Real life has been a priority over blogging lately, and I apologize for that! My computer and printer have not been working the way they should, and this is not good considering it is how I’m able to “attend” grad school at UF from Germany. I think that I spent a total of 20 hours from Friday night through Monday working on these issues that I don’t have time for! Really, my PC has been giving me problems since I first bought it 2 years ago. It’s so sad! Plus, I’ve had huge papers with a few smaller ones due the past few days! I broke down and ended up ordering a Macbook Pro on Friday. I will be asking questions to you mac users, so be prepared! I’ve never used a Mac!
So, today started off bright and early with teaching an indoor cycling class! Here was my playlist for the class if any of you are interested in some new music. The first two songs were just played while everyone was getting set up, and we started the warm-up on Mary Jane’s Last Dance. Songs 16 and 17 played while we were stretching and wiping off the bikes after class. If you are interested in a killer bike workout, here was my profile that I got from Group Fit Power. This is an awesome website if you are any kind of an instructor or if you just need something to break up the monotony of your indoor training rides!
Then after spin, I headed to the pool. I swam 1100 meters today which I’m not particularly proud of. I just felt off. I didn’t feel like I was gliding AT ALL. I know that I’m just getting back into it after being sick. I need to be patient. A friend of mine was taking a water aerobics class in the next lane, and told me in the locker room that she was jealous that I looked like was gliding and that she did not look I do when she swims. It’s all relative, I guess. :)
I’m thinking about taking the “masters” class at the pool that they started offering, but it is at weird times and I’m nervous! I know some people watch me when I swim (I watch other people too), but I don’t want people to think that I think that I’m a swimmer because I don’t! I probably just need to get over it, and just do it! It’s probably just like spin class except people will pass you if you are going too slow and maybe make fun of you after class? Okay, okay, I need to stop thinking about the negative. The main point here is that in order to get better at swimming, I really need to start going and getting out of my comfort zone. I have really improved my form since I started training for triathlons, and I’m looking forward to improving even more. I don’t like being critiqued, but you don’t know what you don’t know, right? It is my worst sport (and also the scariest), and I need to fix that! So, after I get back from my 3 week trip to the states, I will be trying that class out!
Getting to the trip: I will be in St. Pete, FL from this weekend to the 8th of March, then to Albuquerque, NM ‘till the 18th, and then to Baltimore for FitBloggin’ until the 22nd! I’m so looking forward to going to the states! You have no idea! If any of you want to catch up or have lunch in those locations, shoot me an email! I would love to meet you!
Oh, and by the way, I got to talk to the hubby on Saturday night (he is deployed right now if you are new to the blog). I was so depressed over how my 18-miler went earlier that day, and he reminded me that I had pneumonia, and I am just getting over it! He also said that I need to cut myself some slack! I agree!! ;) That is why I love that man! hehe
I know this was a totally rambling post, but my brain is little fried from school and computer issues, and it is only Tuesday! I am so looking forward to the beach next week!
How is everyone’s week going?
Have you ever done something out of your comfort zone and gotten positive results from it?
Are you Mac or PC?