It has been a while since I last blogged, but that is mainly due to the fact that I have been travelling for the last three months. The boy and I went to Japan, Sydney, New Zealand, Chile, Peru and Brazil, and we had an awesome time.
Running around the world
You may think that my exercise regime suffered as a result of the trip, but thankfully that wasn't the case. While we were in Japan, Australia and New Zealand I kept my running up, and it was actually really good fun, because I would use my runs to do a bit of sight-seeing.
I ran around Tokyo's parks, Hiroshima's Memorial Park, Lake Fuji, Sydney's harbours and around loads of beautiful lakes in New Zealand, including in the gorgeous Queenstown.
When we arrived in South America though things changed. As we were to be spending lots of time at high altitude, and there are lots of areas of questionable safety, I decided to skip the running and posted my trainers home.
I still managed to keep fit though, thanks to the YOGAmazing video podcast. Hosted by Chaz Rough it is a weekly podcast that focuses on an different issue every episode. Users email their proposed themes to Chaz, who then creates a class around that theme. Past classes have included Yoga for Running, PMS, Legs, Depression, Upper Body Strength and Clarity.
Thanks to Chaz and his video podcast I practiced yoga all over the world, as I also used the podcast before we arrived in South America. It is a simple but brilliant idea, because it means that you never get bored of the same familiar routines, as can be the case with yoga DVDs.
I can't recommend it enough and suggest that anyone with even the slightest interest in yoga checks it out.