Yesterday morning Molly and I set out for our last run together before we embark on the 26.2-mile international jog throughout Buffalo, New York and Niagra Falls.
Since we were only running eight miles, we considered pushing our run back until 8:30 or 9 a.m., but we had post-run plans…
…to get our yoga on.
We were in an open field, in the heart of the city. It was a crisp morning, but between the heat of the sun and my body temperature rising from the workout, a few minutes in, I was too warm and focused to notice the breeze.
One instructor led us through several poses, and afterward another lady led us through a meditation. Afterward, local vendors provided fruit and baked bread smeared with diffferent homemade jams.
I wish this was more than just an annual event!
Later in the day I set out with one crucial, important goal in mind: to take a nap. I even downloaded three different meditative apps to get my usually wired, anxious self in the zone.
This one was my favorite.
Let’s just say I’m glad these apps were free. I spent approximately 90 minutes tossing and turning in my bed before waving the white flag. I spent about half the time harnessing my inner toddler and listening to a white noise app and the other half listening to a lady recite relaxing phrases about waterfalls and misty streams.
Unfortunately, I proved yet again that I’m just not cut out for the whole napping thing.
How preschoolers across the nation have mastered the art of this American pastime, while I, a 24-year-old, who can jump 2,000+ times on a pogo stick cannot, I’ll never know.
I’m fairly certain it’s the eighth wonder of the world.
Question: Did any parks near you host a Yoga Your City Event? Are you a good napper?!