Health, Life

Well, here we are at Day 6 of the 30 Day Challenge.

I have gone to yoga 7 times in the last 6 days. Only 23 more to go! HA. HA. HA.

On Friday I did my first “double” – went at noon, took a break, then went back again at 4:30. It really wasn’t as physically rough as I thought it would be, as I paced myself all day long, taking many breaks and not pushing myself as hard as normal. Psychologically I was a little off, but no emotional breakdowns, so success!

I won’t lie, today I’m feeling the newness and excitement wear off. I am anxious because I’m exhausted and things feel like they’re getting harder.¬†Ryan and I are headed out to Austin in the middle of the month for vacation, so I need to fit 3 more doubles in to complete the challenge. Somehow it’s gonna happen. Just not going to think about it too much.

In other news, the Bike Thief has struck again! A month or so ago, in the indoor courtyard at yoga where we park our bikes, the Bike Thief stole Ryan’s handlebars and my back light holder. Ryan fixed his handlebars, this time adding in ball bearings so the bars would be unstealable. Last night the Bike Thief tried to steal his handlebars again, and when that didn’t work out, they took his back brakes! And then today the Bike Thief stole 2 seats from bikes parked in the courtyard. I saw one of the victims trudging down to the bike shop with her seatless bike today… Depressing!

Not sure what to do about the Bicycle Thief, but definitely walking to class whenever I can. :/


Health, Life

Doing the Bikram Challenge


Arda-Chandrasana with Pada-Hastasana

Well it’s really happening! Ryan and I bought a 60 day unlimited pass for the Bikram Challenge at our yoga studio. Normally I think these things are nuts, but Ryan got really close to making it happen last month. I’m feeling inspired by him-so I think I’m going to do it! Why the hell not? Here are the details:

  • Go to yoga 30 times in 30 days or 60 times in 60 days
  • You can skip days by going twice in one day but not three times in one day (I heard stories of one teacher doing 8 classes in one day- that’s the stuff of legend.)
  • If you make it, you get a t-shirt. But more than that, after 30/60 days you will either be blown out or zenned out, physically and emotionally. Can’t wait!

It is my belief that you are more likely to accomplish goals if you have a clear vision, so here is what I want:

  • I would like to do the 30 Day Challenge
  • I would like to lose a couple pounds (not that I need to, it just seems like it would be weird if I DIDN’T after all of that)
  • I would like to go a little crazy
  • I want a little less pain in my left shoulder, knees, and right toes
  • I would like to get really great at locust pose

I will be updating my progress on this blog, so do check back! I predict tears and self doubt by next Monday!


Going in Circles

On President’s Day Ryan and I biked around San Francisco. Literally! Here’s our route!

We were pooped by the time we made it to the Mission, but we decided to go to Bikram afterwards anyways.