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Road Conditions: Black – Geek Turned Athlete

Road Conditions: Black

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:

imageI heard from a few people who were actually stuck on base.  They weren’t even allowed to drive home!  DSC05528

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!DSC05533

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!

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  • Good Taste. Healthy Me January 26, 2010, 2:46 pm

    Wow crazy road conditions!!

    I hear you on the working out alone time. It’s so nice to just put on the headphones and zone out! :)

  • Emily January 26, 2010, 3:38 pm

    Wow! So glad you made it home safely. Does not sound good. Those pictures of the snow are unbelievable! So pretty but also scary. Stay warm and inside :)

  • Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) January 26, 2010, 4:07 pm

    I hate winter driving :( It does make for some gorgeous scenery though!

    and wow – you are one busy lady!

  • Michelle@Eatingjourney January 26, 2010, 4:45 pm

    This really makes me think that I need to make a plan for working out.

    Will get on that tomorrow morning.

    • Nicole January 26, 2010, 4:53 pm

      I’m a spreadsheets kinda gal, so I’m kinda obsessed with workout schedules! They work though! They let you basically write out your steps towards a goal!

  • Erica January 26, 2010, 9:07 pm

    oh my ! That picture makes me cold :) I totally hear you on the exercise overload! Since I teach as often as I do, I had to make a decision to pull back on my racing. I was sad, but it was just TOO much for my body. Loving your package 😉

  • Marisa January 26, 2010, 10:26 pm

    when are you teaching spin next week?? Do you do bosu ball training?? Can I come along?? jk a few tips would work.

  • Nicole January 27, 2010, 3:01 am

    Hi Nicole, I’m glad you made it home safe and sound. Those pictures are beautiful!!! I need to make a calendar for my workouts, I think I would be more accountable!! Have a wonderful week and stay safe. :)

  • Leana January 27, 2010, 7:52 am

    Wow, it looks crazy out there! Glad you were able to make it home before you were stuck on base!

    I imagine that it would have to be really hard to separate teaching from your workout time. I can’t say I blame you for not wanting to teach the Bosu class either…sounds like you have a lot on your plate!!

  • B.o.B. January 27, 2010, 12:35 pm

    Glad your ankle is good. I hate any injury that prevents a work out in any way, shape, or form. I know you are thinking about me too cause I’m in Tampa and it’s a brisk 45 this morning. 😉

    Thanks for the kind words and condolences. I really appreciate it.

  • Alison January 28, 2010, 5:49 am

    Oh my, that looks cold! We get that weather a lot here in NY but it’s been kind of mild so far. I totally agree about wanting workout time to be your own time. I don’t mind running with other people but I prefer to do weight lifting on my own. Drive safe!

  • Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather January 30, 2010, 7:23 am

    The snow looks so pretty… makes it hard to run in though.


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