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Oh hey there – how’ya doing? Please forgive me while my fall season has had its typical craziness, and I’m left with barely a moment to run – nevermind to type about it. The wedding season is not quiiite done, as I’m off to two elopement-style celebrations this weekend! And of course there’s so much more all of my photography clients are looking for this holiday time of year, so no rest till January!

Realizing now that I never really came back to close on the whole yoga teacher training thing… but that happened, I graduated, and I’ve already got a regular spot on the calendar at Village Yoga in Marstons Mills! You can also find me at Fitness500 Club in Hyannis a few times this month, and coming up soon at Innerglow Yoga to start the year on January 2nd! I’ve had a lot of people ask me how I’m feeling about it, and I’m always honest – right now I’m just teaching as much as I can just to get used to it and calm the nerves! I’m not sure if it feels 100% comfortable yet, but I’m enjoying building on themes and playlists as I prep for each new class! Maybe I’ll see YOU in class sometime? Follow at staceyhedman.YOGA or on Facebook too!

christmas shirt runningthanksgiving 5k in vermont On the subject of RUNNING, however, I’m so excited to be back from a few months of yoga focus and continue building my distance back up again. Gary and I ran the Stratton Mountain Gobble Gobble Wobble 5K on Thanksgiving, as tradition! I now have my eyes on the Hyannis Half Marathon this February, and will be joining my friend Jen on a two-person team to run the Martha’s Vineyard 20-Miler the same month! I’d love to commit to a spring marathon as well, but I haven’t quite bit the bullet…

It was so predictable and still kinda sad for me to have over-run myself last winter and spring. I haven’t run more than 8-10 miles a week since the Vermont City Marathon in May 2015… and I knew that was gonna happen after training for the 20-Miler last February and Boston in April too. I miss the feeling of distance – the meditation of it, the need to carry a water bottle, the changing views of a two-hour run, the feeling in my heart and lungs as they settle in to the pace. December isn’t always the most obvious month to pick the mileage back up in, but the last four weeks have been really great as far as sunshine and motivation go!

And of course, we’ve had an EXCELLENT year of hiking and yoga, so no complaints overall. A couple of snaps from my latest adventure with some pals up to Square Ledge and Pinkham Notch in NH…hiking pinkham notch hiking new hampshire

I hope you’re all enjoying the close of 2015 with this warm weather and jingle bells in the air! What’s your first run of 2016 going to be? – a race, getting lost in the woods, a New Years run with friends?

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