Yoga Challenge Day 10!!

I have slogged through the deepest valley. I have ascended the highest peak with my bare fingers. My life has flashed before mine eyes.

Oh wait – it was just the 10 day yoga challenge (completed in 13 days, at that) – but truly, it felt that challenging most of the time. But I did not give up and neither have my fellow yogi classmates. We rock. And to think that 4 years ago, I could barely walk around the block after 2 spinal surgeries, 6 weeks apart. HOORAH.

You know you’ve been sweating a lot when your clothes, towel and wash cloth are completely drenched and there’s nothing left with which to wipe your face. Perhaps a neighbor’s towel? “Mind if I wipe through?”

Here’s my reward, even though I don’t like chocolate all that much. And three days of Bluegrass Bliss are now on tap, together with the KAH (kick ass husband) who has been out of the country for 10 days.

Chocolate may appear larger in picture than in real life :)

Chocolate may appear larger in picture than in real life 🙂

 

 

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Yoga Challenge Day 9

The 3 things that don’t normally bother me about the yoga studio – heat, humidity, and smell – hit me like a tidal wave tonight. Considering I have very little to no sense of smell, that’s saying something. But when there are only 15 minutes between the last 2 classes, and the ocean of humanity undulates towards me, I just go with it. Or at least try 🙂

Tonight’s gems – 1) practicing with different teachers brings about new info and insights.

2) Afternoon extreme fatigue + chocolate covered espresso beans by the handful = let’s not puke in class, ok?

A most beautiful tribute to folks with ALS at the finish line of the Hawaii Ironman, first presented by a competitor who had ALS but did not survive until the following year, was to lie down right before the finish line and continuously roll over sideways until it had been crossed. Since tomorrow is my 10th day of the 10 day challenge – I will be rolling to the finish, UH HUH!! I had not practiced for months before this challenge and then suddenly started going almost everyday. Do I hear the sound of champagne corks tomorrow night at 8:00:00pm???

BRING IT ON!!

BRING IT ON!!

 

Yoga Challenge Day 8

Hoo boy – day 8 just about kicked my rumpus. I guess every fourth day is hard. I have now so successfully moved around the studio that the teacher even exclaimed, at the beginning of class, “Wow, you’re way over there” – something to that effect. Yep, I was in a fall into the window, watch the cars go by kind of place.

Still no word from either of my buddies, but hey – it’s day 8 of a 10 day challenge. They still have plenty of time, right? 🙂 At least an awesome teacher is now my buddy-in-law. How cool is that?

Day 8 is done. And it’s fun to track all this on the fitbit. Heart rate usually peaks at 140. Energy peaks about 10 minutes before class 🙂