I have had a lot of stuff to write about but unfortunately not a ton of time to string my thoughts together. School, work, kids, and hockey are sucking up all of my time. I have been hitting the ground running every morning (and not the kind of running I want to be doing) and I collapse into bed every night. Thankfully things will be calming down in a few weeks. Hockey season (the winter one) is coming to an end and I will be done with one class on March 7th. I am not sure I will know what to do with all of that free time! For now her is a few things that have been going on in my chubby little world.
I registered about two weeks ago. I am very excited for this race and I feel like I am going to have a good one. I am not dreading the training like I have in the last few years. Though, I will admit when I clicked "register" I felt a wave of nausea as I thought about double digit and multiple hour training runs. I am seeking the guidance of Hal Higdon and my favorite Mother Runners for training this time around. Monday, 2/17/13, kicks off the official 18 week training cycle! Where I am going to fit this in is beyond me but I am hellbent on doing it.
Strength Training Class
I am very fortunate to have an awesome employer with kick ass bennies. One of the perks is a group strength training class. I had to pony up $199 and all I need to do is attend 13 out of the 16 class and I will receive a full refund of my money. Sweet deal. I signed up, had a Bod Pod assessment (more on that later), and a fitness test. I had my first classes this week and I think I am really going to see some results. It is a 45 minute class that is a circuit style with weights, cardio, and stability workouts. At the end of the eight weeks, the Bod Pod test is repeated.
My First Spin ClassI have tried to block that experience from my memory. Here is what I remember and/or learned:
- There is not a lot of personal space between bikes
- Trying to coast is a bad idea
- My arse has never been that sore in my life
- Spin class makes me have a potty mouth