The Adventures of Now

exploring the mix of fun, fitness & health…as a diabetic


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Yoga : 5/23

I was a few minutes late to yoga this morning but it’s usually a class that starts late and ends late. Of course not today. I was able to sneak in to a spot but instead of the normal few beginning moments of breathing & discussion the class was already in motion. And I was a step behind. 

Not only did I feel out of synch but they were doing lunges … my bruised knee was not a fan. Not of crow which followed either. 

Maybe it’s because it was an off practice for me, but even the teacher, who I normally love was unsettling. Because I hadn’t had a chance to settle on to the mat and get into the flow her instructions came across as pushy. 

Not to mention the sweat! I knew I was going to make use of my towel when I was already suffering from the humidity from my apartment. At first I thought it was just me struggling, though I could collectively hear the class struggling. While the guy next to me seemed as cool as a cucumber, I noticed a guy a few mats down dripping and the girl next to me with a soaked shirt. I then realized that I wasn’t the only one slightly suffering.

Sometimes a yoga class is going to suck. Sometimes the class will be over (though it feels like forever) before you ever get in sync and you’ll walk away with no deep lesson, no freeing thought, no opening movement. Sometimes you leave just knowing that there will be another class (maybe same time, same teacher, just a different day) that will bring you back. 


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Gym: 5/22

Treadmill
Time: 25min + 1(?)m cool down
Intervals: new treadmill – says I was doing 8.5 w. avg speed of. 7.8 #lies wasn’t even at a jog at 5 … Guessing more like 6.5 
Intensity: felt light & speed but tried to keep conversational
Distance: said 3.25 @ 8.5 – took a few min to start running so guessing just around 3 miles

Injuries: very faint hip

3 #plankaday for 1m each

Bailed on strength training (shocking) bc stressed for time but made sure to stretch.


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Gym: 5/21

Elliptical
Time: 30m + 5m cool down
Intervals: 5min/5levels
Intensity: sweaty & strong

Bike:
Time: 10m + 3m cool down
Intervals: level 10 
Intensity: casual

2 #plankaday 1m each

Injuries: no pain! Not even knee cap

* pumped up by Rock My Run “Back in the Day” mix – gotta love when Spice Girls, Chumbawamba & BSB surprise you during your workout


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3/25: Yoga

made a deal with myself : must go to yoga if I wanted to go for my long run. 

Finally made it to a 12:30 class near my apartment. 

My first time having to register … calling at 12 probably wasn’t the smartest.

I was 7th on the waitlist  – we all made it. 

Only to discover it was a teacher I had taken at a different location a few times and finally stopped going after not enjoying the class. 

But I was there & I needed it. She did do a lot of hip openers and even some new-to-me poses but I was still unhappy with her habit of loudly pointing out adjustments, awkward commentary and instructions. 

Plus there was no music. It’s harder for me to stay focused on the mat without music.