Friday, July 30, 2010

A Trip to the Zoo

Spousie & I went on a date to the Zoo last night. We were planning on leaving when we realized we hadn't seen the bear exhibit yet. We were close to it, so we headed to visit the bears before going home.

Two of the three bears were tussling. Not in a ferocious way, but one had the other pinned down, and it seemed reminicent of my brothers squabbling as I grew up.

I would love to see the hip joint of a bear. Any time I watch bears I am fascinated by how wide their back legs can rotate around. They might have a ball and socket joint like a humans, but a much wider range of motion. Think of all the funky yoga poses I could do with flexible hips like that.

Then again, I probably wouldn't be able to walk upright either!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I did the Fish pose today!

I started attending yoga classes a few months ago. It's something I've been interested in trying for a long time, and finally took the plunge once I found a Yoga studio nearby. I have really enjoyed it.

I usually attend twice a week, one Yin Yoga class, and a Hatha Yoga class. I like them both. This morning I went to the Hatha class, and we worked our way up to Fish pose. I had read about it in Yoga Journal, and was a bit, hmm. Well, I wasn't sure how it would work out for me. (I wasn't sure if I'd be able to do it.)

Yet I did it! I had the help of my instructor, as a spotter, and I did it! AND, I am interested in trying it again.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

12 year Anniversary & Yay Spain!

I watched the FIFA World Cup matches today, and was cheering for Spain (and Germany. Of course I'm happy with the outcomes).

I thought about why I was cheering Spain-because I lived in Spain for a year and a half, and love the Spainsh people. Oddly enough, I realized that today is my 12 year anniversary of returning from my Mission in Spain back to the United States.

Man, has a lot happened. Boy, have I changed and grown so much. Wow, is my life so different, and also, so much better.