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New beginnings

Posted Mar 01 2010 10:07pm

It's been months since I blogged, or ran regularly, and I don't like either of those things. I've been more on than off with my yoga practice, and that's good. In the meantime, I've moved back to New York, rejoined a division of my company I used to work for, and tried to resettle into something resembling my old life with my new me. It's going pretty well, though change is always surprisingly hard and unsettling.

The good: Yoga Sutra . I've been taking Mysore with Costanza. It's different than with Phillipa, but I still find it the best part of my day. Costanza is much more authoritative, she'll shout across the room to remind you to put your head down or breathe or 'not like that' but she's also very *there*. Which is a long way of saying, Phillipa was much more English, and Costanza (despite being from somewhere else, I think, based on the accent) is American through and through. I feel for her, lately: her partner (in life and teaching) has gone to India to study for a few months and she's carrying the class mostly alone. But I'm definitely making progress.

The not-so-good: I'm toying in my head with running the Brooklyn Half this May, despite having not run regularly in who-knows-how-long. Part of me says I should sign up to have a goal, part of me recognizes that I've done that a couple times lately and haven't followed through and should recommit to running regularly before I do.

The promise: begin anew. Take the month of March to get back to a 3 or 4 day a week running schedule. Stick with the yoga. Keep at it even through traveling for work. Enjoy the active vacation you have planned. And blog. Is it Marchathon?

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