Couldn’t hold my seat for shit this morning, and 22-minutes was pure agony. I was twitchy and, yes tarot cards, unfocused. My spine was screaming for yoga. But I realized when I got downstairs to practice I have a damned good reason for not hopping to in the mornings. It’s been cool in PDX, and the temps drop more at night than they do in NYC – much bigger variable. This time of year the downstairs is several to ten degrees cooler. It was 66 when I started, but I think that was a high reading, as I’d just brought my thermometer & it takes it a few minutes to reset. Therefore I should always do at least 20-min of HIIT first, whether my feet are sore or I feel like it or not.
It’s SO much harder to jazz up the body in a cold and empty room. I added back in more hand standing to try to warm up. It helped a tiny bit, but not much. That 108 average heart rate does not lie.
In the old days, what I’d do to inspire myself would be one or more of the following: buy some new equipment to challenge myself, like heavier or more varied weights; try out some new classes somewhere to get some company for a change of pace; buy a Beach Body program or some new clothes.
The cards said I need to “let go”. Sure, sure… I try not to dwell. At least I did my stuff. Going to see a movie later with C so that should perk me up.
- Primary+ to Kapo B, time = 1:17:50
- Back bending intervals (15/30), time = 15:00
- Back bending (just wheel to stand, 3 drop backs & 1 tick today)