The Boca Raton Community Center offers yoga on the beach, but the best part about it is that the first class is free! Seeing as I love the beach and I love yoga, I decided that this was a brilliant match made in heaven. Boy was I wrong! Did I mention that I hate hate hate sand? Because I do. It was very hard to find my center when all I could think for the first half of class was, “Balance…sand…hearts center….sand everywhere…focus…downward dog…sand….ugh!” Eventually I just gave in and realized that I was going to be incredibly sandy. Overall it was actually a great experience and very relaxing with the sunset and the ocean in the background. Note to self: Bring bigger towel. Less sand then.
After all that drama (OK, maybe not drama, but did I mention how much I hate sand? Because I do.), I almost convinced myself that I didn’t need to run. Yoga was working out right? Maybe if I want to do a yoga marathon (which is an intriguing idea….). So I dutifully went out and did my 2.5 mile run. My right quad isn’t entirely happy with me though, but I did look ultra cute in my new running capris that were my reward from yesterday 🙂
This is for anyone else that is running or wanting to run. New strategy that I tried out today. Pick an object on the horizon and focus everything you have on that object. Literally leave no room for any other thoughts (like “oh dear goodness if I don’t stop running right now I am actually going to die”). Then when you near that spot, pick a new spot on the horizon. If done right, this will work for about two consecutive miles before a break is needed. I’ll let you know if I can get past two miles. I’m thinking that it may be like meditation and you have to build on it?