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Change of training plans…

The “Beast from the East” snow storm, whilst not as bad as expected, has played havoc with my Couch-to-5K training schedule. We don’t have much snow, but it’s enough to make the paths very slippery. Add to the mix, the bitter windchills, and it could be a recipe for disaster. I don’t want to end up in hospital with a broken wrist or torn ankle tendons.

For my own safety, I hereby give myself permission to stay indoors.

I don’t own a treadmill so I’ve replaced running with core training and plenty of yoga stretches. Lunges, squats, vertical crunches, downward dog, pyramid … you get the picture.

I made a cool discovery. All the extra yoga means I can now fold over, palms flat to the floor, and kiss my own knees. Weird huh? Still, it’s a good indicator of increasing flexibility.

It just goes to show you are never to old to improve your body strength and flexibility.

Have a lovely Tuesday everyone. Stay warm if you’re in the grip of the Beast.

Cath xx

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Yoga and the importance of appropriate support!

Today I was planning to write about the Money & Finances section of my life blueprint. However, recent events are way more interesting.

Today I joined an online yoga site and decided I wanted to learn to do the moon salutation. Normally I would change into my yoga kit, even though I’m at home and nobody can see me. Impatient to start something new, I shrugged off my outer layers, keeping decent by retaining my vest (Granny Weatherwax would be so proud).

As the course started, I became aware of the rising crescent moon from my bedroom window. How timely. Grinning like a Cheshire Cat, I moved through the first sequence of positions. I was having a wonderful time, right up to the point where I was totally bent over, butt in the air, feeling quite smug about how much flexibility I still have. And then I encountered a support issue. The more folded over I was, the more my boobs got in the way. Oh heck! I was not wearing my sports bra! My ‘round ‘em up’ bra only works when I’m in the upright position. It was not designed to withstand inversion. Not only was I holding the pose, I was inadvertently holding my breath due to lack of an open airway.

My sense of humour at this ridiculous situation got the better of me. Collapsing to the mat, not due to asphyxiation but the giggles, l lay helpless with laughter, the crescent moon shining down on my folly.

It only goes to show you, that while yoga may look very gentle and graceful, you still need to wear the appropriate support!

Have a great weekend everyone xx