Wednesday’s Workout: cycle – strength
Thursday’s Workouts: Pilates; run 2 m
Thursdays are my day to work the late shift, meaning I don’t start work until noon. I took advantage of my free morning by trying a new class at the gym – Pilates. I am not new to Pilates; in fact, I went through a phase when I did it fairly regularly. I enjoy it but I am very particular about who’s teaching it – the quality of the instructor can really make or break a Pilates class. I haven’t had a whole lot of luck lately with feeling like the Pilates instructors I’ve had have really challenged me, so I was a little reluctant to go today but still wanted to give it a shot. It was a good class – there was actually a sub in for the regular instructor and I do feel like I was challenged. If you aren’t familiar with Pilates, it’s a core strengthening and toning class, used first by ballet dancers years ago. It’s designed to lengthen and tone your muscles for that “lean ballerina look”. I have definitely not ever achieved that look but it’s still a nice change of pace for a muscle toning/strength class. 😉
After Pilates, I got in a quick 2 miles before I had to get home and get ready for work.
Food for the last 24 hours:
Breakfast yesterday was an unpictured bowl of shredded bran and fresh blueberries.
Dinner was a feast at Survivor Night…
…an Everything baguette from local bakery West End Bakery (my contribution)…
Breakfast today was what’s becoming a regular in my repertoire:
The rest of the day’s meals are unpictured…leftover tortellini for lunch, and tuna sushi I picked up from Earth Fare on my way to my “night shift” for dinner. I do so love sushi and I was excited to have an excuse to get some “to go” from the grocery. It did not disappoint, though some of the students were completely grossed out. 🙂
SO – I have some big news: Tomorrow I’m having surgery. 😯 It’s to patch a hole in my eardrum that has been keeping me from swimming with my head underwater for a few years now. I am so excited at the possibility of swimming without having to worry about an ear infection! This perforation in my eardrum is what kept me from training for a sprint triathlon last spring – I couldn’t do the swim part because NO pair of ear plugs worked for more than about four laps at keeping water sealed out. I was so frustrated. So I’m very hopeful that this surgery will be successful and I can make a second attempt at that goal this year. It’s a pretty simple outpatient procedure, but I will be under general anesthesia. I’m dreading the Dr’s orders that may include taking it easy for a couple of weeks following the surgery…I’m really hoping he doesn’t tell me I can’t run or bike. Obviously I still won’t be able to swim for quite some time, maybe four to six more weeks, but that makes sense. So cross your fingers for me! Here’s to swimming like a normal person for the first time in years….
Have you ever had to deal with a major obstacle when trying to accomplish a goal? What have you had to overcome and how did you do it?