Another great yoga class! This time I wore cropped pants to keep my legs from getting too wet and brought a towel to put down. That was much better! I liked this instructor too, and the class was just as flexible and fun. We went through the usual flow: vinyasas, twists, balancing posts, abs, floor posts and the cool down ones. I bought a 10-class pass to get me through the summer. Luckily they offer student rates. I wish I could afford to go once a week, but I think I’ll have to stick with every other week. Today’s class was kind of empty, and I actually prefer to be crammed in – there’s more energy!
Not so good news for my thumb: it hurt really bad today during down dog. I asked the instructor about it and she showed me the correct positioning – which I am mostly doing – but the problem is it HURTS to push through the ball of my hand and knuckles. It feels better to do it wrong. The pain is in my thumb web and is related to my pointer finger and thumb of my right hand. She suggested folding my mat over and also using my fist sometimes too. I’ll probably modify in my next class.
After class Kelsey and I showered in the two stalls they have and put on our picnic clothes. I also grabbed an organic pear and hot tea (complimentary!) before we left. I’m saving the pear for tomorrow’s breakfast because we are all out of fruit!
We went to Latta Park and set up lunch. My smoothie held me over well for yoga – but who thinks about food when they’re sweating buckets! (Well, actually I do sometimes, but I didn’t today 😉 ) But by 11:45 I was READY to eat!!
I made a Curried Salmon Salad. Just a can of wild salmon (from Costco) with chopped bell pepper, pickle and jalapeno with a heaping tsp of curry powder, 1 tbsp olive oil mayo, 1 tsp mustard and a pinch of salt. Served on Flax Oat Bran from Great Harvest –
Kelsey brought a little container of bean salad she made from her sprout hummus of yesterday –
She also brought snap peas and cantaloupe and I added a few kashis –
Munch munch. This lunch didn’t fill me up very well. I think I need more water from too much sweating!
Too bad for me: I HAVE to mow the lawn today!! Our grass is so long and Matt is working all day and I am not, so it’s me or go through this long vacation weekend with super long grass. I totally don’t want to, but I suppose it’s good exercise.
But what if Gilbert the Garden Snake is out there!?!?!