|Here she is, licking her brother Sylvester's ear.|
Notice transparent tongue.
As I was doing pushups, my lovely and very trusting cat, Sierra, came on the mat, lied down underneath me on her back hoping for a tummy rub. She looked into my eyes, cats do that sometimes, wondering why I was not complying with her wishes while I was praying that I would not collapse onto her. I am so not ready for one arm pushups but I managed 25 pushups without squashing her. Then there was time to do sit-ups. I as I was lowering my back onto the mat, I felt something soft, something perfect to rest on. Sierra is still alive. See how well I control my sit-ups?
I am thinking of starting a new relationship or to be more precise, rekindling an old one. I have my needs and my local hills cannot always fulfill them. I am not thinking of abandoning them, I won't even tell them about the affair, but I will be having regular get togethers with a treadmill. Don't get me wrong, I love my hills, we get along pretty well but in order to get the kind of a workout I need I would have to drive pretty far. Treadmills can give me a long and steep incline that will satisfy my training desires. So I am thinking that if I sneak out of the house before the sun goes up and meet with Treadmill at least once a week, my hills won't even notice.
|This is the ultimate love affair I am|
Another affair I have to confess to is with Yin Yoga. I love Bikram Yoga but lately I discovered Yin Yoga, which is a series of very long held stretching poses. I did not write about my knee because... I was too embarrassed. I slipped some time ago and whacked the inside of my knee. I could walk, even run, albeit slowly but lifting my leg high or making deep squats was very painful. I decided to deal with this without a doc because it was improving up to a point but then it just kept on bugging me. After a long Yin Yoga session I noticed there was NO more pain in the knee. The next day the pain returned but it was not as intense. Guess I'll be signing up for more Yin Yoga classes. Again, I will not just dump Bikram, it will have to share me with Yin.
Not really about training:
Do you ever think you just want to run away from home? Even if only for a couple of days? Well, that is what I am thinking of now. No little note on the bed drama but I think I need some time away without having to think of what's next on the calendar. At first I was thinking of maybe going to San Francisco (totally not like me) but then I started contemplating a short solo backpacking excursion. Now being an adult that I think I am, I am looking at my calendar desperately trying to figure out how I can schedule that escape. Ah, to be a kid again...
|Spring is definitely here and we haven't had winter yet|