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Stretched and Ready for My 10k | Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon: Team Myles

Stretched and Ready for My 10k

Trying to get the most out of this program, I wanted to use up some of the resources we have.

Yoga was never something I thought I’d like. I feel like I have too much going on in my head to find some quasi inner peace and quiet my mind. Physically, I despise core work outs, so another minus. On top of that, I hate sweating too much in public, with people to see.

So when we were told we would have the opportunity to try out a few lessons of Yoga as part of the Team Myles training I thought “well thats something I’ll never use”. Then when I realized it was Moksha yoga, hot yoga, I kind of laughed. More sweat, greaatttt.

Coach Jeanette got me out to my first class a month or two ago. It was a Moksha 60 + Yin Flow class. It was brutal. Even Jeanette thought so. The instructor was great, but the class was way too advanced. My mat became a slip and slide, and I looked like I had been on splash mountain 3 times by the end. Lets just say it scared me off.

Then a few weeks ago I saw Nole and Terra post about going to a class after hills. I knew they had been a few times, and were enjoying it, so they must know the right classes, let me go and see what they like about it. It was a Moksha 60 Flow class. The place was packed, we were sardines in a can, and this was again an advanced class (well at least I think it had to be). I kind of laughed my way through the class, apologies, but I laugh when I’m nervous. “Now flow into the downward facing dog, jump forward to the top of your mat and then do a back handspring into a twisted tuck at 50mph” at least that’s what I thought I was hearing/attempting to do.

I think the big sign from of both classes, that I missed, was when I arrived to both the instructors each said “are you ready for this”. I thought they were just being friendly as they knew it was my first and second time. But I think what they ment to say was “this is an advanced class, are you ready for how hard it is going to be” haha. Now I know, no Flow classes.

So third times a charm, this week I thought I’d give it another go so I signed up for 3 morning Moksha 60 classes. Nole and Terra joined some of them. They were great! They weren’t easy, by no means, but by the third I started to actually enjoy each motion and practice. I could see my improvements. I went to the third one sore, but left relaxed and ready for the day. I’m kind of getting use to how sweaty I get, but not so use to how often I have to do laundry.

Didn’t expect to be coming out of this liking Yoga, but I can see it happening! I’m even contemplating their unlimited summer pass, and I’ve even been telling other people about it! I’m hooked I guess.

With the help of Moksha Halifax, I’m stretched and ready for my 10k on Sunday!

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