As a yogi and a runner, I had one of the ultimate nightmares late last week.
I look super flexible. I’ve done yoga for over ten years. I am a *yogi* and a teacher.
I also am a wannabe triathlete-in-training and run 20-30 miles minimum per week. And am going to be increasing that mileage soon as I near more races.
So, despite looking flexible, I still have super tight hamstrings, hips, etc.
But I do look flexible.
And it happened.
A yogi teacher over-adjusted me. She pushed me deep into a pose. At first, my hip said, “ooh I got this” as she pushed me deeper and deeper. And then, my hip rebelled. It said “OUCH THIS IS TERRIBLE WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?!?” But too late. I was already pushed in too deep.
This, my friends, is why I will never adjust a yogi deeper into a pose and only give alignment-based instruction.
Because now I have a hurt hip. I probably either have a small tear in my labrum and am going to see my physical therapist to be sure I’m a-ok. Don’t worry y’all!
No exciting seven mile run for me over the weekend. 🙁 Just swimming and some cruiser biking (super slow). And last night I got to walk/super slow jog at my Monday night Running for Brews.
I so hope I am back to normal by the weekend. I have lots of swimming, lots of running, lots of biking to do. And next week the super amazing Kathryn Budig is teaching a two hour master class and I am psyched to go to!!
In the mean time, it’s a good reminder to always LISTEN TO YOUR BODY and never to go past your edge. (Or allow others to push you past your edge.)
Have you ever been injured by a trainer or teacher?
BUT, there is good news y’all!
What good news, you say!
Good news that makes me happy, like this:
I am pleased to announce that I am now a #SweatPink Ambassador! Yippee! “Where tough and girly come together at last.” And I’m going to get some awesome #sweatpink pink shoelaces to show it! (And maybe a cool shirt, too.)
Here’s what being a #SweatPink Ambassador means:
- It’s for crazy healthy nuts
- Passionate people who want to always learn more and get better
- People who want to inspire others to greatness
That sounds like me, yeah?
I’m super stoked. I’ve added the button to my home-page and you’ll hear more as I learn more. I’m excited to be part of the #SweatPink team. Are you a #SweatPink Ambassador? Are you a different kind of Ambassador? Tell me!