Flash forward to last year and I decided to try yoga again. It was after I showed up for an early morning Spin class where I was the only member. This was at the beginning of my exercise program and my first time in a full spin class. The trainer had all her focus on me and wouldn't let me cheat with light brakes. I almost had a heart attack that day. She guilted me into staying for yoga and I entered with trepid heart remembering Yee's moves and the fact that I was already a sweaty quivering mess. But this wasn't power yoga it was nice peaceful, stretching yoga and I entered into a newfound respect for it. No disrespect for Mr. Well Endowed Yee - we probably just started off with the wrong set of DVD's.
Today was a great example of how much I love it. For 45 minutes I didn't think about work or my wishes for a snow day (which magically came true during class). I just stretched and breathed and was happy to be there. It was a great stretch through my hip flexors which really need it. I hope to keep this on my Friday schedule and possibly on Wednesday nights too.No long run this weekend because of the snow. The rec center will stayed closed tomorrow but if it opens on Sunday I'll go for another elliptical and weight workout.