Sunday, October 30, 2011

This Unfamiliar Feeling

Bike in Bright Evening Light

Bike Dress Blazer

Bike Shadow

Week of October 23, 2011:

Bike: Friday (with misty rain!) and Saturday (sadly, without misty rain)

Run: Wednesday

Yoga: Squeezed in before bedtime, most nights

It’s been chilly lately!  How strange, this unfamiliar feeling of not being warm.  On Friday morning, we had a misty rain, so my bike ride was cool and a little wet, which I sort of liked.  It makes living in Texas feel like a completely experience, more like the way I imagine Seattle feels.

I have been doing really well on my bike rides and running work-outs.  I haven’t been doing so well with my yoga.  Part of that is because my social life has been more exciting: last week I went out with friends on Thursday and Saturday nights—whoa!  Hello, social butterfly!  This is really good for me, as I have been slow in making new friends down here and I tend to be a hermit when left to my own (lazy) devices.  The trade-off is that I have been squeezing my yoga into a few minutes before bed, a little time spent in downward dog, some lunges, some back stretches.  It’s not bad, but I do miss the peaceful feeling that comes with a more disciplined yoga practice.

Such is life, though: this delicious balance between adventure and comfort, between routine and novelty.  Sometimes fun demands that we let ourselves become a little bit unbalanced.  Just a little bit.


  1. I haven't done any yoga - not even a few minutes in my pjs - for a few days if it makes you feel any better. Balance is tricky, but seeking it can be fun. I'm feeling off balance after several days away. Yoga and much work to start catching up are on my agenda for tomorrow.

  2. Ah, that was my agenda this week too! And for this upcoming week as well. Good luck to you, my dear!