Yup, today I'm shuffling around like an octogenarian. Yesterday's 26 mile cycle ride combined with an hour of Hot Power Yoga have put its marks on my body - especially my glutes, hamstrings and back muscles. I.Bloody.Ache! Today I did a Body Pump session, which I probably wouldn't have done if I'd realised just how sore I really am....tomorrow it's safe to say I'm resting.
So how was the Hot Power Yoga? I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would and I was way more flxible than I'd ever imagined to be! The centre was welcoming and teacher was good, explaning each exercise and giving us alternatives to the more advanced ones. I did find the class to be slightly more advanced than I thought it'd be and I could have done with a slightly slower pace at the class, to really nail the poses but after an hour I did get into a flow, I might do the beginners workshop and intro course to get a better foundation for my practice and then be able to go to the yoga classes my gym offers....but I don't think I'll ever be a yoga fanatic.
The cycling I did on the other hand made me fall in love with cycling all over again....I kept a good pace and both the legs and the bike responded well! I now feel a lot better about the Ride London relay race but I will have to do a lot of cycling when home in Sweden at the end of July