Last night I think I was in hell - seriously - it was hot enough! Alyssa and I went to Amazing Yoga. Now when you think of yoga, don't you think of nice and relaxing poses - possibly by a cabana on the beach at some relaxing spa somewhere? Not Amazing Yoga - there it's 90+ degrees, in a crowded room where you're about a foot away from the person next to you, on the 2nd floor of a building on Carson Street. And for those not familiar with Carson Street it's where a lot of bars are located - so it's busy, crowded and noisy. I especially liked the revving of motorcycles while we were trying to focus on our breathing.
Anyway the instructor - Michelle - was really nice, but she totally kicks your butt. The class lasted over an hour, and I think you spend about 1/4 of the time in downward dog. It's not that bad of a pose, but when you're sweating buckets, I find that my hands and feet like to slip and the sweat just pools on the mat below you. By the end of the class I was soaked through with sweat and my mat resembled a slip'n'slide. It's sad when you go outside into 80 degree heat and it feels refreshing and cool. Leaving class, as we walked past the bar next door to the studio, I overheard the bouncer trying to explain to a couple of guys about 'hot yoga', they didn't really seem to be getting the point. Although I can understand their initial confusion, we (the class as a whole) must look like quite the motley crew after a class, soaking wet with pained expressions on our faces.
Afterwards Alyssa and I went to Giant Eagle, with a pit stop by my house to change shirts, and as my body cooled down my wet clothes became more and more uncomfortable. Yes I had changed my shirt, but I still had on the pants and sports bra I wore to class. And let me tell you there is not too much pleasant about cold clammy boobs. Especially when walking through an air conditioned grocery store. Note to self - after next class before going out again, change out of sports bra too.
Me: Still having problems with that one knee. I iced it last night, which seemed to help some. And by icing it, I mean I put a freezy pop on it while I ate my 1/2 of a wrap for dinner. I then ate the freezy pop - it was awesome.
Alyssa: Sore in general, in particular her shoulders. She doesn't want to do yoga again, but I told her we only have 7 more yoga sessions, but 72 more running sessions, so yoga shouldn't seem too bad. To this she said she would prefer running. Haha.
This morning when I was putting in some laundry I saw my shirt from last night lying on the floor and when I went to move it into the laundry hamper, it was still soaking wet.... gross....