I had a private yoga practice with Sarah last night. There was a two week gap since my last practice. I was scared I would have lost most of the strength I've been building up. Instead it was one of my strongest practices yet. I did get out of breath very quickly during sun salutations, but I'm not sure it was any worse than usual.
My dolphin felt solid. Usually I'm shaking and have to fight collapse by the time I lower into child's pose. Last night I could have gone longer and was in total control on the way down. My downward-facing dogs felt easy too. Even my elbow-to-knee ab work was better than usual. Yea!!!
This is not to say I don't feel it today. I really worked my hips, lower back and abs. I think once a week is good for me right now. I might have been pushing it a bit with two practices every week.
Now that it is lighter at night and warming up, I plan to take some walks around my neighborhood after work. Probably. We'll see how well I move from intention to action on this one.