I taught three back-to-back classes last night until 9. I was so wired when I got home, I wasn’t able to get to sleep until 10:30. True to my resolution, I set the alarm for 7:30 and woke up just minutes before it went off (9 hours. Crazy! I used to only need 7!). Nothing says ‘enough sleep’ like waking before the alarm. It was actually kind of nice.
My noon class cancelled so I wasn’t in any particular rush during my practice. I took some photos and a few videos too. On Saturday, check this space for a new State-of-the-Backbend photo and State-of-the-Dropback video!
Dropbacks are actually looking pretty good! I was surprised. I shot a clip of my attempts to stand up from the futon and it was instructive. If I were to sum it up in one sentence, it would be: “There needs to be more UP.”
The best part of the day by far was hopping on my bike and running errands around the city. Some of the trees are changing and these early ones are always particularly beautiful: vibrant reddish-orange maple leaves. The day was overcast, but not too cold - perfect weather for zipping around on my bicycle. I cut through neighbourhoods as I ran my errands, enjoying the colours, the cool breeze and the feeling of fall in the air.