On Saturday we were attending a friends wedding in Somerset. The plan was to run and do my penultimate yoga class early doors on Saturday. On Sunday I would need to go to yoga before flying to Rome. Due to these factors it meant I would be driving back from the wedding late on Saturday night. I’m not sure I’ve ever been to a wedding and not really drunk before!
So on Saturday morning, baring in mind I had done 2 yoga classes the day before (including the intermediate one), I was back in the studio for an 08:30 start.
The class itself was alright. The normal issue of working out in the morning where my body isn’t delighted by the idea, but I got through it.
I ran a quick little 1Km before jumping in the shower and heading to the wedding.
The journey to the wedding I started becoming really irritable. Maybe it was knowing I would be unable to really enjoy myself as I’d have to leave early, but also I realised that I’ve been a bit flaky with taking my antidepressants recently. A couple of days I’ll forget and then feel irritable and remember I need to take them, although I was now sitting in a car, and didn’t have any with me.
The wedding itself was stunning and it was a real joy to be there.
At the wedding breakfast I sat next to a guy who was doing dry January. We chatted about his motivation to do so and he said he would be interested in trying a different thing each month this year like a month of vegan eating, a month of exercising every day etc. So I told him about R.E.D and doing yoga everyday.
Later in the meal he asked why I kept getting different meals to everyone else and I told him I am a vegan and he asked loads of advice about how he could try to cut down his animal products.
Then we got talking about Vipassana, the silent meditation. He wanted to try it but had some reservations and I was able to let him know about my experience of Vipassana a few years ago.
It felt really good to have someone asking questions about why I have been making these life changes and to have someone legitimately interested in my advice. He said Inhad really inspired him to try and if that isn’t he best feeling in the world then I don’t know what is!
I left the wedding around 10pm and made my way back to London, getting into bed just before 1am. The thought of my final yoga class of this challenge on Sunday was pretty exciting!