|Clearly, this is not me. Source|
Six months ago or so, while doing a class on YogaGlo, the instructor flowed into crow, and suddenly, I got it! I even managed to get myself there for a couple of seconds. Success! I still couldn't articulate what I was doing should I have to explain it, but I was stoked. Since my yoga practice ebbs and flows, I didn't get to practice it nearly as much as I should have to be able to achieve, though every time it gets a little easier. Especially if I have a block to catch my forehead, just in case. Last night, trying out a new at-home yoga DVD, I revisited crow in a way I haven't in a long time, and it reminded me how much I long to fly. And also, how helpful a block would have been so I didn't bite it when I leaned too far forward.
All of this is a really long way to say that crow is a bit of a metaphor for me in all areas of my life, but especially when it comes to triathlon and running. That attempt, over and over, to find that sweet spot. Even though a yoga pose might be "achieved" when you finally reach it, you've never really conquered it - there is always room to improve. My second year in triathlon has driven that point home to me, that for every milestone I hit, there is another yet ahead, even sweeter to achieve than the last. Triathlon and fitness is a journey that I am really loving. I look forward to getting better, stronger, faster.
And oh yeah....I SIGNED UP FOR THE DISNEY MARATHON. Disney World, here I come!