Friday 3/18/2011 - No Run (long run tomorrow; 13 miles)
The hot yoga session I had yesterday did WONDERS for me. Not only was I able to (almost) completely zone out mentally, but the the extreme sweat session I had and the physicality of it all just ... well it just helped.
While I have been keeping up with my running, I hadn't been to hot yoga in 2 weeks. I havent missed that much since I started back in October. I think I went a week once.
In addition to all of that it allowed me to have my first night of blissful sleep. I remember only once having a dream and that was after the alarm had gone off and I had dozed back off. There was nothing that I recall occuring in the night as I know I never woke up.
And now for the really exciting part! Something I have been working on/towards for a few weeks now and while I had indeed managed to 'get into' a toe stand position a couple of times now, I had not managed to 'get out' of it without falling over!!!
For those that do not know what a 'toe stand' is, here are a couple of photos:
The follow picture shows the beginning of the pose (also known as tree pose)
I almost peed myself yesterday when I was actually able to get back up, as I said, without falling over onto the floor!
And now for something that I found to make me smile today....