Well summer has finally arrived in Vancouver thankfully - I was about to put the place up for sale and move if this went on for much longer.
I know I live on the "wet" coast and that from November to May it rains - I get it. I am even okay with the moody May and June but last month was over the top and then when it was pouring on July 1 and 2 my meltdown became official - but mother nature must have felt the collective freak-out and turned it around and we have for at least the next 2 weeks summer.
So in my ongoing recovery - fyi don't ever tear a muscle - it takes forever to heal - we thought I might have reinjured it. Fortunately after meeting with the specialist all is well and I can keep moving forward in my very gradual return to running and cycling.
However he suggested that Yoga may be something I would want to do. BAHAHAHAHAHA - I tried a yoga class once - hated it. Nope not doing Yoga. I have avoided doing yoga for 12 years and been just fine thank you very much. Where am I supposed to fit it in?!?! Plus have you seen how much it costs - it is just stretching for crying out loud - I can stretch for free at home. I don't but I can.....
Well it was like all my healthcare team texted each other and said talk to her about yoga. Every darn appointment it was mentioned - Yoga would help you in your recovery. Fine - I will get my mat out and pull out the DVD - if I can find it and prove them wrong.
Well my mat is still in the cupboard and the DVD - is actually holding up an edge of the printer so I can't move it right now. But yet the voices kept at me - YOGAAAAAA - yeesh fine - i reached out to my Facebook peeps and found a studio that was offering a deal $20 for 1 week unlimited yoga. Ah ha - perfect - I will yoga my @ss off for a week and show everyone that it does not help and then they will all shut up.
Well the week is almost over and it pains me to say I have been enjoying myself and I think it is helping.... Really my leg and hip feel much better and I actually did a "trail" run yesterday for 25 min with no ill effects.
So yesterday after Yoga I actually signed up for 12 more weeks! I KNOW I have been converted. I figure I can put it into the rotation at least once a week and maybe even 2x a week.
The final clincher was this morning at physio - my physio said what has changed and I told him I started doing Yoga so he would stop harassing me about it and he said well it is working because I don't think you need to come in again! YEE HAAAA
Yep I am converted.
Namaste peeps Namaste