Steve and I have returned from our 1-week retreat to a Mexico beach. The hopes for the trip: to dose up on Vitamin D, rest up and maybe do a few cultural activities. Please recall (or read about it here) that I went on this same retreat one year ago, but didn’t bring along Steve. I had such a good time, and such a different time than … Continue reading Yoga Retreat 2: Press Reset
Well, I had a great post going about a daily yoga practice streak that had lasted 3 weeks, but the streak got broken. By a stomach virus/food poisoning experience over this past weekend. Darn! So, I’m going to take this opportunity to write a post of complaints, because sometimes releasing those thoughts is restorative, for me and maybe others. That’s as long as the primal scream doesn’t leave you … Continue reading Topsy-turvy
I’ve had chapped lips for 2 weeks. When last I did training for something big and athletic, my secret weapon was a deep-tissue massage every 5 weeks and a really tough weight training session, every Sunday. This time it’s getting comfortable with 5 runs per week – and organizing my runs so that I can get to a weekly yoga class and spend motoring time with fantastic … Continue reading Crunchy crooked forward what?
Kirtan is becoming a little less weird for me. It’s still strange enough that a) I don’t know that many people who practice it and b) I’m not inclined to attend an event that promises tons of it. But I caught myself singing one mantra in the shower, recently. Perhaps the shower is one thing, but bringing it into meditation practice, alone or in a room full … Continue reading A meditation advance
Voilà (at left) the magic that is Gardener’s Pie. There are some months when I reject an entire issue’s worth of Cooking Light recipes. In other issues, there are gems. From November’s issue came the one I cooked on Sunday afternoon after a long, slushy, muddy, exhausting (and so, very fun) trail run. What a reward! Here’s the recipe; note that it’s meatless, though not vegan. That bit of … Continue reading Meditations on meditation. Plus pies.
“Jillian Michaels’ BodySHRED class is coming to the Y!” So read the post for one my local Y locations, in Facebook. A few months ago there as a similar post for a class called “R.I.P.P.E.D.” I expect BodyREND, then BodyDETONATE to be on that schedule in the future. What is this love affair with masochism, with fitness marketing? Do we all need punishment? Does bleeding … Continue reading BodySMOOCHES