My nose is being positively ridiculous– it’s like there’s a sore? or something in there and if it gets irritated I’ll start sneezing and my nose will run and run. So what irritates it? Breathing. Welp. I can’t cut that out, but I can avoid heavy breathing, so no running this morning. (Sadface). However, it gives me time to pursue one of my other fitness goals, and I took my favorite yoga practice youtube video to the gym, which was a nice way to start my day.
I didn’t have the big room all to myself like I was hoping though– a coworker that I know was in there doing her own thing, playing John Denver. Err, not my favorite, but doable– I’m a big girl, I can share. I only had to suffer through a minute of Leavin’ On a Jet Plane in my shavasana, then she turned it off. Ahhh.
I studied piano for a long time as a kid, and I’m finally trying to get back into it– I have a digital piano ordered and arriving this week and I’ll have to make time to start practicing again. (It will be a long, slow road I’m sure; I haven’t played for nearly 10 years. And when I stopped I was fairly good at it, so it’ll be a long time before I’m back at that level.) I was talking to my mom on the phone and told her, "Just what I need, another hobby." And she replied, "Well, you’ll make time for it if it’s important to you; we have time for what we make time for." It’s true… so now I just have to sort out my priorities.
I was having similar thoughts recently about where I put yoga in my fitness practice– I would like to do it more, instead of using it as an ‘off day’ placeholder. As things stand, I’m spending 1-1.5 hours 5 times a week on exercise things– typically, running MWF and lifting TTh. This is a good schedule for me, and I’ve always liked keeping my weekends for rest. But that would be an excellent place to add some yoga… it’s either add it there or take away something else…