So now I'm confronted with another mystery - swim warm ups. Naturally, my in-town shopping selection is slim-to-none, so I'm trying to figure it out online. I tell you, this is harder than when I was trying to decipher running clothes - and also, with the warm ups, I'll only need one set (and may not even do the jacket as I'm afraid of looking too much like a matchy-matchy newb), so there is no room for error. I've already resigned my short-statured-self to the fact that I'll have to have the bottoms hemmed - yay, another $10 added to the price. (The life of being a shrimp - it's not cheap!) Anyway. I was waffling between the pants with zippers on the bottom so I could take them off over shoes, but just answered that question with the hemming deal. No zippers. Shoes? What do people wear to the pool? I have a pair of Crocs (I know, I know - but they are purple!) - maybe I'll just wear them and socks? (haha, Stacy and Clinton would LOVE this look...maybe my dream will come true and I'll get on their show finally!) I am so used to just whipping off my top layer of clothes and
In the grand scheme of things this isn't a huge deal, except that it is - if I'm too cold, my nice warm bed might prove too enticing to leave. So I need to prepare and make swimming continue to work for me, even in the middle of winter.
On the yoga front, I have to tell you that I'm feeling more and more muscle strength after every class. I'm continually amazed at what I can do - ME, who does not have the typical lithe yoga body. I guess yoga really can be for most people. Who knew?!? Anyway, I talked about doing the crow pose last week, and this week, I have pictures. Of me. DOING the crow pose. If I still sound shocked, well, it's because I AM. Seriously...this is one of those "I'm never going to get that" poses - and yet, I am getting it.
Here's me and Carmen, who is the Saturday morning instructor, practicing the crow pose.
I didn't even need to use my yoga-block-security-blanket!!!
Practicing this pose is addicting - I kept trying over and over. The next day? I realized how much of an ab workout I got...plus when I went to wash my hair, I could barely raise my arms. But it's all good. Yoga makes me feel strong and powerful - so glad I found this class!