Apparently, the soreness from hockey didn't kick in until 48 hours after the game. I woke up this morning feeling generally achy, but particularly achy in my left QL, in my quadraceps and my hips (particularly the hip flexors). Ouch. All day, I just wanted to stretch my hips. I biked to my evening class and all I could think of on the way down was stretching. I just wanted to get on my mat and strrrrreeeetch!
I took it easy today in my practice. I've been practising in the morning this week, usually after a long walk. I did a subdued half-Primary, focusing on stretching everything out. I was loathe to get on the mat (feeling tired and sluggish) but once I did it felt just great. Half-Primary was more than enough for me, though.
I noticed more red maple leaves on my walk this morning. The trees are beginning to turn! This is so contradictory to current weather. A heat wave moved through the city. It's drippingly humid with a heat index of 34C. Feels like August *should* have felt. I guess this is our 'indian summer'.
I went out for a sushi lunch and as we sipped our tea afterward, a rainstorm moved in from the west. The skies opened in torrential a torrential downpour. Afterward, it was very cool out and the whole neighbourhood felt freshly scrubbed! That was our first rainstorm since August 30th.