A long ways back, child’s pose was a “rest pose” and the rest of the poses were hard work. These days, I’m finding so much joy in taking on new stuff. Arm balances, though requiring much arm strength, offer a nice break from working the legs so much. Especially while I ramp up rather quickly for a trail run that snuck up on me.
So after making my glutes angry with a lunchtime workout of hill repeats, my post run stretching moved to a little play. I found my sense of joy in eka pada koundinyasana.
All was good until I returned to upright. That was when the quadricep of my right leg decided to knot up with a what-the-heck-was-that inquiry. The message was clear, it was time to return to the office and refuel my body.
Later in the evening, my body enjoyed some deeper stretching in a Yin and Restorative class.
I’ve got that 25k trail run in less than 2 weeks and much work to prepare for the rugged terrain ahead. I’ve got a 16 miler planned for this weekend and high hopes that my body will take it on with grace and a whole lot of amusement.