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Or is it just in my area?

Since I took up Tae Kwon Do (Wednesday evening), I've tried to find a regular yoga class (only local one - Wednesday evening), wanted to get involved with the local Amnesty group (Wednesday evening) and now looked to see if there's a running club nearby, not for just yet but at some point I might be interested. I found one in a nearby town. Guess which night they meet? :(
 

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Owww that sucks! I do my speed workouts and yoga on a wednesday night... maybe you could fit two things in if they're close by and at different times!

Thankfully the only other thing that could possibly happen on a wednesday night for me is socialising - but thankfully wednesday seems to be the deadest night in Sheffield :) (everyone has the mid-week blues, which is probably why all these classes and stuff happen on wednesday nights).
 

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Tae Kwon Do takes up the whole evening. I go straight there from work, just about have time to change before it starts at 7.30 and then it goes on till well past 9. And as I go up the grades it will go on even later - I'm almost at the point now where I'll be staying on for the second session to practise the more complicated patterns, sparring, etc.

Ah well. Maybe I'll just have to start my own running club :rolleyes:
 

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Lol, surely there will be more running clubs vaguely in the vicinity of where you live? As for Yoga classes, there's atleast 4 between where I live and the gym where I actually go heh - so just look around! Or maybe Sheffield is just more physically and spiritually enlightened than other cities heh.
 

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Trouble is, I live in a village and get home so late that I don't have time to travel far before most things start at 7.30ish. And obviously, there's not quite as much on in a Buckinghamshire village as in Sheffield :p

I work in London, so there's clearly lots on there, but with yoga especially, it's horrible having the 90min journey home afterwards.

Hey ho.

ETA Hmph, I sound like a right moaning minnie. Where's my PMA gone?
 

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You can easily do yoga at home! All you need is a matt of some description and a DVD player and a DVD. I've got this learn yoga DVD which is really good - doesn't fully explain the whole breathing thing and doesn't especially have a warm up - but then there's plenty of stuff on the internet to use if you never go to a class. Also there's this really good book, it's a bit old but has been updated a bit, called The Runners Yoga Book, here are the links:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Runners-Yoga-Book-Balanced-Approach/dp/0962713813/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1207831066&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yoga-Learn-Louisa-Sear/dp/B00005O42U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1207831120&sr=1-1

The DVD doesn't have like super expensive sets and stuff, but that's not really what you want - I think between the book and the dvd you could teach yourself yoga to do at home! I mean the books loads of illustrations and explains the mechanics of everything and has some suggested routines and... well everything. AND it describes how you can build up your own routine (and if you're still stuck on a pose and not sure you're doing it right, look on youtube!)

They do suggest you do yoga regularly, but I mean sun salutations you could do every morning, they take like no time at all, but even so I noticed HUGE improvements after going to one 1hr class a week, so if you're strapped for time then it's still something you could do in the weekends or at night at stuff.
 

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I did yoga for three years before, and I have a few dvds/videos, but I find that a) I get bored of the same routines over and over again and b) if I don't have a class to go to, I tend not to get round to doing it.

I've been meaning to do yoga on the weekend day I don't run for the last 3 months. Have I even got my mat out of the cupboard yet? Erm, no :embarrassed:

Maybe if I set myself a time to do it, and then before I'm bored again of the vids/dvds, I learn to put my own routines together, I might actually get somewhere...

And, it's something I can do (at least some poses) while my foot's bad so here goes. Saturday morning, 8am, my living room. It's a date, with my dvd player :p
 

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I thought most running clubs met tues n thurs? at least they do in my experience! Weds is the obvious choice as it's in the middle of the working week... quite why that makes it the obvious choice though is beyond me...

I'll shut up now :embarrassed:
 

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richardsimkiss said:
I thought most running clubs met tues n thurs? at least they do in my experience!
I'm starting to wonder if there's some local bye-law where I live that says that all clubs must meet on Wednesdays :rolleyes:
 
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