My Daily Creativity: I’ve switched my opening note again! First were my positive notes, then mini goals, and now daily creativity, in which I shall reflect on one creative endeavor each day. I think that creating things — be they poems, collages, pastel drawings, stories, photographs, whatever — is a big stress reliever, for me at least. So I’m aiming top do one small creative thing everyday. Today (well yesterday actually) I worked on a mindfulness collage (inspired by Oprah, I won’t lie). This is just part 1, I’ll probably do a bit more over the next few days since I have more picture cutouts waiting.
Sorry it’s blurry 😦 It says “mindfulness” and “peace”.
I finally managed to get up at an early enough hour to have time for some distance today. Yay! I set out planning on 18-22 miles, but only ended up doing approximately a half-marathon (13.1). My ilio sacrum was hurting too much by that point. I am not really sure why — sometimes it hurts when I run, but never this much. There were a lot of hills involved, perhaps that contributed to the problem? I also felt like my hips were too open from the last two days of yoga. Weird. I guess I’m glad I didn’t keep pushing it; 13 miles is still pretty decent.
Speaking of yoga, I have an announcement:
I am not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’ve been to several different yoga studios in Manhattan in the last few months:
I am in a constant quest for the cheapest, calmest class that pushes me physically and emotionally. This can be hard to find. I have liked all the studios I’ve been to so far, but I know there are others out there that deserve a shot. So, I am making it a goal to visit, take a class at, and review every yoga studio in Manhattan. If possible, I might like to take more than one class at each place to get a good feel, but if this is not feasible, one review will have to suffice. I am guessing this challenge will take at least a year, probably more. Does anyone know how many studios there are in Manhattan (NOT including private-lesson type studios)? Any suggestions as to where I should head next?
I’ll make a separate page with links to my reviews and I’ll keep it updated as I make progress at new studios. The goal is to have a complete and relatively unbiased compendium of reviews so that in the future, both myself and others might have an idea of the studio that is right for them (and this may not be the same for everybody!).
I think that’s everything for the day! Didn’t eat all of the dark chocolate edamame, just a few bites. And the yogurt has peanut butter in it. I say peanut butter can be added to anything! Just finished sipping on jasmine tea. Watching the Oscars so that I can look at all the pretty dresses. What are your favorites for this year?
Off to bed soon. Goodnight and have a happy Monday!