Week of October 23, 2011:
Bike: Friday (with misty rain!) and Saturday (sadly, without misty rain)
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.