Category Archives: OTHER ACTIVITIES

Yoga

Date:  Tuesday 10th February 2015 7:45pm

Description: Ow. Ow, please don’t poke my shoulder. That’s what I’m saying days after doing this!

First yoga class tonight. Wore my usual running gear because I figure it fits and flexible enough. Turned up, nice mix of people. No one really talking much. There’s some mats, so everyone gets one and waits for the teacher to turn up. Starts off well, nice music, some cross legged meditation. Breathing in. Breathing out. Shanti, shanti shanti. Even after a few Sun Salutations I was thinking I’m getting in to this. Then some leg raisers. Okay. Then some upper body stuff. Nope, nope nope, nope. Arms shaking, sweat pouring off me. This is ridiculous! OK, no, now it get ridiculous, sticking my legs in the air, feeling really uncomfortably off balance. Not enjoying this. Oh and then some break dancing moves where I’m supposed to levitate on two hands while not face planting. And back to lying face up on the floor meditating. AArrghh. Aaahhh…

An interesting experience. Certainly doing it again, but some of the stuff I did not enjoy. Enjoyed the meditation, and the stretching, and possibly even the core stuff. But the upper body stuff was tough. But really didn’t enjoy the balance or contortion stuff.

Not sure how much this is gonna help running. Core hurts, shoulders are killing me. We shall see…

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Swimming

Date:  Monday 2nd February 2015 7:15pm

Distance: 510m

Time: 20mins

Pace: 39:13/km

Description: What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. More determined than ever. February, joined the gym, went for a swim. Active recovery Monday. Beats resting. I’m a crap swimmer, so at this stage happy with 20mins and 34x15m lengths (510m total). Followed by ten minutes of “running”, which was difficult in such a shallow pool, and 10mins in the hot tub. Feel amazing! And probably the least self-conscious I’ve ever felt swimming. Hopefully this will be a regular Monday recovery swim and hope to fit in another one on a Friday. Great stuff!