Did you think I skipped day 10? Nooo. I skipped the run, and the blog, but I did do about an hour of pretty intense yoga last night. Looooong stretching. Negative: I got a headache during shavasana. I think its because I did a headstand. Bad yogi, that should not have happened. Besides the one time I did yoga with The Kahuna on Day 4, my sessions during this challenge have been all self-led. Though I have confidence in my yoga knowledge, I still think it would be better to follow an instructor. Any DVD suggestions? Anyway, I slept well. I’ve been sleeping well every night actually. Yesterday morning I woke up feeling like I had just slept a week. A good feeling, let me tell you.
- My friends and family think I’m super cool
- I feel great
- I’m accomplishing things I didn’t think I could
- I always have something to do when there’s nothing to do (nothing to do, by the way, is a figment of our imagination, or lack there of)
Speaking of accomplishments, I added another .20 my run! Total for today, 3.31. Woohoo! It wasn’t easy. And I didn’t do it first thing in the morning which I think made it harder. I woke up, did a few things, had some breakfast, did a few more things, and then took my run. Once again, I got a right side cramp and was so much more out of breath than on my other runs. I’m convinced the cramp is because I was still digesting solid food. Not sure about the lung capacity. Maybe the afternoon air quality is different, I don’t know. But I did it, despite all the setbacks, and I feel good now that I’m resting.
I was going to take this down-time to complain about something that keeps happening to me this week. I had this whole rant planned and I was gonna ask why and make accusations and all this other unnecessary diatribe. But I’m not gonna do it and I’ll tell you why. A patient of The Healing Sanctuary, who is always sharing with me the most fascinating information, made me some flashcards of the principles made in How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. I’m taking on one each week in hopes that I will be one day be the most popular person in the world. Not really, but I’m definitely hoping to improve my social skills. This week’s flashcard…Never condemn, criticize or complain. So…no rant. We’ll all better off. I’ll leave you with that as today’s meditation. I’m off to make sense of the boxes we STILL haven’t unpacked. We are terrible movers. Happy Friday!