Thursday, April 07, 2011
So everyone loved the hoop+Zumba party from Tuesday so well that we're doing it again tonight. :) AND I get to teach my new choreo for Shakira's Rabiosa ft. Pitbull - look it up, great song. The Spanish version featuring Cata is great if Pitbull gets on your nerves. HAHA. Anyway - I'm excited for that. I'm not gonna lie, I looked at every Zumba video for this song online and grabbed what I liked from all of them and put it together with a little of my own input. Not that most Zumba routines have anything that is a 100% original creation, since we're all building with basic Zumba steps, but still. It didn't come all from my head. haha.
I AM working on coming up with a routine for Hips Don't Lie, though - I've got some preliminary stuff in my head and I think it will be AWESOME.
Sooo RUNNING - last night was AWESOME. Heel and achilles felt perfect! Nothing even during the walking intervals - which I was feeling a bit last week, if not anything I was worrying about it was there. If all goes well through next week - introducing 3min run intervals - I'm going to begin to add a little more solid running on my own to start building on. We'll see. Maybe after week 4. Or 5. I'm just going with it and taking it easy. I've got over 1.5 years to train for the REALLY BIG FREE MARATHON IN VEGAS, so I think I'll be able to achieve that. And like I said before, if not, I can downscale to the half.
ALSO MY SISTER REGISTERED!!!! :) I am so excited! That is truly the big scoop of ice cream and whipped topping on the slice of cake that will be uniting with some of my closest SparkFriends - and truly, some of my closest friends that have never physically met each other period. :) You know who you are! It is going to be fantstic! And to re-connect with a few that I got to spend only brief moments with in person when I was in San Diego or the bunny that came to visit. :) hehe. I am so excited I can't believe it's so far away now. Definitely gives me a big focus point for all of my fitness and running energies - to be fit and healthy for that event!
I stepped on the scale for the first time today after ... right after I was sick. I've not been tracking, just trying to eat mindfully and well, or to not eat too bad when scrounging remnants of groceries... and I'm in about the same place. A bit higher than last checked, but I also did NOT get enough sleep last night. I can tell especially because I'm extra hungry today! Trying to drink a lot of water and just get past it.
Last night something funny happened at band rehearsal - THE LIGHTS WENT OUT! It was PITCH BLACK. We were playing along in the middle of a song and then total blindness. Everyone stopped playing and I said, "I dunno what comes next, guys!" HAHA. It was funny. A couple of people had stand lights that we used to pack everything up and go. Then I walk outside and it's pitch black there as well. It was just so strange and funny - but I got to get home just a tad bit earlier than usual for Wednesday nights.
Tonight is Gospel Music Group, looking forward to that.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
It's sweeping my workplace - I will probably be making more hoops again this weekend. :) It's very fun, so I definitely do not mind.
Last night and today's hoop classes were great - great turnout! And super fun. I got suuuch a great workout and had a blast at the same time and I think my class members did as well. (I did get some direct positive feedback from at least a few of the class members!) And I have a couple new songs to work with on Thursday which I am excited about. It's so great to be able to get a workout and have fun at the same time! :)
Tonight I can't wait to go running... I will have band after that, which is fun as well. Running is just something else. It's like... cleansing. I love it. I've missed it. I can't wait for next week's workout which takes us up to some intervals at 3 min at a time. :) Today is just 90 seconds on 2 min off.
I'm also soooo happy to have some real food in the house again. This morning I tried a new breakfast inspired by something in Clean Eating magazine - they had a breakfast banana split - Banana, Cottage Cheese, preserves/jam, peanuts -BAM! I used Greek Yogurt instead of Cottage Cheese, is Rasberry Habanero Jam we got from the Happy Tummy - so good. :)
Also tonight at 2AM - I am registering for the REALLY BIG FREE MARATHON - to take place November 2012. Plenty of time to train back up to a marathon between now and then, AND if I don't feel ready, they said I can switch to the half. WOOT! It's a unique concept - $50 deposit, you get it back for crossing the start timing mat at the race, you get mailed a check. OR if you cancel at least 3 months in advance. So lots of contingency plans there - switch to half or cancel if things go completely sideways. I'm excited because many SparkFriends will be there!
Go google it if you're interested. :)
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
I got to give 3 hoops to new homes yesterday, and two already today! Yay! One more hoop and I will have paid for the supplies it took to make this batch. *phwew*
Then any more sold are icing on the cake.
Tonight is another hooping class and then Zumba. WOOT! And C25K again tomorrow.
Last night it got stormed out, I was going to head to the gym and run 10 min around the track, but with traffic and the rain I couldn't get over to the exit! :P Stupid. Anyway, I took it as a sign that I should just go home instead. It was a lazy night -- the rest of my week is going to be on FIRE. haha :D
I need to get groceries tonight. Sooooo out of protein. No dried beans even. I was so going to soak and cook some beans last night but even that was out.
Friday, April 01, 2011
although I already started my hoop class, an announcement wasn't made visibly enough to draw participants that didn't already know about it directly from me.
Now they put an announcement up and the response is overwhelming! We will see how the classes go, but I think I will be making more hoops. I'm very excited to see how today's 12PM class is!
Then later after work - running! YAY!!!!!! :D It might be raining, but I don't care, I'm excited because this means next week - more running. Only one minute more total over the course of the workout, but still. HAHA. PROGRESSION! Because I've been able to maintain the workouts this week without anything feeling any worse, I'm really starting to build some more optimism about this whole thing. I hope that continues.
Yesterday I was convinced I was going to quit the gospel music group, but I wanted to at least go one more time... and now I think I wanna keep going. It's like before rehearsal I just feel so tired and I think why am I doing this? But then I go and it's worth it. So I need to remind myself of that and keep going I think. If over time it proves to really be more of a drain, fine. But I think playing my trombone more is a big positive, and everyone in the group is SOOOOo nice, and I like the music even if it isn't written out properly. (I get a series of letters and that's it!)
Also nice things - did my taxes, gonna get a good refund, AND just got notified of my merit increase for 2011 and it's good! YAY! :D
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