The evacuation ended, people cleared the roads, and the studio was open at least for the morning. 20 die-hards showed up for one last yoga class before hunkering down. (Does anyone hunker for other things besides hurricanes? And is it possible to hunker in any other direction?)
Class was a mixed bag. I was surprised at first at how hard it was to keep my focus. Panic is contagious. And though I would say that I was, and am, far from panicked, my practice told me that I was far from being in balance. I was certainly way off of Wednesday's high.
On the plus side, my hip felt better again. And my knee was a little more flexible than usual. This is an area where the storm is also having its impact. Right now I'm feeling a bit stiff in both knees, and I think that is mostly the low pressure.
Nothing in class was particularly strong. The standing series was below average because of lack of focus. And the floor series was middling. The best pose was probably the second set of Half Tortoise. My hips stayed securely on my heels, and I had a very nice stretch forward.
After class, as per usual, I felt really good, and I'm really glad I went. In contrast to the other people I have been talking with, it was nice to be around sane people who were not overreacting to the storm. Their presence at the class was testament enough to that; and their generally relaxed attitude confirmed it. So, just as panic is contagious, its also possible that sanity has an infectious quality.
Prospects for the challenge look bleak at this point. No classes tomorrow, which will put me five days behind. Sunday is up in the air, and it will depend on whether there is power in the area. The media are hoping for power outage catastrophes, since they now almost have to admit that Ike will not be as disastrous as they wanted. But even if the predictions of two weeks of power outages is way over the top, it would only take a couple of days to make the 100 day challenge impossible to achieve.
Even as it is, I don't know how I would manage to do five doubles in eleven days. One thing has occurred to me: I've been wondering what to do after the 100 days are up. If I'm still behind, I can go on a reasonable schedule of doubles interspersed with my daily classes until x = y in my x/y tally in the title. Then I will have done a challenge of even greater than 100 days.