So, my yoga practice isn’t perfect,  sometimes I fall down.  Just like in real life, when you fall, bumps, bruises, and all what matters most is whether or not you get back up!

The following images depict my journey back up after a nasty spill in my practice back in June! The toe is all healed up, but the significance of this accident was that it occurred just a couple of days before I was scheduled to begin my first official job as a yoga teacher! Determined not to postpone my first day on the job, I bandaged that foot and babied my way back to the mat, continuing to practice for hours each day before my first scheduled day of class, even went to class the day before my scheduled class to practice with one of my soon to be colleagues and favorite yoga teacher. Needless to say I taught that first day with a band-aid on my toe and I’m glad that I did. It showed me just how strong I am and how much I love practicing and teaching yoga.

#PracticeStrong #PracticeOften #yogaeverydamnday! #Namaste!

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My final half marathon ever took place in my hometown of Tuscaloosa, AL . This has been determined my last 13.1 for several reasons:

1. I’ve changed my fitness focus. I love the results of bodybuilding better.

2. My body is no longer willing to put up with the stress of a half much less a full marathon.

3. For the love of God, I tripped and fell down during this very event due heat exhaustion, fatigue, and uneven pavement. 

I enjoyed the bonds shared and the victory of finishing all of my various run events over the years, but it’s time to say farewell to the pavement. 

Until next time…. I AM Candice Maria 

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