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Reluctantly I approached my mat

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Yesterday felt so loooooong! I didn't sleep well the night before, I got to work to find the servers that should have come back up after a planned power outage hadn't, and when I was finally able to log in, my computer was hosed such that I couldn't reach my shared drive that housed my work folders and the ONE project I needed to complete yesterday. Then someone added a telcon to my calendar over the "Do Not Schedule" that marks the end of my day. I felt wrung out and discombobulated as I raced to make the train and start the commute home. I argued with myself the whole way over whether I would go to my yoga class, the first class of the session. It would have been so easy to flop on the couch with a glass of wine and search for a marathon of a favorite show.

When I walked in the door, though, I recalled the tasks that needed doing, so by the time I had taken the trash to the curb, loaded the towels in the washer, triaged the mail, and petted the cat, I felt energized enough to grab my mat and drive to class. I'm really glad I did. Once I started my warmup routine, I realized the kinks from the day were starting to release. And to add to the experience, our regular instructor, who I love, had car trouble and was replaced by the studio owner, who was my first instructor and also super. Her concentration on core was a pleasant change up to our normal class and was also energizing. I left the class relaxed and clear-headed, drove home, and prepared a healthy dinner. Much better ending to the day.
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