I decided after my hot run this morning (and a bit of lunch) to treat myself to a nice, relaxing yoga stretch in the air conditioning while watching the final moments of today’s stage of the Tour du France.  So it was downward dog’s galore as Froome edged out Contador at the finish line in Chorges.  Sometimes, what you do before and after your run is as important as the run itself, so I consider this bonus activity and additional musical mention as totally blog-worthy.

Rediscovered an old favorite of mine from way back while doing so, Mike Oldfield’s ‘Tubular Bells‘.

Yes, it starts off a bit creepy with the piano solo that is better known from the William Friedkin film the ‘Exorcist‘, but it grows from there into a complete cacophony of symphonic sound and space.

Of course, I enjoyed this for a completely different reason back in the day but, hey, as it turns out, it’s also perfect for all those bendy twisty pigeon poses and downward dog’s.

Who knew?


About crazytigerrabbitman

I am a fat guy and always will be in the same way they say that “once an alcoholic; always an alcoholic”. Eventually I got upset about my poor health and ballooning body frame so I decided to change things for the better. Some people sign up for Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, or whatever fad diet program it is that happens to be occupying the majority of air time on the boob tube. Other people prefer to run out and purchase the latest, fold away, piece of shit being hawked by some celebrity has-been. Me? I decided to take up triathlon. I had abused my body over the years with bacon cheeseburgers, pints of beer and double-dipped donuts, and the time had now come to abuse my body with physical exertion, perseverance and hard work instead; penitence in it's purest form. The time had come to kick my ass. I am Terry Nash and I am the “fat and the furious”.
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