Yesterday I had an unexpected break in my schedule, so I drove on over to my other gym to make it to the Wednesday morning Power Yoga class. After about 25 minutes of reading on the elliptical (I just started Gone Girl, and it’s can’t-put-it-down good right off the bat) the class was about to start, so I grabbed my mat and headed to class.
I was really excited for this class…until it started. As soon as it started, I wanted it to be over. But, I stuck it through and gave it my best…for a good 30 minutes. Then I called it a day, wrapped up my mat, and said “see ya!”
I could have (and did, in the moment) blame this on a number of things:
- The instructor was late and it felt rushed
- She pushes us too hard and those few extra chaturrangas made my low back hurt
- I was hungry
- I had to be back at my gym in an hour
And so on. But really, I just wasn’t feeling it. And I didn’t want to be there and have a bad attitude that might rub off on someone else and lessen their power yoga experience. I didn’t want to bum anyone else’s flow.
Last week at a spin class, my regular bike was taken, so I headed to the back of the room, next to the girl who always chooses a bike at the back of the room. She instantly started chatting me up, which was fine! I love to chat – chatting during the warm up song is fine. But way too soon the conversation took a sharp turn for “womp womp-ville.”
“I hate this class. I only take it once a week.” womp womp
“I’d quit right now, honestly.” womp womp
“UGH I hate this song.” womp WOMP.
Finally, she noticed I was ignoring her, and said something to the effect of “oh, you’re serious about this class. Sorry – I’ll stop talking.”
But she’s already bummed my flow. Her attitude kinda rubbed off on me. My thoughts:
SO. Smile! Be a cheerful ray of sunshine and make a couple people smile today
Something that made me smile today? Getting out in the nice cool morning for a 4-ish mile run!
Run + post-workout caffeine in the form of fitmixer aminos (aka kool-aid for adults ) I recently decreased my running down to two or less times a week – just a personal decision for me and my body – and it’s been going great. I’ve also made sure to foam roll right after each run – before doing anything else, so that I don’t put it off.
No, I don’t usually foam roll with a huge grin on my face (do you?) Niko just happened to pop in the picture just as it was being taken! What a ham Anyway, I have trouble with my right hip, so I really take the time to focus on those glutes – especially the glute medius.
Post-foam rollin’ breakfast featured some overnight oats – made with this mix, but instead of a 1/4 cup of everything, I did a 1/3, then I also added in cocoa powder and put it in an Oikos container – since it had about a 1/3 c. yogurt remaining.
I ran out of melon (sad face!) so I just threw a few extra dried bing cherries in the mix this time – the same mix as a couple days ago.
Not pretty, but deeeelish!
All right. Time for work. Have a happy Thursday, my dears
When was the last time someone bummed your flow?