Monday, July 9, 2012

I have been converted -Namaste -

Hi peeps

Well summer has finally arrived in Vancouver thankfully - I was about to put the place up for sale and move if this went on for much longer.

I know I live on the "wet" coast and that from November to May it rains - I get it.  I am even okay with the moody May and June but last month was over the top and then when it was pouring on July 1 and 2 my meltdown became official - but mother nature must have felt the collective freak-out and turned it around and we have for at least the next 2 weeks summer.

So in my ongoing recovery - fyi don't ever tear a muscle - it takes forever to heal -  we thought  I might have reinjured it.  Fortunately after meeting with the specialist all is well and I can keep moving forward in my very gradual return to running and cycling.

However he suggested that Yoga may be something I would want to do.  BAHAHAHAHAHA  - I tried a yoga class once - hated it.  Nope not doing Yoga.   I have avoided doing yoga for 12 years and been just fine thank you very much.  Where am I supposed to fit it in?!?!  Plus have you seen how much it costs - it is just stretching for crying out loud - I can stretch for free at home.  I don't but I can.....

Well it was like all my healthcare team texted each other and said talk to her about yoga.  Every darn appointment it was mentioned - Yoga would help you in your recovery.  Fine - I will get my mat out and pull out the DVD - if I can find it and prove them wrong.

Well my mat is still in the cupboard and the DVD - is actually holding up an edge of the printer so I can't move it right now.  But yet the voices kept at me - YOGAAAAAA - yeesh fine - i reached out to my Facebook peeps and found a studio that was offering a deal $20 for 1 week unlimited yoga.  Ah ha - perfect - I will yoga my @ss off for a week and show everyone that it does not help and then they will all shut up.

Well the week is almost over and it pains me to say I have been enjoying myself and I think it is helping.... Really my leg and hip feel much better and I actually did a "trail" run yesterday for 25 min with no ill effects.

So yesterday after Yoga I actually signed up for 12 more weeks!  I KNOW I have been converted.  I figure I can put it into the rotation at least once a week and maybe even 2x a week.

The final clincher was this morning at physio - my physio said what has changed and I told him I started doing Yoga so he would stop harassing me about it and he said well it is working because I don't think you need to come in again!  YEE HAAAA

Yep I am converted.

Namaste peeps Namaste