a.k.a. almost back to normal
up at 6am or so (prompted by the clanging of symbols at the temple), i went for a nice long run. my belly felt so much smaller this morning, which was nice because it felt bloated in all the days leading up to yesterday. then i went swimming, which felt even better.
i met a couple today- the girl is from kansas, and the guy is from india. they live in delhi. they were so great- i had tea with them while they gave me advice about what to see and do, and then they invited me to stay with them in Delhi, which came at a great time, b/c i was considering skipping it altogether (in one day, i'd heard from three different and unconnected people stories that made me question going there). we ended up hanging out the rest of the afternoon and then met up again in the evening. they were totally grand- really fun, kind, generous, and easy. i'm definitely going to hang out with them in Delhi, and possibly stay with them.
i also went to another yoga class. Sivananda again. it was just me in the class and i was super pliable b/c it was afternoon, i'd stretched in the morning, and i was already drenched in sweat. he pushed me into poses i didn't think i could do, but i also hurt later, so i don't think it was good for me.
it felt so so good to have energy again today. i was almost back to normal. my negative feelings have subsided a bit, though i still get strange energy from this beach. but it is an improvement, and for that i am grateful. the doctor has given me lots to think about, and without giving you too clear a look into the window of my soul, i am feeling good about things.