Even though Mary Jarvis says the Bikram Yoga room stinks because you leave all your stuff in it, please, no Dutch Oven in the hot room! It's already hot and smelly... in a good way. - kind of like breast milk poop. I used to love that from my babies - I know I'll regret that little giveaway in the morning. But not this one:
$40 gift certificate to CSN stores. Read to the end for details.
So I went to Bikram Yoga yesterday with my hurt right butt cheek. I was hesitant because of my bottom but hungry for that sweat and push and focus. I told my instructor I was nursing a hamstring/piriformis injury and she said "Okay, take it easy." Another student said: "She should whip you if you don't step up." Like "Who do you think you are?" - better make sure the instructor doesn't think you are slacking. " How silly am I? What does she care about my hindquarters?
Everything. Apparently. Each word Briah uttered resonated with me and though I was tender with my ham I progressed in almost every pose. Probably because I wasn't full-throttle and wanting to outdo myself and my neighbor in class. I had a challenge to consider and everything else settled like the butterfly on my (patio) bush. Though I was one-sided in triangle and standing head to knee, my full locust was the bomb.
AHA! Thank you God, Allah, Jesus, Shiva, the Universe, Love and my ass! I feel better. (That's my huge moment.)
Here comes contest for the giveaway...
1. Comment (1 entry)
2. Send me your latest AHA! moment from training. (Ex.: a PR on a recreational run. Got your head to your knee, did backbend down a wall, got out of bed without limping) I want good news baby! - (1 entry).
3. Keep us all real. Send me one little confession (clean and comfortable) - You love the smell of gasoline (I do!). You must line labels evenly. You eat cookie dough, run the water while in the restroom. Something that makes you go hmmm.
4. Send a little good energy into the world to someone/something that needs it. Like my friend Beth who's traveling to run with Dean in just 2 hours. Go Beth! Or to your sister in gratitude. Or to your parents in heaven because you'll forever be stunned you got them even for a short time. How did I get so lucky? (Quiet entry as many as you like, tell me about or don't but JUST DO IT!)
Winner announced August 25! Everybody needs a little Dutch Oven.