Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend 😀 This will be a quick little sweet post!
In my head I am still 24 years old! However, my body is 38 FO real. I would like to think that if I had to be evaluated, a sports med doctor would say my body is truly about 28 years old. (slip the doc $50 and call it a day ;))
Annnnnnyways…. I have been sustaining minor injuries from over use and improper warm up. I know better but hey when you feel good you feel good and you push your body a little harder. Enter in shin splints in my right shin, a slightly pulled muscle in my right quad and a still sensitive sprained left ankle. What the HECK dude?!?! I am a competitive person. Especially with myself. So I was chillaxing at home and wondering what the heck I was going to do for cardio and strength training while giving my lower body a rest from high impact cardio. Ugh…I can’t tell you the last time I have been to the rock gym! Totally depressed about that one…with my ankle still being sore and sensitive I cannot jump down from bouldering problems.
So I decided to pull out my yoga mat and do more than just the normal routine of awesome stretches.
It has been a while since I have attended an actual yoga class on a regular basis. I used to go all the time when I lived in Southern California. In L.A. you could go to a yoga class pretty much anytime of day, even midnight. I loved it! Now that I am back in Ohio it is a little harder as the studios are more spread out, the schedules aren’t really that conducive and the variety of yoga just isn’t there. Well not as much as SoCal. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and YouTube the crap out of online yoga! Benefits? Free and I can do it in my own home. Sounds pretty good to me. Except I get bored at home and generally dislike working out at home. And since I am problem solver..hahaha…I took my mat outdoors. I would say 4 out of 7 mornings you can find me at a local beach or grassy park running through various yoga poses.
I feel so much stronger than I did a week ago! Especially in my shoulders which are a tough spot for me to train. Before I head out the door I look up new poses and/or poses for what body parts I am struggling with. It is so easy to do and the benefits are amazing. I know I am walking taller and straighter too! Now I just need another yoga mat. One for indoors and one for outdoors.
As I was driving home from work this evening (Sunday as I am writing this) I was flipping through the stations on the radio and Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ came on. I was totally dancing, singing and rocking out on the highway home. After it was over I found it playing on ANOTHER station. I mean the universe wanted an encore of my first performance right?!?!?!!! I gladly obliged and rocked out aaagain! I didn’t care who watching me as the passed me by. I was having too much fun! I almost forgot to mention how AWESOME SAUCE I sounded!!! Move over Steve Perry!!!
Peace out til next time and namaste dudes!
“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow