Unicorn Gin and other regrets

As soon as the waitress brought a glass with marshmallows on sticks across the top, I knew I’d made a big mistake choosing “gin of the week”. To make things worse I had ordered one for the internationally renowned coach that was joining us for dinner. It’s the last night of a training camp in…

Naked webinar anyone?

Yes I’d love to update my computer, now is the perfect time, said no one, EVER. You know those times when you have all the time in the world and then all of a sudden 2 hours have gone by and you are going to be late, that’s me right now! I updated my computer…

Strong warrior

You are all strong warriors the yoga teacher tells us, “yes I am” I say in my head as I hold the pose. I raise my hands up and change my gaze upwards, on the way I have a sneaky look in the mirror around the class and notice that whilst I am not perfect,…

I’m too stressed for yoga

It’s 6:40pm and I’m lying down on my yoga mat, I’m breathing in to the count of 6, holding for 6 and exhaling for 6, wondering if I can calm down for class, wondering if I should get that angry and do yoga. Less then 10 mins ago I was in my car, getting rather…

Thriving or surviving

My feet are soaking wet, like squelchy wet and as I sit in the workshop listening to the brief on thriving and surviving I’m wondering which one I’m doing. I’m sat in Loughborough university at a UK coaching seminar, our last national level event before the programme ends. The lecturer is talking and whilst I…

No room for two in the loo

I like a window seat on a plane for 2 reasons, Firstly because I’m nosey and I like to look out, even when there is nothing to look at. Secondly I’m not the biggest fan of flying so being able to see that the wing is still there is comforting to me. There is a…

Hindsight is a wonderful thing

Sometimes I wear my noise cancelling headphones just so people won’t talk to me, sometimes it works and sometimes, not so much. It gives me space to think about things, again sometimes that’s good, sometimes……. I’m thinking about what I would do if I went to yoga prison and Sri Lanka again. Would I do…

No beer holiday and a crabby sunset

I am a polite person most of the time, but every now and then my resting bitch face gives away my true feelings. When we arrived at the hotel, which I thought was walking distance to the beach and it wasn’t, I said it was ok but I was really sad. My face gave me…

The break on this side of the car isn’t working

It was good to know that the guy on the scooter in front of us had washed his clothes this morning and I like the fact that he has a funny shaped mole on the back of his arm. Thing is, I’d rather not know this kind of stuff about a complete stranger whilst we…

The lion, the backflip and the elephant

I’m excited about today, we have lots planned but I’m also loving lying in bed as I’ve found the sweet spot. You know the one you normally find 10 mins before your alarm goes off after a rubbish nights sleep. My fear of being late gets me up and in the shower before we head…

Levitation I could do with you right now

I’ve never walked on hot coals before, never really felt the need to be honest. Today was the closest I’ve ever been and it’s not my favourite thing. The day started at 0400 when our traveling companions arrived at least 12 hours later then planned due to flight delays and missed connecting flights as a…

Extraction

It feels like I’m back at school on the last day of term or after completing a course which was fun and you are sad to leave. Today we leave this lovely tranquil place behind to start four days of adventures, but first we must say our goodbyes. We have our breakfast early but we…

Ain’t no party like a yoga retreat party

I’m wishing I’d set my camera to time-lapse earlier, the best of the lightning storm that has been going most of the night is over and we find ourselves making weird shapes in-front of the camera to make it interesting, of course I could just switch it off and admit defeat. The cool thing about…

Close to parole

Today we rise early, the sun is peaking its nose over the hilltops around us, it’s slightly misty in the valley so makes for a nice picture from our balcony. Downstairs a fellow inmate is completing a HIIT circuit with a PT, I admire her but not enough to join her, plus I’m a stickler…

Let them eat cake

My love is like a white, white lotus Any day that starts with a nice card and expression of love will be a good one. I had brought a valentines card from the UK for Rich but when my friend popped to the shop the other day she saw a card which she thought might…