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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Crosstrain Tuesday

This afternoon, I had planned on attending a yoga class offered at the college. The college regularly offers classes like this for faculty and staff, and not only are they free, but they also count as professional development credit for us. So, after I finished my grading (all done for the term!), I changed and then grabbed my yoga mat and water and headed off for the class...only to have no one else show up. Not even an instructor. I double checked that I had the room and time right, and I did, but no one else was there. Poop.

I wouldn't have minded so much except that my office is about 1/2 a mile from the building where the class was supposed to be held and it was 93 degrees out this afternoon. So, it was a mile's walk in that blistering heat for nothing. After getting back to my office, all sweaty and kinda pissed off, I called the office of professional development to tell them what had happened, and their answer? "Huh. That's weird. You sure you had the right location?" Yup.

It sucks that the first time a yoga class is scheduled for a time I can attend, no one shows, but perhaps in the fall I'll get another chance at it. In the meantime, I was dressed and ready for yoga but there was no yoga. So, I headed home and cleaned up this mess: And decided to unroll the yoga mat in the living room and do one of the yoga programs from On Demand. Of course, one of the reasons I don't like doing yoga at home is demonstrated here:
It starts small like the above -- just edging onto the mat, but it quickly dissolves into this:
And then I'm doing Down Dog with a dog who does the pose way better than I. I managed to shoo him away and convinced him that chewing on a bone was a better idea and then I got a 30 minute yoga flow in. It was a tough one, but man, it felt good and I really needed it.
So, too bad about missing the class on campus, but at least I found a way to make it work at home. Now, tonight, I'm planning on playing raquetball as long as those boys don't chicken out and cancel on me. Since I actually won two weeks ago, I heard that one of them was feeling a little "sick." Hope he mans up and we play.

13 comments:

Wes said...

Yea, my dogs insist on laying on my mat when I exercise at home too. I have no idea why they aren't more sensitive to my feelings :-)

Tell them boyz to HTFU and get back out there. Honor is at stake...

MCM Mama said...

LOL! My cat does that too - or one of the kids. Seems I never get to work out by myself unless I run. Glad you got your yoga in.

Stuart said...

Well that sucks!

Oh and that's not a mess...trust me!

Marlene said...

Sorry to hear the class didn't work out... good for you getting some crosstraining done at home.

teacherwoman said...

Bummer about the yoga class! I would have been so pissed, especially since you planned and was prepared to take it! grrr!

Kitzzy said...

Wow, can't believe no one showed up! Good for you for still getting it done. I wish I had that motivation today, but alas it has turned into a rest day. That's ok because I have a race Saturday so I can take it easy this week -- that's what I'll keep telling myself at least ;)

Firefly's Running said...

ROFL! Sounds like my dog too. She has to be right in my face as I do my yoga poses too.

ajh said...

Love the dog on the mat! Like my cat sleeping on my gym bag. They do take over.

Katie A. said...

I do the On Demand Yoga, too! I also always have a dog staring at me - sometimes it ruins my flow! Hahaha! Glad you made your workout happen anyway!
And I loved the pics of Nora at the beach - she is getting cuter and cuter every day!!!

Heather said...

Nice job getting that yoga in. Sophie acts a lot like your dog. :) I can't do yoga when she's awake anymore.

Andy said...

I have gotten away from doing cross training, I forgot how fun it was! I know that last year Patsy got me into "hot" yoga and that was fun.

Racquetball! Awsome, I have not played that for years. That was the PE I chose in college and had lots of fun with it.

RunningLaur said...

My puppy does the same thing every time I put out a towel or mat to stretch. Has to be right. in. the. middle.

N.D. said...

yoga and professional development sounds fantastic!