For anyone out there who plays a fall sport as I once did, you are just weeks away from…dun dun dunnnn…PRE-SEASON!!
Recently, I coached a day camp for my old high school coach. Some of the other coaches happened to be training for their upcoming season. After the kids left for the day, they did their running. I bravely asked to join in…I say bravely because even with all the yoga and random gym days, it’s been a while since I did any kind of sprinting!
The first time I asked to join we did two 4-minute “run as fast as you can” and count your yards. Ummm hello heart attack…I was a bit winded but I survived! I was impressed with myself and decided to run gassers with them the following day. (A gasser is the width of a football field up and back one time). We did 18 😳😵 lol! My legs were sore for about 3 days!
I am not going to lie…it made me miss it, I mean all of it! The running and lifting all summer, preseason three-a-days, being so sore and tired, camps, etc. What a lifestyle! It has been such a motivation boost for me! If I could do that for 8 years (high school and college!), then I can do ANYTHING!
What has inspired you recently to pursue your goals?!?
“I am that”
On Wednesday I signed up for a 7-day pass at The Yoga Center of Medford. A full week of unlimited classes…ahhhh 🙏
This studio has no mirrors. This can be a relief for some, but it is a challenge for many. It is only natural to want to look in a mirror while practicing yoga. I used to be worried about how my poses looked compared to all the videos and pictures online. Practicing without a mirror at home changed my perspective on progress. Unless I am taking a class at the gym, I seek out studios without mirrored walls.
There are cards available to help with focus. They are names of gods/goddesses and angels. The card I received was Zanna.
It is kind of ironic that I should pick this card; the pains of my past are what led me to yoga. I felt a sense of peace.
I loved the class so much that I returned on Friday. The instructor was different, as was her style. There was less flow, more breathing thru postures. I enjoyed the stretching along with a bit of core awareness!
Class this morning was with Bonnie. She is a wonderful instructor! I took her class once before and by far she is the most spiritual instructor I have ever had. She takes the class from root to crown reciting mantras. I just might incorporate this style in some of my home-practice sessions. 😁
Good News… I still have two days left on my week pass! Yay!!