21 July, 2014

Being told what to do

Today was vinyasa with Michel.

I was very grateful that my first class back in Seattle was with Michel. I knew that it would be challenging being back in the heated studio again, and doing a much longer class than what I have been doing on my own. But what I had neglected to consider was how difficult it would be having someone telling me what to do, and when to do it. I've really become used to calling my own shots. And it was hard finding that Rag Doll was not as long as I wanted it to be. The flow was just a little faster than my natural rhythm. It's nothing that is really that earth-shattering. But it was more obvious after having this month of being the boss. The heat and humidity did get to me a bit, but I don't think that I was actually physically incapable today. I just reached a point of resistance, probably around the 1 hour mark, where I pretty much didn't want to do anything else that she said. I know when I am being resistant, because it usually happens during the floor part of the class, when the intensity has already been reduced, but I still find myself unwilling to do the poses. I guess you could say that I granted myself permission to take this early check-out.

So, I am back now.

I dunno. Not a whole lot else to say today.

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