On Monday I went to Sunrise Yoga for the first time. It starts at 5:45am, and I guess during the summer [although technically it is still summer] the sun does rise during class, but not anymore. We are officially at sunrise after 7:00am. Anyway…back to yoga. The last time I did yoga was in Huanchaco library with Corinna as the leader, Emily, Emilee, Cameron, and a few others at the class. It was great. Yoga was at 6p. It lasted about an hour, and then we all went out afterwards. Good times. This class, while similar to Corinna’s, seems much more difficult. Maybe my mind is not just into it. After all, it is at 5:45am in the morning. I just think the whole ‘think about your intention…think about what your body needs’ is a bit hokey. Maybe I am not cut out for yoga. I like the stretching, and doing push-ups. I think it is a really good workout. I know my muscles are more sore today than they are after lifting weights or riding the bike.
I went swimming after yoga…100m kicking and then 800m of actual swimming. 4 laps of each of the 4 strokes 2 times. I am getting so much better. Swimming class is over–at least for me–there is one more class on Thursday, but I have to work. I think I might sign up for part 2 which is swimming techniquein order to perfect my stroke. I realize I suck at the breaststoke. I really like the butterfly. It is hard-a real challenge, but I like it. I am so much better at freestyle. I still need to work on a few things mainly breathing every 3rd stroke instead of every 4th. Breathing on every 3rd stoke allows me to see both sides of the pool while breathing on every 4th on lets me see only one side.
Today is my last real day off. August has been great [for the most part]. I have work some [not too much] and I have exercised a lot. I feel really good. Tomorrow I start a 5 day stretch of work, and after that MCAT studying. I am either taking the test in January or March. March will allow me to submit the application for the fee waiver–which is awesome. It reduces the fee to $85 from $210 which is a lot more affordable.
Last day of freedom. I will enjoy it as much as possible. Let’s hope the weather cooperates.