Sunday, May 09, 2010

Time's a-wastin'

But at my back I always hear
Time's winged chariot hurrying near;
And yonder all before us lie
Deserts of vast eternity.

- Andrew Marvell

Some facts to consider:

It's May.

It's beautiful outside.

Everywhere I look I see people cycling, jogging, soaking up the sunshine and enjoying being fit.

The bastards.

Okay, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to call any of you healthy fit people bad names. I'm just a little jealous, okay? I'll be good now. Honest.

I'm still a bit shaky from the headache, which has now come back for the sixth day this week, but I have to get back into the exercise routine. I am feeling increasingly compelled to kick it into gear.

Plus, having a headache makes me call people names even when they don't deserve it.

I have been taking it easy because I'm afraid of injury and losing my momentum. But hell, after two months sitting in a cubicle, my momentum has upped and left me for someone with weekends off. So what? I have to push myself anyway. No point sitting around waiting until I feel better, or in the mood. Time's a-wastin'.

For me it is. Not for those people who've been exercising all along, like I should have done.

To be fair to the body, I'll only ask it to do one hour of cardio. The other hour will be stretching and balance stuff. Yoga, in other words.

But always at my back I hear
some anti-yogist whispering near
"Is yoga exercise? Puh-lease, my dear!"

Exercise du jour:
1 hour yoga
1 hour cycling


Roxie said...

I contend that yoga is the fulcrum of a balanced life.

The Merry said...

I like that! Might have to quote you :)

Larkspur said...

Feel better.

Can you cycle outside?

messymimi said...

Yoga is exercise. And it can make you feel better when your get up and go has got up and went.

Deb said...

Yoga is exercise! Good for you for doing.

Tricia said...

Hope those headaches go away!

C said...

I concur with the other commenters--yoga is exercise. I miss it. Need to get back to it soon.

JavaChick said...

Yoga is exercise and it might help with your headaches.

Lindsay said...

I hate headaches feel better soon :)

Lu said...

Headaches aren't fun. Hope you feel better. Yoga should help.

Lou said...

Merry, You may have a pinched nerve in your neck from working on the computer non-stop. Have it checked out!

azusmom said...

Just gonna agree wholeheartedly: yoga IS exercise, it can help with headaches, AND, it will make you a better cyclist (or runner or weightlifter or Pilates-doer, etc).
Hop you are feeling better!

English Rider said...

Those lilacs are lovely and privet is the bane of my existence, what a tenacious and prolific monster it can be in a garden. Guessing the headaches are sinus/allergy related? This has been an exceptional year for that. Buy stocks in anti-histamine company, is on my to-do list too.

Shelley said...

Just checking in to see if you're ok, Merry.