Thursday, 5 May 2016

Return of the Jedi

Re reading some of my posts from my less responsible days makes me quite nostalgic. I realise how quickly and easily time and events run away with life and one is pm caught up living it that one forgets to take stock, look back, remember and be inspired by what was good and be reminded of what's good now.

I've just read a previous post about a return to yoga after a long break. I've just repeated that return after 5 years and some life changing events. It is comforting and reassuring to read that the process of returning to a strenuous form of exercise was the same then as it is now.  Perhaps I haven't lost as much in the fitness and flexibility stakes as I thought I had. I am however, undoubtedly 5 years older. It's a positive that I am not in denial about that!

My return to yoga was a re baptism of fire. Having done almost nothing one would specifically label as "exercise" since 2011 I went for a power yoga class with KBK. It was full on. She takes no prisoners! While I don't pretend to have managed the whole class without a wobble or even a collapse or two I was pleasantly surprised and very encouraged by how much I did manage.  I can't do these things half heartedly. I have to give it my all. Every so often during those 90 minutes I had to remind myself of the possibility of injury given my lack of practice and my tendency to try too hard. There are bits that hurt and four classes down the line I've realised they aren't going to stop hurting any time soon.

Nevertheless, it's good to be back in the game.

My life these days...

I read something today which said:

Life as an adult is mainly about Googling how to do stuff and feeling tired.

That about sums it up. For today at least.

Monday, 25 January 2016

No climbing for a while now...

It has been a while since I last donned climbing shoes and a harness but it is my full intention to do so again as soon as I can.  Two small ones take up all my time and are both frustrating and adorable, entertaining and exhausting.  Watching them learn to take care of themselves, do very simple things,is fascinating and for now, my needs have to take second place.  The time I give them now will set them up for the rest of their lives.  There is time yet to play the role model on a wall, and that too is something I think is important. For now, let's get outside when we can, when they are long, and not worry too much about loss of fitness and finger strength. I admit people who seem to be a ble to wrap the children up and bundle them along on any climbing trip.  My children are not willing and on four years of disrupted sleep,I don't have the will to persist.

This is just to keep the blog going.i will come back to that too.please blogger don't delete  it!