I finally made it to a yoga class at the gym. I've been thinking about it since I saw the notice go up that it was available. I'm really waiting for t'ai chi but I'll settle for yoga. (Now there are two robins running around out front. I thought they were smarter than that). I missed the Wed class because it's at 8. Now, we have been trying to get to the gym faithfully three times a week and have been fairly successful (except for the blizzard and last week when we were both sick). But 8 pm is not good for me. It gives me too long to get home and get settled in. You know what I mean. Once the clothes get changed and the dinner is consumed, I don't want to go out. An hour earlier would make a huge difference.
I was happy to see it was offered at 4:30 on Friday. I made sure to leave work early enough to get there on time and went into the darkened room. There were 5 women (of all ages) and one older man and the instructor. I asked him (Pete) what Power Yoga was. (I had taken yoga classes while in college and after at a local adult night class about 30 years ago). He explained that while yoga stretches your connective tissues, Power Yoga also strengthens your muscles. Sounds good, right?
In theory it is great. In practice? It's hard. Very hard. I don't think I have an exaggerated picture of how fit I am. I KNOW I am not fit. Thus the gym and the workouts. I am also not flexible. Not a little bit. And today my body is letting me know just how inflexible it really is.
The yoga class went on for an hour. After 10 minutes, I was sweating. Not lady like perspiring but rolling-down-your-face sweating. At 30 mins, I had to sit. I rested a few and got back up and into the routine. This is non stop movement and holding unfamiliar poses for 30 seconds while your muscles quiver. I can't say I loved it. It was work and after it was over, I felt truly worked out. There are muscles all over my body that are waking up and saying Hi today. But I'm a masochist so I'll go back next week.
The third clue in the Evenstar kal came out yesterday. It looks interesting. And now I have a nice wet weekend to work on it. Pk is still asleep. He woke up choking last night and then couldn't get to sleep again so he's sleeping in for a bit. (and Roxie, he says he absolutely will wear the socks. He thinks they look like fire and that's cool).
Pk and Kate and Elanor (and Kate's friend Caryn) are going to a soccer game. It's a World Cup year (or so I've been reminded) and the US and Turkey are playing in May here in Philadelphia. When Kate found out, she was so excited. I ordered them tickets yesterday. Which brings on a rant if I let it (about how Ticketmaster charges you 2.50 to print your own tickets!) but I'll let that pass. Don't want all the serenity of the sore muscles to be wasted on a rant.
Wherever you are, I hope your weekend is a tad drier than ours!