I made it to yoga this morning. It was good, and then bad.
I had done everything right regarding eating and hydrating before class, and the standing series was pretty good. As we got towards the floor series I began to get a headache. I was practicing under the glass atrium and the brightness gave me photosensitivity. I spent most of the floor series on my back with my hands over my eyes. It was terrible.
I can’t deny that I was pretty pleased when the class ended.
I got in the shower and one of the regular yoginis at the studio said to me ‘Oh what a terrible class I had…..’ and I felt relieved that it wasn’t just me struggling through. I had a real sense that we are all in this together and I felt momentarily better about my situation.
Then she finished with; ‘……but then I looked over at you and realised my class wasn’t that bad!’
Ha ha ha. It really made me laugh!
My headache persisted all day. I had a 4.5 hour drive to Torbay and kept thinking on the drive how difficult it would be to get out for a run. As soon as I checked in I got into my running kit and headed out for a short loop found the local area. It was exactly 2Km, a really nice easy run.
My headache lifted.
I really do love running in new places, when I’m not constantly thinking about how much of a familiar route I have left to go. Rather just doing what feels in my body and mind and enjoying the sights.
Over the next month I am going to do more of that: head out occasionally without a plan, or a route and just run!
Today was a day of up and downs.
It is important to realised that despite how bad you feel there is going to be someone out there feeling worse than you. Unless you just so happen to be that person! Then at least you are helping others to appreciate their experience could be worse. Ha!
I’m heading to bed happy and excited to run here again in the morning.