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After a long absence from my regular Wednesday ashtanga class, I am back there tonight! I even carried my turquoise yoga mat from home, all the way through Central London (no tubes today), to prove my dedication.
Being in the twilight of autumn now, with a thick, dark, frosty winter ahead of us, I'm doing everything I can to keep myself balanced. Having become very focused on my writing, more so than I ever have been in my life, I've noticed my fitness becoming a bit neglected, which of course is the last thing I want. I don't know why I live my life in extremes like this - when I was doing triathlons and half marathons, I didn't have any time for my work (and as a result, always felt like something was missing). Now that my work is flowing, better than ever, I find it hard to find even half an hour to go for a run because I don't want to tear myself away from what I'm doing. And then it's midnight and I need to go to bed. And then another day begins.
So it's all about balance, baby, balance!! I really am looking forward to doing some downward dogs, folding myself into a sleeping tortoise, hovering in crow, floating into shavasana, and just thinking about something else. Then I'll walk home, through the lamplit parks and the thick crust of autumn leaves on the streets.