Week of July 22, 2012:
Tuesday: Bike ride for groceries
Wednesday: Morning run (20 minutes)
Thursday: More yoga!
Friday: Morning run (20 minutes)
I almost called this post “Good-bye, Flexibility,” because I have noticed lately that 1) my flexibility is getting worse, and 2) I have not been doing my yoga. Or at least prior to this week, I was not doing my yoga. I do stretch after runs and I usually do a little bit of yoga/stretching before bed, but I think all the running and biking was starting to take its toll on my back and legs. Touching my toes was getting harder!
By some miracle, this week I managed to fit two yoga sessions into my evenings. Two! The yoga was, as always, wonderful and relaxing. I seem to be in a better frame of mind to enjoy yoga now that I’m feeling more peaceful about my personal life. It’s ironic that at a time when I should have been relying on yoga to comfort me, I wanted motion and distraction: running and biking, anything to trick myself into moving forward (both physically and metaphorically). It wasn’t that yoga wasn’t working for me; it’s that I just didn’t want it. This week I wanted it, and it was right where I left it: on my yoga mat.
Happy weekend, everyone. Namaste.