Ouchy ouch, but at least I #sweatpink

As a yogi and a runner, I had one of the ultimate nightmares late last week.

I look super flexible. I’ve done yoga for over ten years. I am a *yogi* and a teacher.


I also am a wannabe triathlete-in-training and run 20-30 miles minimum per week. And am going to be increasing that mileage soon as I near more races.

So, despite looking flexible, I still have super tight hamstrings, hips, etc.

But I do look flexible.

And it happened.

A yogi teacher over-adjusted me. She pushed me deep into a pose. At first, my hip said, “ooh I got this” as she pushed me deeper and deeper. And then, my hip rebelled. It said “OUCH THIS IS TERRIBLE WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?!?” But too late. I was already pushed in too deep.

This, my friends, is why I will never adjust a yogi deeper into a pose and only give alignment-based instruction.

Because now I have a hurt hip. I probably either have a small tear in my labrum and am going to see my physical therapist to be sure I’m a-ok. Don’t worry y’all!

No exciting seven mile run for me over the weekend. ๐Ÿ™ Just swimming and some cruiser biking (super slow). And last night I got to walk/super slow jog at my Monday night Running for Brews.

I so hope I am back to normal by the weekend. I have lots of swimming, lots of running, lots of biking to do. And next week the super amazing Kathryn Budig is teaching a two hour master class  and I am psyched to go to!!

In the mean time, it’s a good reminder to always LISTEN TO YOUR BODY and never to go past your edge. (Or allow others to push you past your edge.)

Have you ever been injured by a trainer or teacher?

BUT, there is good news y’all!

What good news, you say!

Good news that makes me happy, like this:

I am pleased to announce that I am now a #SweatPink Ambassador! Yippee! “Where tough and girly come together at last.” And I’m going to get some awesome #sweatpink pink shoelaces to show it! (And maybe a cool shirt, too.)

Here’s what being a #SweatPink Ambassador means:

  • It’s for crazy healthy nuts
  • Leaders
  • Passionate people who want to always learn more and get better
  • People who want to inspire others to greatness

That sounds like me, yeah?

I’m super stoked. I’ve added the button to my home-page and you’ll hear more as I learn more. I’m excited to be part of the #SweatPink team. Are you a #SweatPink Ambassador? Are you a different kind of Ambassador? Tell me!


  1. Nicole June 11, 2013 4:05 pm  Reply

    Welcome to Sweatpink! Sorry about the hip, hope it is a quick recovery!

  2. Rachel Miller June 11, 2013 5:08 pm  Reply

    Get well soon, but welcome to Sweat Pink ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Emily Nickles June 12, 2013 7:51 am  Reply

    Congrats on joining the group! Welcome!

    Sorry about your hip. ๐Ÿ™

  4. Beka June 14, 2013 9:49 am  Reply

    Congrats and welcome to the SPA!!

    And that is terrible that she over adjusted you ๐Ÿ™ I’d be so upset. I dealt with a severe strain in my hip flexors last fall and they thought it was a small tear. I was out of running for 8 weeks. Hope it’s nothing serious and you feel better asap!

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