The pose of the night was bhujapidasana. This requires quite a bit of hip, core, and lower back warm up and opening. Of course arm strength and balance once in the pose. Heidi got us all warmed up and then demonstrated the pose, all I could think was, wow, we were really going to be pretzels tonight!
|Bjujapidasana - Shoulder Pressing Balance|
Pretty cool, eh?
After a quick trip to the grocery store and a protracted process of trying to figure out how to get AT the bottle of Jameson in its fancy schmancy box I did get to settle in and enjoy this fine whiskey. Ahhhh... Nice end to the work week and a welcome to the weekend.
For whatever reason, perhaps a dog's foot in my face? or another dog insisting on sharing my pillow AND snoring (I can deal with the pillow sharing, the snoring, not so much)? or the cloudy, gray, raw day? Getting out of bed was not a priority and not pleasant. Eventually it had to happen.
My facebook post this a.m. was "Smith woke up grouchy, now she is going for a run maybe that will help? Blargh"
I did run and I did feel better. Maybe it was just getting up. Maybe it was just getting out. Maybe it was just doing something. Maybe it was the random play list. I flipped the shuffle on shuffle and was given this play list:
|Captured after the fact! So cool!! Yes the weirdest things make me smile.|
Somehow each song helped me reflect on the last week and lightened my mood. Starting with The Cars telling me "Let's Go" to the Paper Birds "Lost Boys" helping me up that first hill ending with Kid Rock reminding me summer will be here before I know it. I really focused on just running and moving forward.
"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent." -- Victor Hugo
"Without music, life would be an error." -- Friedrich NietszcheHow does, or does music influence you? What are some of the songs that get you out of a funk? What are some of the songs on your play list?
|Spikes were where I had to wait for traffic lights. Not to shabby for a grouch!|
Beth, a bit less grouchy!