What is Pilates, anyway?

I'm in love.  100% in love with Pilates.  I haven't been practicing for that long, but I fell so hard and so fast, that I've decided to get certified and take a 600-hour course so that I can practice myself and share my love with other (aka teach). If you're not familiar with the practice or always wanted to try it, read on for how to get started and more about what the practice entails.

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Winding Down :: Year 5

I had a yoga teacher tell me once, the older I become, the faster the years go, that years go, because I have a greater perspective on time.  When you reach 30, 40, and 50, you have more experience on which to draw and your appreciation of time is greater, because you've lived longer than, say, a 5-year old.  That was a long way to say that each year, the 30 for 30 goes by more quickly than the last and this one is winding down with only a few days to go.

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Day 21 :: Went out for a Run

The title has been chosen only because it rhymes -- no run yesterday.  Although, some of the walk home from Pilates turned into a trot. I made an appointment with another chiropractor yesterday and realized that there are two kinds.  One is a wellness doctor, while the other  specializes in sports.  One says "no running" and the other says "let's make a plan." Frankly, I'm torn between which one is the better option for me.

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Day 20 :: 30 for 30 + the Arena Pro Series in Mesa Arizona

Happy Monday! In DC, it's muggy and raining, but in just a few short days, I'm headed to Florida for a much-needed vacation.  Yes,  I'm literally counting the days (2 more to be exact!)  Last week, I was in Arizona for Michael's first race since last summer's Pan Pacific Games in Australia and it was nice to reconnect with friends and other swimming families, and under better conditions!

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Almost half way 30 for 30 -- Year 5

It's hard to believe that we're almost halfway through the 30 days of fitness.  I've received emails and social media messages about all of the hard work that you've been putting in and it makes me smile.  I love that many of you have given Pilates a try and would love to hear your stories on the challenges or positive changes you've seen thus far!

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