Listen to Austin 360 Radio

Fitness notebook: Cooler temps, bird watching, Yoga

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Cooler days will be here again

Have you seen the weather forecast? Lows in the low 60s and highs in the upper 80s for the next few days. Yahoo!

Here are a few other items on the fitness calendar in addition to what we featured here last week. Missed it? Go to austin360.com/recreation, where you'll find all our Venture Out stories plus the Fit City blog and recreation calendars.

Ranger Stampede 5K and 1 Miler Series — This monthly race series is under way at the Texas School for the Deaf. Races are at 5 p.m. one Wednesday a month at the school's track, 1102 S. Congress Ave. Free for students age 21 and younger; $2 for adults. Race dates are Oct. 26, Nov. 16, Dec. 14, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 21, April 25 and May 22. Water, Gatorade and snacks provided.

Free yoga in the park — Yoga Yoga and the Austin Parks Foundation present free outdoor yoga classes from noon to 1 p.m. every Wednesday in October at Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe St. The classes are open to all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your yoga mat and sunscreen. For more information, call 80-9800 or go to www.yogayoga.com/yogainthepark.

And don't forget. Registration is now open for the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. Go to Thundercloud.com and click on "Trot" for more info.

— Pam LeBlanc

Bird spot with local Audubon

Every month, the Travis Audubon Society offers field trips and other events for bird lovers. On the calendar for this month: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Two-hour Tuesday at Big Webberville Park, led by Ken Zaslow; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Hornsby Bend Monthly Bird Count; 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9, The Big Sit at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, Doeskin Ranch Tract; 5:30 a.m. to early afternoon Oct. 11, Super Tuesday at Enchanted Rock, led by Terry Banks; 7:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 15, Hornsby Bend Monthly Bird Walk; 7 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16 Bird Survey at Baker Sanctuary; 8 to 10 a.m. Oct. 18, Two-hour Tuesday! at McKinney Falls, led by Stu Wilson. For more information, go to www.travisaudubon.org or call 300-2473.

— Kathy Blackwell

Featured Event

One big group shavasana

Austin Yoga Festival

It's not a stretch to say that our city loves yoga. So take a deep breath and get ready for the first Austin Yoga Festival on Saturday and Oct. 9 at Fiesta Gardens, 2102 Jesse E. Segovia St.. The event will celebrate all styles of yoga, with more than 30 instructors leading classes on four stages. There also will be talks by ayurvedic and wellness experts, and plenty of chances to sing and chant. Passes $25 for one day or $45 for both. www.austinyogafestival.com.