It’s been so long since I’ve logged in here, that I actually forgot my password. But seriously, folks, I finally made it to class. It’s been three-and-a-half months since The Shit Show, and every week I would postpone going to class for one reason or another – most of it was simply fear of getting dizzy again. It actually took a long time (at least 6 of those weeks) for the dizziness to fully go away. And by then I was just out of the habit.
But I did it! I wasn’t even sure I’d go until the last possible minute. For those who regularly practice, this’ll be funny: It’s been so long since I practiced that I thought Head To Knee came after Half Moon. Boy was I dreaming…
So… class. It wasn’t that bad! I mean, I was sweating bullets like a newbie, and I’ve been super sore, but that’s about it. My Half Moon backbend was surprisingly deep. I got the balance right away on 2nd part of Awkward. Eagle can still bite my ass. Head to Knee was awful – I could hardly stand on one leg. Standing Bow wasn’t too shabby… even saw my foot over my head for five seconds. I sat out Triangle. And the one after. Rallied for two sets of Tree and then collapsed on the floor. I did only one set of the floor series… I was BEAT.
My mental discipline is gone, too, because once I got on the floor, all sorts of personal things started flooding in. Stupid thoughts. I can’t wait to get back to the point where my brain shuts off and there’s only the posture.
I had hoped I’d go back for the Sunday 4pm class, but I slept in until (gasp!) 1pm on Sunday and couldn’t get myself motivated enough to go. I just hobbled around my apartment for the rest of the night.
Fingers crossed for next week. Missed you guys! Need to go catch up on your blogs now.