RoadID. I'll warn in advance - there's another graphic picture from my time in the hospital. Caitlin rewrote my story from a previous blog, and also sent over a few interview questions.

Yesterday, in my post-half marathon recovery, I decided to head to my first Bikram Yoga class early in the morning. I figured it would be a great way to stretch out my muscles and relax. For those of you that aren't familiar:

Bikram or hot or fire yoga is a series of yoga poses done in a heated room, which is usually maintained at a temperature of 105 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately 40 degrees Celsius). A vigorous yoga session at this temperature promotes profuse sweating, which is said to rid the body of toxins. It also makes the body very warm, and supposedly therefore more flexible
Thanks, Wikipedia. I found the class to be.. interesting. The hot room felt very good, although halfway through I was kind of grossed out by the idea of being in a room with 15 other very sweaty people. The yoga poses definitely helped to stretch out my muscles though, and I felt great afterwards. Not sure that I'm sold on the whole hot yoga thing yet.

I ended up swimming at night again. In my lane in the mornings, its always 3-5 girls that are at my speed. At night however, I swim with Seb, Jason, Fabrice, and new guy Tim. The contrast of the conversations that happen between sets is hilarious. Although I'm aiming to swim in the mornings more than the evenings, I'll always venture to the evening masters swims for some comic relief. I think I get a better workout in the morning, because it doesn't become as much of a draft fest as the guys tend to suck me into.

I still haven't replaced my helmet post-crash... I've just been using an older helmet that matched my previous bike. Do I go white or black with the p2c?


9 comments:

Aimee said...

I read your story on Caitlin's blog, and I'm really sad that it was so hard for you to get help!! I can't believe that the hospital didn't give you care and then work out the insurance later! Thanks for sharing!

Rae said...

Good luck at IM USA Lindsay!! I read about your story at Caitlins blog....like most triathletes, I am have my own biking crash story, although nowhere near as severe as yours. I have my sights set on IM 2010 (getting married this year so that was out!) I will be working the run course this year to sign up for 2010....Ill keep tabs on your blog and cheer you in on the big day!!!

Es --- IRONMAN in Training! said...

I vote for the black one, for no particular reason.

Kelly said...

Is it white, or silver? Either way, I like the top one.

And I had no idea there was such thing as HOT yoga! How weird! And... uncomfortable!

PNoris said...

Hi Lindsay,

Caitlin's blog led me to your post. Keep on recuperating - sometimes it's longer than you would like, but if you give it enough time, you will heal as best you can.
On the helmet - they have a 'life span' of about 5 years due to deterioration of the foam - when in doubt, toss it out. Take a hammer to it so it doesn't get 're-cycled' on its way to the trash...

Rainmaker said...

Hmm, black or white.

I think white is more of a girly color (nothing wrong with that), whereas I think white is more of a guy color. Black goes with everything, but then most times so does white. Unless you have like a yellow tri suit.

healthy ashley said...

Thanks for working with Caitlin to share your story. It's definitely inspired me to be a little more safe! With the helmet... it depends on your bike color, but I love the white :)

Maggs said...

I vote for black.

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