Thursday, September 29, 2011

Here I thought yoga would be easy

I did not sleep well at all on Tuesday night, no idea why. Eventually I gave up trying, and got out of bed to read for a while. At midnight almost exactly an ambulance with lights flashing pulls up in front of the house. They peer at me, then pull forward in front of my neighbour's house. Ok.

A minute later a fire truck with it's lights flashing pulls up behind the ambulance. Now I'm getting a bit freaked out. I can hear Linda snoring so I know she hasn't called anyone. They hop out of their truck and walk up my neighbour's driveway. I poke my nose out and sniff for smoke, and check the one window that looks out on their house. All seems fine.

I still nothing but figure the neighbour's wife must have had a problem or something. She can't speak any English, so if it had been him on the floor, the cops would have come too, given that they would have had no idea what was going on. Unless there is a Cantonese speaker at 911. I keep on reading and eventually they go away. Eventually I go to bed, and still don't really sleep.

So by the time yoga class comes around, I'm really dragging my tail. Our instructor had been in an auto collision earlier in the day. Some inattentive dimwit drove into the back of her car. I don't know if they were on a cell phone or not. So she was feeling a little beat up, and we were encouraging her to do a class working on breathing. Preferably while lying down. She didn't go for it. The class was a bit of a workout in fact, and I discovered something new.

It used to be when I bent over to touch my toes I didn't get very far. Prior to 2008 I could count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I touched my toes with straight knees. Now it's pretty routine, though I have to ease into it. Last night we were doing a chest to leg thingie, and suddenly I found that my tummy sort of tucked itself in, and my abs could pull my chest closer to my leg, to the point my ribs were touching my quads. That is a first!

Another, unhappier first, is to find out a little while ago that a friend of mine is in the hospital, in a coma. LM was in a "bike accident" a couple weeks ago. They took her off the ventilator earlier this week, and have moved her out of ICU. So she must be better, but her injuries must have been serious to be there in the first place. I'd done a search through the local news shortly after, looking for news of a bike car collision (I can't call them accidents anymore) but didn't find anything. It seems that this year has been a bad one for bike injuries, or maybe I'm more tuned to it. I'm getting more and more nervous about the short chunk of 37 st I have to ride on to get to 22X. Drive and ride safe!

We are currently shopping around for a new furnace, and spoke to the first of three people tonight. What fun! Anyone have any experience with replacing a furnace that they would care to share?

The taper is going well. I like tapering, contrary to what most bloggers say. Maybe that means I don't peak hard enough. Weather is looking nice for the weekend, and I'm looking forward to the run.


  1. Are you saying you are flexible?! I am not. Never have been.

    Hasn't caused too many problems in the bedroom yet...;)

  2. Call Kris, we had to replace our furnace when we first moved into our current place. But that was 8 years ago.


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