First Yoga, and A Wipeout with Scraped Knee
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Yesterday I went to Yoga for the first time. Not too bad! I was a little awkward in my transitions, but I was able to work through it. My triceps are incredibly weak, so I need to work more on that. My instructor is actually going on vacation for a month, so someone else will be leading the class next time. I will definitely go back. My muscles were sore from days of cycling, walking/jogging, and strength training, so I enjoyed the stretching. I think it did me some good!
On Wednesday, I'm taking another class that is called "Stress Relief Yoga". I can definitely use some of that!
My cat has a cold and a snotty nose. It's not like I can give her any medicine for it, so I took her to the vet. She doesn't have a fever, so the vet just gave me instructions on how to clean her nose, and we'll see if she's doing better at the end of the week.
I took my bike out for a ride this morning. I wanted to get some miles in before the rain later this afternoon. I took a minor wipeout, which took me by surprise. I've ridden this trail dozens of times and never had any problems. I hit a patch of loose gravel and slid into the dirt. I've got minor scratches on my knee, but nothing too bad. I rinsed it off with my water bottle, then continued my ride. I'm not sure if it had shaken my confidence because I slipped about 3 more times after that (without taking a tumble, fortunately). It's not like I'm a rough rider rock hopping or anything. Just an off day riding, I guess. I got home and cleaned the wound with soap and peroxide.
The rest of today will be taking it easy. I'm working from home, so I have reminders to stand up, walk and stretch periodically.