I was highly tempted to go running this morning but I have been feeling a little under the weather, fighting a sore throat (which is always an indicator that I am about to get a nasty flu), and so I refrained and instead drank a few giant cups of herbal tea, wore a scarf, and dressed extra warm for uni because the air-con in there is out of control.
I don’t remember how I survived -30 degrees Celsius in Saskatchewan…
And on an AWESOME note, my incredibly smart sis is graduating today! Double degree in law and science, her brain is scary huge. I am so proud of her, it was definitely a lot of work and now it is time to celebrate that!!! I wish I could be in NZ celebrating with you hun, but I am thinking of you and we will make up for it next time I’m in NZ! I’m thinking with another incredible road trip, getting lost like last time = compulsory 😉
In other slightly less awesome but still pretty cool news ( 😉 ), the below biscuit is what got me through my three hour class today. Visualizing that bad boy worked for half the class and reliving the eating of it worked for the second half.
After class bestie and I went back to the yoga studio (we are still on our two week trial but I have only been once because of my work/uni schedule clashing with it). Vinyasa baby. The hardest pose ever for me:
The class was definitely the most physically challenging one I have done in a while, it had a zillion balance poses in it which just about destroyed both my ankles (and by destroyed I mean made them stronger after spraining them a thousand times).
It was definitely a good ego yoga class for me- when wobbling like crazy in every single balance pose I kept having the urge to let the teacher know I had sprained my ankle two months ago….ummmm not necessary and simply me wanting to make myself look better/like less of a balancing fail. Not really the point of yoga 😉 I refrained and it was a great practice and a good reminder of being careful not to get caught up in competitiveness during asana practice.
After class tea at the yoga studio:
And chips while waiting for the train on the way home to refuel (although bestie wouldn’t let me have any cos apparently she thinks they are not good for a sore throat but I think she just didn’t want to share 😉 ):
What is the coldest place you have ever been? – Minus 50 degrees celsius with windchill in Saskatchewan, Canada. Ouch.
How do you fend off a cold? Have you ever heard of chips being bad for a sore throat? Please side with me and not my bestie 😉 My methods for avoiding a cold = wearing a scarf, drinking tea, eating healthy food… please give me some more specific tips 😉
Do you feel competitive during yoga practice? How do you deal with it?