I've had some exciting firsts this week I wanted to share with y'all. First...a quick little update on my little hip situation.
I went to the doctor today. I seem to be healing as expected, but am nowhere close to a full recovery right now. Running is still in the far horizon. I'm still to use crutches for the next 4 weeks, and he wants me to start physical therapy twice a week. So I do PT twice a week for the next month, and then have a recheck and go from there. I've been given a little freedom to start working out a bit more, within limits, so I'm doing a little (crutching) happy dance!
Now my firsts:
I did my very first yoga class last night. It was amazing. I recently joined a new gym, and they have a ton of classes that you can attend that are included in your membership. Score. I've been wanting to do a yoga class for ages but never want to pay the pricey fees for the classes. So last night I worked up the courage and went to one. The class I attended:
Ashtanga Yoga-a sequenced yoga practice which utilizes breath, poster, and movement to cleanse, stretch, and strength the body and mind. It is a powerful and strenuous routine which will leave your body totally revitalized.
I must be honest, I was nervous as crap before I went in. I started seeing Lululemon-clas girls walking through the locker room, and I almost psyched myself out. But I decided to just man up and do it. I of course took a spot in the back corner of the room mostly so people couldn't see me, but also so I could watch other people in case I got lost.
In the end, I loved the class. I definitely felt like a newbie and didn't know all the poses and whatever, but I felt great afterwards. I have to watch my leg and be careful doing certain things, but I was mostly able to keep up. Bonus-it is a heated room, so I was pouring sweat. Double win.
My other first is tonight I did a spin class. Hanna over at bouffe e bambini started raving out them, as she started doing them after a shin injury. Reading what she wrote made me want to try it, and I'm so glad I did. I definitely have to modify it to fit my hip at the moment, but I loved the class. Hip was sore afterwards, but I felt like it was worth it. Not as great as running, but still a good sweat.
Back to my happy dance for being active again. Wee.
Juneathon starts tomorrow! Who's ready?!
(of course tomorrow may be the one day I don't get a work out in. I have a crazy day scheduled. But I'm going to try my hardest. Just being honest.)