A dear friend of mine is two weeks away from opening her own studio and because I can't get kicked in the head for a while she has challanged me to take ten lessons and see what I think. I say challanged because as far as she is concerned yoga is king and everything else is the cap doffing village folk. Naturally I feel the same way about kickboxing.
We have often had furious debates over our chosen sports. She will come up with devastingly simple yet annoying sound bites like 'a long muscle is a strong muscle' and so on, which I will counter using the patented fatmammycat family snort of derision (FFSD).
'Snffft' I will say, 'what a load of hooey, a muscle is a muscle is a muscle, your long muscles would last two minutes in my kickboxing class.'
To which she- quite rightly- would reply, using her patened nose tilted to sun(NTTS) look, all the better to look down it at me. 'Hah,' she will say, 'and you wouldn't last two minutes in my Yoga class.
Them's fighting words! ( you know, if there was nobody else around, chances are the world would fade to black and there would only be she and me standing in a spotlight, we would then engage in some strange pre-ordained contest, she would flex and bend and hold weird and painful poses and for me a kick bag would appear mysteriously from no where which I would pummel forty shades of shite out of. We would do it long into the night until one of us broke, then wake and find it was all a dream, except my knucles are all swollen and her back is killing her. I would never admit this secret to anyone, and I suspect she wouldn't either and you lot better keep quiet about it too.)
Usually-after more sniffting and hahing- we engage in a 'my dad is bigger than your dad' sort of thing until other folk roll their eyes with their patented don't these two idiots ever get tired of this stupid argument(DTTI) and move away and we start to feel sheepish.
Isn't that always the way though?
Anyhoo, we do a lot of core strenghtening in my normal class, so I'm rather hoping I won't snap clean in half in her class, but does anyone know anything about yoga that might be useful to me in the mean time? I've got about two weeks left before she gets her hands on me.
OH, and on another note, see how early this was posted? Up and about, no sleeping tablets last night, it was fantastic right up to 4:20 AM when I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep for ages. Cold turkey, not so good, but I shall keep at it until I wean myself off them.
OH 2, Annie, if your reading this, I"m going to a very good restaurant for lunch, if it is as good as it ususally is I'll recommend it, not expensive, but very good food.
Other than that it's Friday and it's sunny! Yay!