Thursday, August 16, 2007

I suck at yoga …

but the lovely and stick-thin Patricia Walden assures me that with practice, practice, practice I will, one day, be able to do this:

Yeah, right.

I will, however, maintain a positive mental attitude about it and maybe schedule some plastic surgery in the meantime. My lovely lady lumps get in the way when I do forward bends; if I got rid of them I could certainly bend better and I'd probably lose a few pounds, too!

Hmmmm. Gives weight-loss surgery a whole new meaning, doesn't it? Heh.

Every yoga class I've experienced, whether in person or on DVD, has been led by flat-chested women with six-pack abs. They have no idea what we lumpy Rubenesque women go through when instructed to 'gently lean forward and wrap your hands around your toes.'

I was more body-conscious yesterday, more aware of how I moved and carried myself. That's what I love about yoga. Even practicing sucky poses, I get the benefit of better posture and more graceful carriage.

Moving on … it appears that Mr. Shrinking Knitter has found a home for the stray dog, who has certainly made herself at home here in the Middle of Nowhere. One of his co-workers has agreed to adopt her. We're keeping her this weekend and then Monday she gets to meet her new family.

Today's run is a five-mile speed drill – run like hell for two miles with a half-mile recovery jog after each. Plus warm-up and cooldown miles. I'm still at the "I can barely jog a continuous mile" stage of training, so I'm not promising anything, to you or to myself. I'll be happy to do five miles and still breathe somewhat normally.

5 comments:

ws said...

the hatred for speedwork seems universal. If I could do 1/4 mile or 1/2 mile intervals I might not be so bitter towards them, but full mile intervals are just grueling. hope your run went well.

Shauna said...

lady lumps! mwahaha :)

debbi i wish i could take you to my yoga class... my teacher has lady lumps AND a belly and she can bend like nobody's business. every week when i am completely hopeless at every move she just encourages me to keep going and i start to think maybe yoga IS for mortals too :)

hope the run goes okay today!

Mary Gee said...

As a statuesque person with double D "lady lumps" I think I am going to skip yoga. Thanks for your research!

Sam said...

I love to hear about your training. My neighbors, sometimes running partners and one time marathoners- tried to get me to train for a marathon. I wasn't brave enough.
Thanks for the great bloggin!!
Sam

M@rla said...

I've heard of yoga specifically for plus-sized people, and I can see why that would be important!