The roads were sooooo bad today! I was slipping and sliding everywhere this morning on my way to teach indoor cycling on base. I practically involuntarily did the splits when I got out of my car to walk to the gym. When I got home, I looked online and realized that I made it off base just in time because they declared the road conditions: Black. This means:
I heard from a few people who were actually stuck on base. They weren’t even allowed to drive home!
I was looking over my workout schedule for the week ahead yesterday, and I actually got a little frightened! Luckily, my spin class teaching schedule got reduced from 5 to 3 this week a few hours later in the day. Next week, however, I will have 5 classes to teach which makes next week look scarier. This would be nothing if that was all I was doing to workout. However, obviously with the marathon and triathlon training this is not the case! I don’t want to get burned out so early in the season, so I will have to remind myself during my classes that I am not the student, and I need to take it easy! Oftentimes when I teach, I forget that I’m the instructor, and I that I actually need to be able to physically talk to my students.
The director for the fitness center asked me yesterday if I would be interested in teaching a bosu ball strength training class once a week. I said, “Hell, no!”. Yes, that is actually what I said. Honestly, if I wasn’t going to grad school full time and volunteering with my other activities, I might consider it. However, I really think that I workout enough! I really don’t know how I do it some days! Plus, I like having MY OWN workout time. You know what I mean? I like weight lifting by myself, and not talking to anyone. It is my time. I don’t really want to share that with anyone. I’m having a hard enough time sharing my cycling time with the students only because I can’t push myself as hard as I would be if I were only taking the class.
My ankle is so far so good. The weather was absolutely crazy yesterday, but not as crazy as today (reason behind one of my spin classes canceling), and so I had to use the tready for my 3 miler. It wasn’t that bad. It was supposed to be an easy run, but I threw some intervals in there to make the time go by faster. The ankle felt great! Although, I really truly hate the tready. I can’t believe that was all that I would run on when I started running!
So, obviously the pool is closed today. Oh well. At least I got some spinning in. I taught a spin class this morning in which I did not hold back. It is the first one of the week! Give me a break! I long for when the weather gets better, and I can actually ride my bike outside! I’m getting a little stir crazy riding inside even though most of my runs are outside.
I’m actually more upset over the fact that I have to reregister the car this week, and I wanted to do it today. They are extremely picky here going as far to measure tire tread, test seatbelts, etc. in addition to emissions. They actually put the vehicle up on a lift. I’m really worried about our windshield. Since they have to order it from the states, it still hasn’t gotten here yet, and we have a huge crack in it.
Anyway, I hope the weather is wonderful where you are! For now, I’m snowed/black iced in, dreaming of visiting my relatives in St. Pete, FL, and chicken soup is calling my name!
P.S. There is the Online Bake Sale for Haiti going on tomorrow that I am contributing to with my famous (well, at least within my fam and circle of friends) Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies! 100% of the proceeds are going to the Red Cross!! Make sure you check it out!