Sunday, October 18, 2009

Stretchy Paradise

This picture cracks me up - I look like Medusa.

Hawaii was a blast - the race, the post-race fun, the beach time, friends. It was great. I'm back on the mainland now, but my feet haven't come back down to earth. Therefore, my posts for the next few days are still going to revolve around the Big Island.







I went to stretchy class (yoga) today to try to undo some of the tightness I inflicted on myself all year. It may take more than one class to fix this. I'll try to stick with it and continue doing my best not to laugh at the ashanta-yamasnte-chatirungas that are chanted during my class. I completely respect the seriousness of yoga chanting, I think I just don't really understand how it fits in with my desire to stretch out my tight leg muscles...

20 comments:

Chloe said...

LOVE the pictures!!

I love and respect yoga as well - but some of the things they do make me giggle. :) It's hard for me to keep the grin off of my face sometimes!

D said...

I might have to ban your blog for the next few days then :P

hahahaha the chanting is EXACTLY why I don't take yoga. I'm that asshole in the back of the class giggling :)

FLATOUT JIM said...

I can read about your trip to KONA all day long.

You are the Ironman Sam Malone to my Ironman Norm and Cliffy!

Jen said...

Great pics!

Running and living said...

Love the pics. As far as yoga goes, I prefer the non chanting classes, but I actually don't take any...

Mama Simmons said...

I think it's so cool that you stayed on the Big Island for a while after the race and really enjoyed it. The BI is awesome but it's hard to enjoy it fully when you're fully focused on an upcoming race, ya know?
Hope the stretching is working!

t-odd said...

I was going to make some comment about the "medusa" picture and being "turned to stone" but I decided not to as I don't have many friends and I don't need to scare those that I do have away.

Keep the Kona pics coming. I will say that I hate them, but I am just envious and I love Hawaii.

Teresa said...

I envy you that you can take yoga...makes me nauseus, makes me sick...just like on the Queen K. Love the fun you had on the BI. Excited for more fun photos.

tn

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

I want to congratulate you again on a kick ass race. I was kind of joking around in one of the posts about giving Bree a run for her money. Obviously, you must have taken me seriously.
Have a great week.

Meg Runs said...

HA! I kind of fake along with the chanting because I don't really see how it fits in either but the stretching feels soooo good!
Keep the pictures coming...it's my vicarious vacation!

Jill Costantino said...

I have a hard time with yoga too and the chanting just makes it that much harder. Love the Big Island pics keep them coming:)

Kiet said...

You'll get used to it, and then one day, you'll actually try and sing along. And then you hold a note too long or sing a word at the wrong time and everybody else will hear and just like that, you go back to keeping your mouth shut. Oh, this is my story. Namaste.

ADC said...

I need to go to Yoga too. Uh, love the relaxing bit at the end. Keep posting the photos - I LOVE them. Can't wait to see you and Steven in March - woo hoo!!!

Snakebite said...

Hey, Medusa! Nice pictures!

Ordinarylife said...

The pictures are stunning! I don't mind at all if you keep them coming.

Trishie said...

Great photos !

Beth said...

I'm loving the HI photos - please continue!! And good luck with stretchy class. I'm with you - I just can't help but laugh when I'm in yoga and when I try REALLY hard not to laugh and be serious, then I laugh even more! :)

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

I can so visualize you giggling in yoga class!

Captain Hairdo said...

I didn't know Medusa was so athletic and hot!

Krystin said...

Charisa! come to yoga with me at 24 hour fitness! i need a yoga buddy! :D u feel so good afterward.