This was about the same time my son pointed out that he needed some running shoes that didn't make him look like he was running away from something. His description immediately stirred my curiosity. As a young man who fancies dress shoes, he explained that you cannot run in such shoes because it gives the appearance that you are running away and not simply running for fun. It was suddenly very important that he have the right kind of shoes so he didn't look like he was running from a burning building every day. Running shoes were purchased that very afternoon.
As I thought about how my daughter needs no shoes for her exercising and the fact that my son no longer looks like he was dressing for a meeting when a fire broke out, I looked at my own shoes and secretly knew that they were just the right kind to run away from Hot Yoga and fiery buildings. I'm happy to wait outside in the cool of the car as my daughter tackles her downward dog in the desert-like heat. When she is finished, we can move to the track where I can walk laps with a chilled beverage in hand. When the temperature rises above 100 degrees, I can move to my stationary bike carefully positioned under the air conditioner vent in my home.
I'm unsure why people feel the need to make difficult things all the more difficult. In the same category as Hot Yoga, should come the following challenging activities:
Utensil Free Cooking
Reading Without Light
Hands-Free Water Skiing