Yoga True, day 3 done 🙂
Other than that today was a rest day, Thursdays are hard work and work work was super annoying so yoga and nothing super jumpy-around-y was exactly what I needed!
In the process I learned the following:
Do not take a giant full of water in the middle of yoga… downward dog is weird when you are all sloshy!!
Woohoo first plaits of Janathon 😊
I went to the gym!! In the morning!! On my own!!!
Ok I know I go to the gym in the morning a lot but normally I am meeting someone and if they can’t go I end up sleeping… today I got up and went on my own woohoo!
Admittedly I was later than normal…but I went! 😁 and. I did stuff… deadlifts and heavy sled pushes as a super set… it was short but hard!
Then…as it is Wednesday I did dancing… of course I did it is mythago practice night 😊😊 I danced all sorts of things including Spank the Monkey (which I am mentioning to amuse my friend Nancy)
I didn’t take any pictures…I was dancing…
And to top off the day I just finished day 2 of Yoga True. Today’s practice was called trust…it was hard… the yoga not the trusting. I can’t do a one legged pigeon! But I will get there 😊
This is a poem I write yesterday, it is a bit silly but I love it! It embodies (if a poem can do that) the optimism with which I am marching (riding) into 2018 🙂
Well that was a shock to the system all round!!
First day back at work, made even more shocking by an early morning PT session!! It was worth it though, the PT was awesome despite it being push day and me having to do Viking presses which are less exciting than they sound!!
I also had to bench press and do rowing sprints and kettlebells… that is one way to wake up in the morning!!
Later that day…
(As they say in movies and such when they can’t think of how to fill in time)
It was time for day 1 or Yoga True from Yoga with Adrien it was awesome and quite simple if not actually easy when you haven’t done yoga for months!!
Willow cat helped too 😊
Happy new year lovely people!! It is a whole new year (obviously otherwise the happy new year greeting would be wierd…) and that means a whole load of people telling you about goals and resolutions and suchlike. I am not going to do that. I have goals…I wrote them in a book…I might show you a picture of it but I am not, at this moment going to tell you all about them in great detail. I will probably do a more detailed new goals post later on when they are clear in my head and when the new year new you nonsense has died down…
If I had a new me for every new year I would be on the 41st version of me and I would have no idea what was going on…
Anyway… it’s january, so what else could I do but sign up for another Janathon and get on and do some exercise!! It was a run too…first on in ages, this is the start of getting my head back in the right place to run! I liked it too 😀
Hi everyone, I know I have been neglecting this blog in favour of time travelling otters and a developing poetry habit, but general distraction isn’t my only reason so I thought I’d come along and tell you why I have been silent on the subject of exercise.
It is because I haven’t been doing any.
Well that isn’t strictly true, I have been doing some, just not the volume I would like or I promised. I am not making excuses, I am also not apologising. The hardest thing to do sometimes is to accept that things don’t always go to plan and move on from that.
So this is what has been happening… a while ago, I wrote a post about anxiety. Go have a look if you want… It knocked me down completely. I have been trying to fight and trying to use all the strategies to get rid of it that my logical brain knows but I couldn’t. I fell down and I couldn’t get up…which is why I have been doing a lot less.
However… with a bit of help, and a bit of luck, and a few descisions, I am coming out of the other side. I finally feel in control of my mind again 😀 I have increased the exercise again, and have been enjoying it again which is important. I can also think through a whole idea / thought without being derailed which is nice…
As part of this taking control, and by a strange coincidence, I found a Savate club that has a class on a day I am free at a time I can (just about) get to 😀
For the uninitiated, Savate is French kicckboxing. It is an awesome form of fighting sport that I was involved with about 7 years ago and I absolutely loved it. The club I used to train at only has classes on a Wednesday, which coincides with Mythago practice. So I haven’t trained in Savate for 7 years,
Until last Monday.
Last Monday I turned up at Brighton Savate club (late because it is in Brighton, but late with permission) and jumped right back into training! I was a little rusty, but I was amazed at how much I remembered!! I loved it so much I am instantly hooked again! It is so much better (for me at least) than other martial arts. I can’t explain why, but I love it. So, that is Monday nights for me from now on…mad dash to Brighton to kick people 😀
The other thing I have done recently is remember how much I love lifting. I have been neglecting strength in favour of running, but I need to find a better cardio / lifting balance as I miss the heavy things!!
In short (no really I can do short honest) I am back. I feel like myself again and I am going to make some plans and set some goals. I don’t know exactly what they will be yet but I will keep you posted. They may coincide with new year, but that is an accident of timing rather than a sudden need to make new years resolutions…
I promise an exercise related update soon…but for now here is a poem I wrote last week…
Here is the latest update from the otters… they have finally solved the hamster problem!
Don’t forget to click through and follow the Otter Chronicles to find out what they are up to on a regular basis 🙂
I have been having some fantastic chats this week with that temporal research fellow, Brian Russetcoat. Fantastic, and more than a little confusing, but he said some extremely interesting words, long ones too. He has a lot of opinions that one, and he does have a tendency to look around dramatically and go off on tangents. Still, splendid conversations I am almost certain.
Yes, I remember now, we had quite a fascinating discussion about music, this fellow used to be in a popular music combo you know. Something I remember from when I was a young otter kitten, B’lieve or somesuch thing.
This was before he got into the research game of course.
Music wasn’t the main reason for our chats, but as I think I have mentioned Brian is a tricky person to talk to. Thoroughly nice chap though, full of enthusiasm and zeal and ideas.
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I have been having a go at writing poems, I have posted them on my other Art Journal blog but I thought I’d share this one with you all.