Thursday, January 1, 2009

Bam! Let The Wild Rumpus Begin

Well... I was awake and watched the new year come in. The only reason for that was I just couldn't get to sleep. I didn't do the Dick Clark or Times Square thing on the telly though. I was enjoying listening / watching to this lovely physics lecture. How lame is that?

Started the day with a quick spin class at the gym. That was followed three hours later with Phase I of the Iron Ashtangi Challenge. The class was in the Mysore format. That was a first for me. I managed to get lost a couple of times and not really use my "cheat sheet", so I think it went well. It also seemed "faster" than the led class. I suspect that was just me missing counts here and there.

We had a total of 16 people in the room. That was way more than I expected to see. It's always fun to have big numbers in the room with the corresponding energy gain. I'm actually not feeling too bad right now. We'll see how I'm feeling for Phase II at Happy Hour tomorrow.

Then it was zip home, eat a little something and sneak out for a ride. Wow... I don't recall ever seeing the hill on the bike path that icy. I managed to loose traction maybe 5 meters up it. That was with the studded tires. Didn't even fall over. Huzzah! The walking off to the side of it was still pretty much rated "Circus Act". So... it was bail to the city streets. It was over to the East Village and then loop back in on the River Front path.

Now I just have to work on getting into the proper state of mind for Phase II. Perhaps this will help. (See the lower left corner of the page)


Ann said...

BAM!! OMG I cracked up at this!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!

Jen said...

"Where the wild things are" is a favorite in my household.

Z said...

Ann - Yeah... I've saved the page source away for that. It's something that needs to be preserved.

Jen - Indeed... It's a good one. We're also fans of James Marshall's work. Particularly, the George & Martha and the Miss Nelson series. You also might want to, if you haven't already, check out Daniel Pinkwater's "Hoboken Chicken Emergency" and "Tooth-Gnasher Superflash". We still quote things from them at each other.