I started practicing yoga last September while I was training for my first half marathon. Throughout my training I was never sore and didn’t have any injuries. After the half marathon, I wasn’t sore and felt great. In the spring, I trained for my second half marathon, following the same training program as before but I did not make the time in my training to practice yoga. After the second half marathon, I was so sore, I couldn’t walk for a week and it hurt to sit down. At that time, I also developed plantar fasciitis. I continued to train for my third half marathon and I was sure to incorporate yoga into my training. My third half marathon was a success, I had a great time and I felt strong. I was not sore or injured. I joined a marathon training team, after the first three weeks, I was sore and uncomfortable. My bones and joints were hurting. I have recently started practicing again and I immediately noticed a difference; after experimenting with yoga throughout my past training I am sure to incorporate yoga into my training to avoid injury and soreness.