And . . . I GOT A BIKE TRAINER!! Well, I don't have it yet, but it should be delivered next week. I got the Kinetic by Kurt Rock 'N Roll trainer. What I love about this trainer is while it is still considered "stationary" (not like rollers) it rocks back and forth to simulate the feeling of being out on the road. I can't wait for it to come.
On my birthday I headed over to the gym assuming the spin class would be at 9:15, however, when I got there I saw that spinning was at 9:15 only on M,W,F. There was a yoga class going on though so I figured, eh, it was my birthday, I wanted a more "relaxing" workout. So here is my thing with yoga - I LOVE yoga but I am not good at the breathing part of it. I can't just "let myself go and follow my breath." If anything that is when my mind starts running a mile a minute. The other thing is I go so sporadically that I don't feel like I ever really reap the benefits that yoga has to offer. I really hope that once my life becomes normal again I can go at least once a week. That being said I have added another goal for 2010 - to hold Crow Pose for at least 30 seconds (see below).
I wanted to post a pic of my current version of "crow" but I can't seem to figure out how to work the timer on my camera so when Kevin comes home I will have him take it of me. I really think this is something I can master with a little more arm strength. I was able to hit up spinning on Wednesday and I wore my PowerBalanceBand so I can give you a review of how I think it affected my performance. I also did yoga without it on Tuesday so I will wear it to yoga next time so I can compare.
Are you a yogi? What is your favorite pose? Any you wish you could do?
I really wish I could do "standing bow" but I think "crow" might be a better starting point. :)