Sunday morning I started yoga. What was I thinking!?
It took me three years to muster the nerve and sign on the dotted line. When I walked into the studio, they had my information on file from when I signed up for their newsletter three years ago--in another city.
Those of you who've known me longest know that I came down with a back injury that prevents me from sitting for more than fifteen minutes at a time. I've been to doctors, chiropractors, surgeons, pain specialists, and physical therapists. Occasionally, I would get a little relief, but the pain would return a day or two later. I'm hoping yoga might take the edge off.
|Iko, Ready to Rumble|
So far, so good. I enjoy yoga. I love the stretches and the strength building. And while I hate having to drive all the way into town to work out, I like that I can do it without getting trampled on by Kamikaze Iko.
Every time I stretch at home, Iko thinks I'm getting on the floor to play with him and he pounces on me with all his weight. He's such a sweetie, so it's hard to stay mad at him. If only he realized that body-slamming me with that 110 pound mountain of muscle is a little like doing ten rounds with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
Has anyone out there tried yoga? Was it a good or bad experience?
Contest: I think I mentioned this on Facebook, but I might as well mention it here too. Chain of Souls was nominated by Embrace the Shadows as a contender for best cover of the month.
I promised myself I would no longer put myself in competitions, but it's awfully nice to be nominated because someone else thought you were good. So take a look at the covers and vote for mine if you like it best.
Workload: I have a tendency (by necessity) to work on things a month or more in advance. So anything you read was usually written weeks earlier. Occasionally, I'll slip in a newer post if it relates to something current (like this one), but most of the time I plan ahead.
I am losing that battle. I've slipped to being only one week ahead of time and that's just for one blog. That's cutting it too close. One emergency or an unplanned extra job could wipe me out and I'd have nothing.
That almost happened to me last week. I had Thursday's post ready but we had several thunderstorms go through and I decided to shut down my computer. Well, wouldn't you know it, Thursday came and I never had a chance to get back online.
Do you guys write more than one post at a time for future use? I need to get back to my two month buffer. It's nerve-wracking to live on the knife's edge.
Maybe I need more yoga.