Quote from the Gloom:
As some dude named Eric Paskel once said, “Yoga is not about tightening your a** rear end. It’s about getting your head out of it.”
Great job to the men who showed up this morning with an open mind and endured whatever came out of Zin’s tailpipe (sorry Paper Jam; you apparently made a poor choice with mat placement). More specifically, this morning’s broga practice went something like this…
Moleskine (i.e., Spreadsheets from the Gloom)
Note to self: Include in the pre-workout Disclaimer: Prickle & Goo comes the morning after Taco Tuesday; space your mats accordingly.
Self-Progress: It has now been 75 days since I started with F3 here in Waxhaw. I love it. I started out doing one workout a week (as my body adapted) and have upped it quite a bit lately. Today was my 47th Post and my second Q. I have really enjoyed both the progress in my fitness and meeting so many great guys around the area. I even got to reunite with a former colleague this morning with Hot Yoga joining us in the gloom after being absent for a while.
I will be out of town for the next month or two visiting family out West, mostly in the Salt Lake City, UT area. It looks like they have a much smaller F3 group out there, so I’ll see what I can do to help them out. I’ll try to keep y’all posted.
Reflections: I had a couple of goals today: (1) Not bomb my first Q at Prickle & Goo and (2) prove that yoga can be a killer workout. The jury is still out on the first goal, but I think that there was plenty of sweating beyond just what the humidity brought.
One thing that I love about yoga is that it brings together flexibility, strength, and balance—all things that we need more of in our lives, both physically and metaphorically. And, it can be a killer workout. I remember EH’ing a coworker to come to a yoga class a few years ago. The dude was very fit with muscles to spare. After one yoga class he told me that he wasn’t going to be coming back because it was “just too hard”. To those doubters out there…the gauntlet has been thrown. We’ll see if you pick it up and challenge yourself with some broga.
Goodfella is on Q next week and he loves to channel his inner Tony Horton.