Mayday

I can’t believe that it’s already May. It’s off to a great start. Yesterday’s 5K was a lot of fun. The weather could not have been more perfect. In the end I went with my heart and just ran it for the enjoyment of running a race for a good cause with great friends. And you know what? I didn’t do so bad after all. My chip time was 29:14. Not too shabby after working all night!

Posing before Derrill’s Race
Run Aimee Run!

Anyone who knows me knows how much I loathe looking at photos of myself much less sharing them with others. As a sort of unwritten New Year’s resolution I have been making more of an attempt to be photographed and also share those photos. I could pick on a million aspects of the above photo, but what I should see is a strong, beautiful woman who is doing something she never imagined herself doing.

I woke up this morning with absolutely no desire to run or go to the gym. I have been dying to try a yoga class and I knew that today was the day. There is a local studio that I’ve looked into before. A quick google and I pulled up their website. All the stars seemed to be aligned for my first official yoga class. There was a beginners class at 9:15 which fit perfectly into my morning since Carlos is in school from 7:50 to 11. Then I looked in my wallet and there was exactly $14 which is what a walk-in class costs. I never have cash on me so to have the exact amount seemed like fate to me.

Since I had about an hour to kill before class I went for a leisurely walk around the college. It was a beautiful spring morning. Here are some of the sights along the way.

Brown horse
Spotted horse
Daffodils and a dock
Sunlight over the water

I was nervous about yoga, but I was welcomed and put at ease immediately. The class was called Embodyoga which is described as “fluid and evolving system of discovery that incorporated much of the best of popular systems of yoga today with revolutionary investigation into inner workings and relationships of body and mind that has been developed through more than 30 years of insight and study by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and the School For Body-Mind Centering.”

It was a perfect first class. It was challenging, but moved at a pace that allowed me to understand the poses and movements. The instructor was kind, patient and knowledgeable. I will definitely be going back.

The break from running was delightful. Tomorrow I will begin half marathon training.

2 thoughts on “Mayday

    1. Thanks Courtney. I’ll be running the Old Sandwich Road Half Marathon in Plymouth, MA on June 5. I am looking forward to traveling somewhere new for a race. We are making a family weekend out of it. Congratulations on your marathon success. I loved your story.

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