Saturday, January 15, 2011

Getting my ass kicked.

I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I've been taking Zumba classes since last October. An old coworker was teaching them and I decided to try them out and got hooked.

Now, I want to be honest: I have no rhythm whatsoever. I kind of look like an idiot in class. But I've managed to pick up on a lot of moves that are used in a lot of songs and work really really hard on the rest.

This morning my regular teacher was out and we had a sub - a woman that I would LOVE to take classes from regularly. I've had her before and she just kicks my ass every. single. time. in a way that my regular teacher doesn't. Don't get me wrong, I love my instructor, but this girl is just so hard core. Finishing her classes covered in sweat and aching make me feel so strong and motivated for the rest of the day!

On that note, the 5k - 10k trainings are going well - since this time around it's a lot easier for me I've been focusing on speed. BUT when I say speed, I mean attempting to run at a 5.5 mph pace rather than a 4 mph pace :-) It's hard, but I'm determined. I've been seeing a lot of my friends on FB and in real life that have taken up running and I get a little down that it seems a hell of a lot easier for them than it is for me. But I try to remember that they're not posting about the days they don't do well, the days that their running sessions suck and it makes me feel better. I am coldhearted, methinks.

ALSO! This week was the start of the new PPK Cookbook Challenge and I plan to write tomorrow about the dishes I made in the first book Appetite for Reduction!

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