Sunday 2:30 pm with Miranda
Saturday morning class was just about perfect. Other than that, I hardly remember a thing about it. I remember getting my head on the floor in Fixed Firm. Other than that, I'm pretty much drawing a blank. But I know I was really with it, and I felt good during class and great afterwards. That is enough.
Today's class couldn't have been more different. Unfortunately, I remember just about every moment, every painful moment. We started out at 85 degrees and 60 % humidity. It was so cold that Miranda took us through a stretching routine she does to warm up. That part was fun, but class started over 20 minutes late as a result. That wasn't that big a deal.
Gradually the room got hotter, eventually to 99 degrees. And the humidity never went below 58%. I did really well to start with, and then around Standing Bow I started to run out of air. Sometimes it really is the humidity. And of course, on Sundays, I don't eat before class, and that probably didn't help. By Triangle, I was pretty beat, and I dropped my arms between sides, so I went down. Then I went down again in the next pose. And then, I even felt like going down in Tree pose, but resisted.
I figured floor series would be better, but it was even more humid on the floor. The only thing I skipped on the floor was a set of Locust, because I needed a bathroom break. Or maybe I just wanted to escape. After Locust, things went back to being merely painful.
To top it off, I've had a low grade headache since class. Maybe I'm getting sick, but this class will go down in the Pantheon of nightmarish classes. It was right up there with one of Zeb's torture sessions, or the class with Lenette where I pretty much collapsed, or the second advanced class where I was out for the count for the last 20 minutes. But there's no lasting damage, and I think I may have actually learned a few things about the poses, and about warming up. So the class was really hard and painful, but not in any way a loss.