Is it officially summer yet?
Sunday, June 22, 2014
I would say "yes" to the above question. It's been in the 90s for a week now. And now that Camp Troy is over I can relax a little.
For those of you who don't know what Camp Troy is, that would be what we call VBS at the church I attend. It's an all day VBS; the kids arrive at 8:30 and leave at 2:30, so they're there for almost an entire school day. I'm on the administration team. There are 3 of us for that job: the Minister of Children and Families, my best friend Lydia, and me. Unfortunately, Lydia had a grant to do Spanish immersion in Mexico (she's a high school Spanish teacher) during the week of our Camp Troy, so she wasn't there this week. She was greatly missed. The week started off a bit stressful because a bunch of kids had been placed in the wrong grade class. So I spent a lot of time trying to sort out that mess and get kids in the right classes. (I worked on it until 10:30 Monday night.) But the rest of the week was smooth sailing.
Each day at pick-up I sat outside with my computer typing in names of children as their parents came to pick them up. I was out there with the Minister of Music and College Students as well as the ministry intern. They were quite a pair to work with. They're huge goofballs, so we had quite a bit of fun. I got to know the ministry intern quite well (we shared an office over the past 3 weeks) and found out he's like a younger version of the hubbs. They both love to run, they both love to drink milk, they both eat very slowly, and they both tell me the same thing when I'm freaking out. I decided to adopt him as my little brother. I never had a brother growing up and always wanted one. Now I have one... sort of.
Anyway, while the week started off rather stressful, it ended with me feeling refreshed, if a bit exhausted. I walked between 3 and 4 miles every day at church according to the pedometer. I think the pedometer is underestimating my mileage each day. I walked 5 miles around a track today and it only gave me credit for 4. I may have my stride length set to low. I went with the default for my height and didn't actually measure. Maybe I should do that.
While I didn't get much (any) intentional exercise during Camp Troy, I did decide to put together a plan to push myself a bit while my teaching load is low. (I'm only teaching 4 dance classes and 4 Pilates classes each week, along with 2 private lessons.) So I'm resuming 5K training starting with week 3 of the rookie runners 5K training program. I figure I can skip the first 2 weeks because I've been running inconsistently for a while. Plus, I wanted to be done by the 1st weekend in August because there might be a 5K I want to do. I also plan to get my walking distance up to 10K, starting with the 5 miles I did today. I really don't have that far to go. I also got a membership to the city recreation center, which includes an indoor track (the outdoor one is free), indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a weight room. (There's also basketball and racquetball courts, but those don't really interest me.) So with the membership, I'm going to start going there 3 times each week. Two days a week I'll be biking, increasing my mileage from 10 to 20 miles. One day a week I'll be swimming. I'm starting with a mile this week and hoping to be doing 2 miles by August. Seeing as I was doing 2 miles last summer for most of the summer, this shouldn't be a problem. I also plan on doing weight training 3 days a week. I'll do arms one day, legs one day, and core one day. Like I said, I want to push myself a bit.
So that's about it for now. I hope to check in next week to let you know how week 1 of the crazy insane fitness plan went. Have a great week SparkFriends!