Hello from sunny Mexico!
I arrived safe and sound today at about 4:30 local time. It was a long day of traveling after waiting much longer than anticipated for the shuttle from Cancun and after a ~90 min drive to the resort, but was all worth it as we pulled into our tiny little piece of heaven.
There is an organized yoga retreat here this week that is separate from the Mind, Body, Spirit Wellness “Package” I chose. I was lucky enough to ride the shuttle here from the airport with Sadie Nardini, the instructor from NY who will co-lead the other retreat. She’s a super cool, down to earth, eclectic NYer chick and we clicked right away! We talked the whole ride here from Cancun and laughed quite a bit for two people who had only known each other 30 min.
Immediately after checking in and getting settled, I did one of my favorite things to do when I get to a new place…run! The resort is very secluded but not far from the actual town of Tulum. I did a nice 4 mile run through the town and loosened the travel out of my legs. The weather is gorgeous with an awesome ocean breeze so I took full advantage. I have been running very little lately because of my foot so it felt extra special! I do have to ask though, WHY do people in foreign countries look at someone running like they have 7 heads?? Have they never seen a runner before?? Reminded me of being in Jamaica when all the cab drivers would ask me if I needed a ride, while out running. Ummm, no. 🙂
Anyway, I got back from my run just in time to meet Sadie for what she calls her “yoga shred.” She has some videos out and teaches yoga all over the world so I jumped all over the opportunity for a quick private yoga session! We went down to the beach and did yoga poses with cross training mixed in. For example, jumping chair pose. Like 100 reps. Ouch! And pulsing half moon. But it was so peaceful with the ocean right there and was a really great quick workout if you’re crunched for time!
So that wraps up day 1. I have internet in the restaurant so I will try to check in daily but so far so good! Waiting on mango fish tacos and a Maya Tulum smoothie for dinner and then I imagine I’ll be in the racks by 9pm. Yoga is at 9:30 and 5:15pm tomorrow and I have a 2 hour long spa appointment at 12!!! Cannot wait!