Got out of work early enough to make it to Rene’s 4:30 wall class- only there were no straps today… Sad! I wanted to try another handstand. So I did some half handstands on the wall instead. And with Rene’s help I did a full headstand! Cool.
I’d say my most needed areas of improvement are my hips and hamstrings for flexibility and my core strength. I have pretty good leg and arm strength. I have some lower back issues (degenerative disc, L6 & L7, the usual) that used to give me a lot of pain. That’s much better since I’ve been working out for the past 3 years so regularly, but it’s not completely 100% better. I think that’s my main issue with core strength though, protecting my lower back.
I read that hips are often tight for people who run and I was doing a fair bit of running for awhile there… and weight lifting… and very little stretching. Oops! Definitely need to improve that. I don’t want to be a stiff old lady before my time. I think I am going to try doing hip opening poses in the morning or before bed, just like 10 or 15 min, after the 30 days end. I think really making any progress there probably needs to be a daily activity.