If you noticed I haven’t been posting as much this week, that is because I’m on a mini vacation with my family in Cape Cod. My brother’s family flew in from LA on Tuesday night and I drove down with my sister and her family yesterday. When it rains on the Cape, there is a subtle calmness in the air that let’s you just sit back and relax so that is exactly what we did yesterday when a thunderstorm passed through.
I was lucky to avoid most of the rain as it started towards the last mile of my run. My marathon schedule called for a 20 minute warm up, 30 minute tempo run and 20 minute cool down. Typically my cool down is around a 10 minute mile but I had a rather quick finish to avoid ruining my cell phone! In total, I ran 7.4 miles. I actually love running in light rain during the summer and at the end, it felt perfect. Too bad my music source is a delicate lady.
Thursdays are usually reserved for strength training but I decided to visit Power Yoga of Cape Cod instead for the first time at 9:30am.
I was surprised at how full the class was for a 9:30 am class on a Thursday. The teacher was super friendly and taught a great sequence. Her name was Mary Katherine and she did a great job. I did not expect the room to be slightly heated but it felt good, made me super sweaty. The flow was a simple vinyasa sequence that helped stretch my tight hips but challenging enough to make me want to come back! I was worried about Cape Cod yoga since it has an older population that it would be an easy, beginner class but Mary Katherine gave advanced options as well as modifications throughout.
My drop in rate was $17, but they do have a one week unlimited newbie special. I brought my own mat, but I think you can use theirs for free if you need to. They also sold Kombucha and other beverages in the studio as well as mediation books and other yogi beach reads.
Afterwards I went to the Organic Market in Dennisport. I have heard good things and it did not disappoint. I got a purely green juice, with lemon and ginger. It was delicious even missing an apple or pear. I also got a little to go salad of Vegan Caesar Kale salad and kombucha on tap that was under $3 for 16 ounces. You can get an entire jug for $11, which I regret not buying.
Mary Katherine ended class with a little story written by a woman named Portia Nelson, that I wanted to re-share with you guys.
The title is, Chapters of my Life:
Chapter 1: I walked down the sidewalk and fell into a deep hole. I couldn’t get out and I couldn’t figure out why. It wasn’t my fault. It took a long time to get out.
Chapter 2: I walked down the sidewalk and fell into the same hole again. I couldn’t understand. It wasn’t my fault. I really had to struggle to get out.
Chapter 3: I walked down the same sidewalk and fell into the same hole again. This time I understood why and it was my fault. This time it was easier to get out.
Chapter 4: I walked down the sidewalk and saw the same big hole. I walked around it. I didn’t fall into that hole.
Chapter 5: I chose another sidewalk.
This yoga proverb resonated with me and I hope it resonates with some of you as well. I may not discuss my personal struggles on the blog, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. I’m enjoying my little vacation time with some time away from social media because it’s important to do, even if it is your job. Until next week…