Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Boot Camp--What the Hell was I Thinking?

An opportunity arose for me to sub a Bootcamp class at one of the gyms I teach at. Prior to surgery I use to teach a much more aggressive format, and since surgery I've been keeping up with my workouts on my own time. So, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to prove to myself that I still got it. Well, let me tell ya something--not teaching this format for over a year and then jumping in for one day was not the brightest idea I've ever had. You know that post-workout soreness that sets in 24-48 hours later? I got it within 6 hours. And it was not that "good sore" that reminds you that you just had a killer workout. It was a soreness that I've never felt before. The only movement I could do pain free was breathe, and even that was pushing it. The real kicker is that I didn't even do the entire workout, mostly demoed a few moves and then coached the class through. But I know that dang adrenaline has a way of taking over and I always tend to over do it. Oh brother did I over do it! For now I'll stick with teaching water--Monday & Wednesday mornings--and do my own thing on alternate days. Maybe I need to kick it up a notch?!

On another note, I just want to give a shout out to everyone who keeps checking in on my blog! I know I don't post so much anymore, but there's just not that much going on. Screws are set to come out May 15th, but I've already told you that.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Feeling Normal!

I've had a big 3 days. Detroit is hosting the Final Four tourney this weekend, and I just had to go downtown and check it out! I wore a really cute pair of boots with a heel and walked for miles around the city. This is a big deal why? Because I haven't worn heels in over a year. And to walk from Joe Louis, to Ford Field, to Greektown in heels without an inkling of hip pain is a major deal to me.

And then this morning I taught my first water class since July. So aside from jumping and running, I'm back in the full swing of things. Screws come out May 15th!