Sunday, September 30, 2018


1hr as 1:1 jog-walk. Hot yoga yesterday worked a miracle, it rebalanced my left and right sides and everything was much more as it should be today than yesterday! No yoga this afternoon, didn't time fuel intake correctly, but I think I will go to two classes tomorrow, a hot one at 11 and then the evening back therapy yoga one as well....

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Hot yoga!

FINALLY. It is pitiful, I have a very easy schedule here, but troubling managing the timing of sleep, jogging, fueling, office time has hampered me - if I eat breakfast but not lunch it's too long to hang around at the office till 5, it's more like I finish writing at 2:30 and go home and eat a late lunch! And yes, I need to pay more attention to food, where I am getting it and when I am eating it. But today, after my am 1.5hr jog-walk, I had decent breakfast at home _and_ picked up a ham and cheese sandwich which I ate at the office around 12. A 3hr digestive interval is needed before hot yoga; class at 3 was indeed 90+ minutes, hot but not too hot, GREAT!

90min hot hatha

Saturday update

Thursday: 1hr back therapy yoga (teacher is going to move this class to the evening as well so that we can have the full hour and a half)
Friday: 1hr as 1:1, would have liked end of day yoga in theory but (a) hadn't fueled correctly and (b) done in by hearings so just going home was a better choice.
Saturday: 1.5hr as 1:1, very nice, sciatica in evidence but not painfully so. At office now writing some pages (hahaha, Knausgaard is an inspiration, and also the place I am in this project is uncannily slightly reminiscent of his own project!), will go to 3pm hot hatha class. (FINALLY!)

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Midweek update

Mon.: 1.5hr yoga back therapy class - SO GREAT!
Tues.: 1hr as 1:1 jog-walk, never did do PT, MUST do it daily...
Wed.: PT then 1:1 jog-walk - Becca has pointed out that really it should be done before the run, I resisted that theory but really it must be so (will still soon have second yoga mat at the office for days with genuine morning time constraint).

Sunday, September 23, 2018


Saturday: 90 as 1:1! Woo-hoo! Attempted to go to hot yoga mid-afternoon but felt a little woozy as I was walking over and decided it would a better idea to buy food and come home and eat it.

Still a little lightheaded this morning, especially when I get up from lying down but also while walking - I did 60 as 1:1, felt normal while jogging but that slight mild maybe-vertigo feeling when walking. Would like to go to 3pm hot yoga today but will use discretion about that....

Friday, September 21, 2018


1hr as 1:1. Terrible sleep again (11-3, then completely awake until 7:30 before I had a little bit more dozing), it seems unlikely that I will want to go to full-on Bikram yoga at 5, but you never know....

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Back therapy yoga!

Becca points out that when I write "yoga therapy: dos" she thinks it's "do's and don'ts"....

Great hour-long lunchtime class, that is a treat!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


1hr as 1:1, very nice. Need to get a move on, it's another late start! May go to yoga later, not sure - not a priority - but must do PT before too much longer...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Monday-Tuesday update

Monday: non-run day, did 1.5hr back therapy yoga in the evening and it was GLORIOUS - amazing long savasana at the end to absorb everything, I really love this teacher and her approach.

Tuesday: started the day with 1hr 1:1 jog-walk, will do PT after I have eaten and showered. Shooting for 5pm hot hatha 90 but don't feel locked in on that if I don't feel like it.

Sunday, September 16, 2018


V nice run along the Seine, went "out" for my whole hour and found my way home without undue stress on public transit. All good. 1hr as 1:1 jog-walk.

Saturday, September 15, 2018


Logging in too many places....

Friday: 1hr as 1:1, plus 1hr hot yoga
Saturday: 1hr as 1:1, will do PT in a bit, undecided re: later yoga

Thursday, September 13, 2018


Yoga "back therapy" class, it is really good. Plus a fair bit of walking (knocked important task off the list in the am: seeing a French doctor in order to get my prescriptions rewritten so that I can fill them here).

Wednesday, September 12, 2018


1hr as 1:1, very nice. Haven't yet done PT. Thinking about letting my schedule just fall where it naturally wants to instead of trying to force early rising - the case against is that if I could get up 8:15, run 8:30-9:30, eat breakfast, go to office it would be a pretty sane schedule that would please me. But really I should do PT after the post-run shower, and I don't if I'm antsy about getting in - also it's tight to have have digested before a 1pm hot yoga class. And then again I could get to the office at noon and then leave for a 5pm yoga class which would be directly on my way home! Obviously there is not REALLY a need for a highly systematized schedule, but I do like it when I have one that works....

Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Slept mostly through the night, hard to get up (vivid cinematic melatonin dreams!), very nice 1hr as 1:1 jog-walk (the weather continues to be shockingly beautiful). Have breakfasted, need to shower and get myself out the door, it's almost 11. Envious of people who can easily get up early - jet lag is particular cause just now but in general I find it really hard to get up before 9 when there are no hard external prompts....

Monday, September 10, 2018


Brilliant hot hatha 90-minute class. That is too long and too hot, I need acclimation, and some of the postures are too hard/borderline impossible, but it is always appropriate to modify. Happy to be back at it - felt amazing sense of calm as I walked in the door! Had a couple hours at the office first (did get continuous sleep 11:30pm-6:30am) but it is going to be very tempting to go back to bed after I shower....

Sunday, September 9, 2018


Friday: jet-lag related writeoff, nothing beyond normal walking (and I couldn't even make myself do PT)
Saturday: got sleep in 2 shifts, nice 1hr as 1:1 jog-walk, PT, didn't make it to yoga but walked to the big grocery store and did bigger shopping, which was probably the wiser use of that time slot anyway
Sunday: got sleep in 2 shifts (but gosh, being awake from 3-8am is unpleasant - not terrible on a weekend because you can effectively go back to sleep, but not good for coming weekdays)

Gonna shower and do PT, uncertain about yoga now as I can't do the 3pm I'd hoped to (not long enough digestive interval). I think I probably should be patient and wait till tomorrow, which is not a run day - if I wear yoga clothes under work clothes and get to the office at 9:30 or so, I could then sneak out (still on an empty stomach) for Dominique's 11am hot hatha 90, come home to shower and change, then back to the office by 1:30 or so. That sounds reasonable to me...

Thursday, September 6, 2018


OK, Wednesday was just regular walking (not a special exercise one) and PT at the office, which is not optimal (jeans incompatible with full stretching!). Napped in afternoon, jet lag is hard to shake, feeling a little overwhelmed with minor details of settling in. Today was better partly because I basically just admitted that if I wanted "run" and yoga I might not make it to the office at all (we had been given a "free day" although unfortunately my clean set of yoga clothes was in my office, as I'd hoped to use them yesterday and didn't feel like ferrying them home again).

1hr as 1:1 jog-walk
1hr "yoga therapie: dos"! Which was GREAT, and I feel much more grounded now that I've paid for a three-month membership and gotten over the hump of start-up

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Fuller update!

Friday: 1hr walk early, PT

Saturday: 1hr as 1:1 jog-walk early, PT, then to the airport for mega-transit

Sunday: arrived in Paris lunchtime, managed to stay up, went for about 1.25hr walk with my landlord who showed me around the neighborhood, did the crucial 75% of PT

Monday: 1hr as 1:1 in Luxembourg Gardens, which are literally five minutes away; PT at end of day (yoga turned out not to be realistic, I hadn't eaten sufficiently)

Today: 30 as 1:1. PT will have to wait till later, I need to get a move on to get ready to go with my landlord to arrange apartment insurance.

Gruesome jet lag last night, I thought it might be OK (up at reasonable hour, no naps, exercise, human contact, tiring new experiences) but I couldn't get to sleep till after 3am, and feel pretty awful right now! A shower will help I expect, and some food and caffeine. Sciatica in R leg still rather sore....