Archive for the ‘5K Ass’ Category

Dec

3

Woe is me.

7:40 pm · category: 5K Ass

The only thing I’ve managed to keep down for more than four hours is water and scrambled eggs.  I’m sleeping an average of 16 hours a day.  I shake all the time. Occasionally, I talk out of my head.

Am I the only person on the planet who gets DTs when she quits smoking?

Nov

2

Watch Out, Monkey. Here I Come!

10:33 pm · category: 5K Ass, NaBloPoMo, Yogi Me at Yoga You

I am completely, totally, and utterly wiped out after spending my weekend at a yoga workshop that kicked every single square inch of my ass — as well as the rest of my body.

The yoga studio where I practice brought in the incomparable Meg Byerlein, an Anusara instructor with shitloads of experience and expertise.  Saturday’s instruction included a combined 5.5 hours of asana that focused on backbends, hip openers, forward bends, and twists.  Today’s morning Ayurveda session was absolutely fascinating and insightful; however, I learned that I should consume many of the things I love most (namely, vinegar and garlic) in extreme moderation.  (Honestly, I’m not sure I’m willing to do that.  What will I do without my homemade kimchi?)  We finished today off with some incredible stretches and a couple of bends and inversions.

This is the part of the post where I’m totally going to brag on myself.  I mentioned a couple of months ago that my ultimate yoga goal is to be able to do monkey pose.  And while I did not manage (nor did I even attempt) that particular pose during this workshop, I managed to do Feathered Peacock two times!  I was so excited the first time that I actually squealed and yelled for everybody to look at me.  (Bad form, I know.  But I was so surprised and needed confirmation that I was actually doing it!)  I also did handstand twice — albeit with wall support.  (I’m neither brave nor strong enough to do it otherwise — yet, anyway.)

Another highlight of the weekend is that Ms. Byerlein stayed at my house rather than at a hotel.  So while we were both rather exhausted throughout the weekend, it was nice to have company — as well as a calming, serene presence — in the house.

In related news, I’m taking a cue from the incomparable Miss Vicki and adding another NaMo to my BloPo effort.  Specifically, I’ve committed myself to a minimum of 30 minutes of asana yoga practice every day for the month of November.  I typically attend classes Monday through Thursday, and I do a little something (emphasis on “little”) on the weekends.  But for the month of November I’m shooting for at least a half hour on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well.  This will likely be more difficult than posting.  While I lurve yoga, it’s more difficult for me to remain focused and intentional when I practice alone rather than with others.

Note:  I just noticed that my posts are showing up with the wrong date and time.  While I’d like to blame this on the end of Daylight Saving Time, it’s probably because my WordPress account is set up for another time zone.  I, of course, have no idea how to change this without imploding Miss Vicki’s careful work.  I’ve edited the time and date to reflect the accurate time/date stamp information for yesterday’s and today’s posts. I promise I’m not lying; after all, there’s no way I was awake after midnight Saturday because I was dead to the world after the yoga workshop.

Aug

6

5K Ass: Weeks 6 and 7

12:19 am · category: 5K Ass

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There will be no 5K Ass updates for weeks six and seven, as I am totally off the wagon and am not hopping back on until this coming Sunday (09.14.08). Weekly updates will return on Friday, September 19, 2008.