Thursday, March 28, 2013
My first indoor cycling class is in the books! Tuesday night was the first class, and it went so well. There were about 10 people there, which I was totally thrilled about! The class started at 4:15, and the first person came in around 4:16, so I was getting a little nervous. I thought I'd have to do the class by myself! But people came in, and we got sweaty and worked hard. The music was perfect for the class - I LOVE getting to buy great new music for my job! Tonight is hills night - I have to get my little book together so I remember what we're doing.
My half marathon training has been going really well. I am up to an 11.19 mile run! My only concern is that my strength training is going by the wayside a little bit... is this normal? I feel like while my legs are getting stronger and more "toned," my upper body and abs are not. I don't know if I should wait a month until after my half marathon to get back into it, or if I should just refocus. I have my own ideas, but I'd love to get more input.
- awesome spin class
- school work
- lots of water
Saturday, March 23, 2013
I have never had so much fun getting ready for a job! I spent a lot of time tonight buying new music and putting together my cycle class playlists for the week. Tuesday afternoon is my first class! I'm so excited!
More exciting stuff - tomorrow the hubs and I are going to look at apartments in the city! We decided that he is going to move down until I finish school and then I will move with him. Even though it's going to stink being alone, I know that it's a good solution for our situation. I'll be able to finish school and hopefully get the house sold/rented out.
My vacation was so wonderful. We had such a nice time in Sarasota! The weather was great compared to northeastern PA, and I got to do some running and biking. The water was really cold so I skipped the stand-up paddleboarding, but I know I'll be trying it in the future.
Ok - time to get ready for tomorrow! I have a 10-mile group run in the morning and then hubs and I are headed out to look at some apartments.
Friday, March 15, 2013
I'm feeling good on this beautiful Friday. I *should* have a relatively easy day teaching art, and then it's off to my mom's house to finish getting ready for Florida. Yahoooooo!
Because I'm such a planner, I was kind of lamenting my rest week I took this week. It kind of just happened when I realized how stressed out I was and my body was really just telling me to take it easy. But what's really great is that now I am going to be totally rested up for my vacation! Sounds weird, I know. But there are tons of great activities where I'm going! Stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, morning Tai Chi on the beach, great running areas... and I have three days of running scheduled! I was mostly concerned with packing my running shoes and my workout gear. Certainly a change from vacations in the past!
And I don't usually ask for stuff like this, but I could really use some good vibes right now. I have two resumes out with school districts, and I am well-qualified for both positions. Thank you in advance! :)
- lots of water
- keep calm: if the kids are crazy (and I'm sure they will be - it's Friday!), I just have to remember that tomorrow I will be in Florida. (repeat as necessary)
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
For the last couple of days I've kinda been down in the dumps. I've been especially concerned with my unemployment. Most days I'm really okay with it - I am doing awesome things with my time, and I'm actually being productive. So I realize that I'm not frittering away my not working time. But I was getting bummed about the whole productive member of society and regular paycheck thing. It's a light year for racing - I just can't afford all the entrance fees. Which stinks, because there are a lot of really fun races I'd love to do. Sigh. I just have to be patient.
Today I was so tired and I had a little headache this morning. Ugh. I need my spring break sun and break from all this. When I come back from spring break I will be teaching my cycle class - I'm glad I have something to look forward to when I get back!
My state of mind led to me look up symptoms of overtraining. One of them was depression. And I know I'm not depressed, but I'm not my normal sunny self. I have been killing it at the gym. And while I feel pretty good, I think it's taking a toll. I actually tweaked my back at some point yesterday. While it's not *too* bad, I think it might be a sign that I'm overdoing it. So maybe this week I'll just concern myself with getting my running miles in and taking a break from everything else. I don't want to be hurt for Florida! I am planning on paddleboarding there so I want to be at 100% for that.
Also, I had a gigantic lunch today. I met my brother for lunch and ate a meatloaf sandwich and mashed potatoes (both with gravy), and a piece of cherry crumb pie with ice cream. And it was awesome. I mean, I don't feel wonderful now, but maybe I haven't been eating enough? Who knows. I think I may tweak what I'm doing a little bit...
This is kind of a rambling blog. I've been thinking about this stuff a lot lately, mostly because I need to focus on something until I leave for Florida. I can't even stand the wait. Seriously. I feel like screaming because I'm so excited to go. Not a mean scream, just an excited scream.
So anyway, I think I'm going to get that coffee because, hey, I have a midterm tonight and I need to get myself out of this funk somehow. And I think a caramel macchiato might just do it for tonight.
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