Monday, February 23, 2009

Jump to Conclusions Mat

You people sure like to rush off the deep end when I make ambiguous statements like I did Friday.

"Keeping quiet? Don't want to jinx it? OMG! Is Viper talking about his f'really real personal life?"

No. And, never.

I was close to logging 20 miles for the week for the first time this year. All I needed was a long run of eight miles.

Done. Now I'm talking about it. You can stop hyper-ventilating now.

And then there was the non-ambiguous statement about cat piss. Never did I mention tasting cat urine, only smelling it. A difference. There is one.

Are we all cleared up now? Good. Moving right along, then.

We have more snow. I ran in it. Eight miles with Martini on Sunday. I in my YakTrax and he, well, not.

This is how bad it was: Martini fell three times. I didn't fall once, but it felt really slick, what with all the rain that fell before the snow to create a nice bed of ice underfoot.

Also, I went to a yoga class that morning before the run.

It was pretty good. I am not someone who likes group activities. But I am someone with the opinion that one should attempt things he is not normally accustomed to liking. Because you never know until you try yadda yadda yadda.

The Yoga Lounge in nearby Hudson, Ohio, offers a free class to first-timers. (If it's free, it's for me.) It was a nice setting and the instructor was very welcoming and helpful. I was the only n00b in the class.

I am impressed with how challenging it was and with the dull ache that currently resides in a few of my muscles. And coupled with my long run, I felt pretty destroyed for the remainder of Sunday.

Prior to class I was waffling about my run. Outside it was snowing and in the low 20s. After yoga I felt loose and ready to fly.

I would go to yoga again, but it would depend on the cost.


Marcy said...

Really now? I'm impressed. I would never take you as someone to step into a yoga class.

Xenia said...

Ditto Marcy's comment.

Also, it wasn't everybody. It was me. I tried to create mass-hysteria amongst your readership and give you a headache. Sadly it looks like I achieved neither. Eh, there's always next time.

Ted said...

Whhhhhatttt ? You in Yoga class. Is this for real? I cannot picture you in Yoga class. I did almost fell off my chair.

More snow????

Say hi to my brother in Hudson!

Carolina John said...

i have to admit to enjoying yoga, but only from the privacy of the living room. netflix dvd's and namaste yoga on fit tv get the job done.

Roisin said...

I had a slippery long run on Saturday, so I feel your pain.

Can't say that I've ever tried yoga, but I used to be a dancer, so that kinda counts I think.

RazZDoodle said...

I've tried to do yoga via DVD. I'm with you on the cost of classes. I don't know if I'm doing it right, though. (story of my life)

Spike said...

Initially, thank you for the Office Space reference. Welcome to yoga, you want me to move my body how? Is that possible?

I love yoga, and it is my cross training every Monday. Don't pay; just keep taking the free class.

Blyfinn said...

Nice job with the 20 mile week. I have been in a Yoga class also. Four times really. ever time I was the only guy. Kind of why I have not been back.

Vanilla said...

I've always thought that Yoga was a woman's activity, like doing the dishes or stripping. You partaking of it does nothing to change my opinion.

Sun Runner said...

"That is the worst idea I've ever heard in my life, Tom."

Sun Runner said...

And you will get a nice view of my shoes after I trip you and retake the lead.

Oh, it is SO on, my friend.

I'd tell you to kiss my Michigan-loving ass but I'll be too far ahead for you to catch me. ;)

X-Country2 said...

Be honest- you just went to watch girls be all bendy in tight clothes.

tfh said...

Isn't yoga great? Personally, I would attribute your not falling during an icy room entirely to the balance you gained during yoga.

Jess said...

I hope you can find some yoga on the cheap so you can keep up with it!

Ms. V. said...

Yoga rocks.

Where the hell is Manny? 1 day until our first spring training game.