On Wednesday I was teaching a course in London so I had aspirations that I would get up for a run before work, then go to yoga in the evening.
Naturally this didn’t happen!
I was too tired to get up early enough to run so that was off the cards. I know I am trying to do a lot of things with yoga every day, intermittent fasting and running, but I haven’t run for 6 days and so the half marathon on 16th June is looking less and less likely. I think Steve and I will try and find a 10Km run instead.
In the evening I got to a 90 minute Bikram class. I’m not sure why but I practiced in the front row again, I think I just wanted to prove to myself that I can even if I don’t particularly like it.
It was a different teacher to the one I expected and I found the class hot and quite challenging; the postures felt really long.
I think part of the challenge of being in the front row is that you are meant to help lead the class, by practicing accurately and being the first in and the last out the postures. Hanging back in the middle and back rows over the last few years means I haven’t necessarily pushed myself as much as I tend to in the front row.
In the floor series the teacher complimented me on my practice, saying it was ‘very precise’. I am not naturally flexible so I make a real effort to be accurate in my postures so that my progress is based on a strong foundation rather than being out of alignment which can be physically damaging. So it was good to hear this feedback.
That was my 9th consecutive day of hot yoga and 10th day of intermittent fasting. I’m actually finding the fasting entirely manageable and the yoga challenge is good, it’s all about making time although it seems to be at the expense of running!