I have never been more happy to practice yoga than tonight. After the Sunday marathon, I was seriously starting to wonder if I’d ever be able to move my body in any coordinated way. Ah, impatience! It’s only been 48 hours and already I’m yearning to move my body in an athletic way. So be it. It’s in my bones and there’s nothing I can do about it. But, truth be told, I am still quite sore, especially the quads. I have heard about this kind of post-marathon soreness but never experienced it. It’s not all that fun! Especially when you see people running and you wonder how you’ll ever get up the strength and flexibility to run again.
I practiced for about an hour. It was slow going but honestly, it was 100 times better than I expected. I modified a bit, but all in all, I had a regular practice albeit a bit slow. I think I’ll continue with this until Saturday with a few brisk walks in between. I am excited to be attending a benefit yoga class on Saturday (see www. omgal.com for details). It will be my first group yoga class in months and one taught by a very good friend and teacher colleague of mine. I figure by Saturday I’ll be even more healed and ready for more strenuous movement.
I want to take some time to acknowledge all the well-wishes sent by family and friends both before and after the race. I was really supported by so many of you and you all have commented to me on how you’re enjoying the blog. I’ve had some questions from people inquiring about the fate of said blog: if it’s intention was to be a training tool for my marathon training, what will become of it now that the race is over? Well, fear not my reader friends. I have been working behind the scenes at one URL that will provide you with my website and blog in one space, condensed into an easy-to-read format and full of interesting resource information about yoga and running. I haven’t had the time to devote to setting it up but now that I’m not training, it should be a piece of cake!
I look forward to continuing to share with all of you and thank you for all your support.
More details will follow soon!