Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Shoeless Joe

I am really not good at getting up early in the morning to work out.  But I will keep trying til I get it right. 

Yesterday, I wanted to wake up early to get to the gym before work.  I packed my bag and my lunch the night before.  Then I didn't wake up.  Luckily my husband came up to kiss me a little early.  It was 5:50, so quickly got ready to go.  Halfway there, I realize that I forgot my shoes.  Crap! So I had to turn around and go get them.  I'm thinking that by the time I get everything together I'm going to have five minutes to work out. 

I had fifteen.

I got on the elliptical and worked as hard as I could.  Well, as hard as I could while I was still waking up.  But I did good.  I averaged a 3.5 mile pace in the fifteen minutes that I had and I used the two minute cool down to keep it going.  I barely had time to stretch and then had to hit the shower to get to work on time.  Then of course I realized that I forgot the hair gel and hairspray.

Unfortunately I didn't get any more exercise in, but I did have my women's group, which is always a good thing.  I think they helped me out of my funky town mentality.

So this morning, Kelly and I had decided we would go to spin.  Class starts at 5:45.  I woke up at 5:32.  Once again, I had packed everything the night before.  So I rushed out the door barely awake and made it to class only five minutes late.  Today's music ala Matt was a disco mix.  I was happily surprised to find that I could reach 90 rmp's relatively easily.  And when he asked us to sprint past 100 rpms, I could get to 105!  This is major improvement in only three classes!  I did all the jumps and standing work that he asked.  I felt pretty good.  Of course I felt even better when he asked us to find 60 rpms and stay there for a few minutes.  It was a good class.

Once again, I had to rush to the shower to get ready for work.  After I was all dressed and ready, I was so proud of myself for actually remembering everything!  I had a towel, I had hairspray, and I had all my clothes.  While I was patting myself on the back I started digging for my shoes.  

Oh no!!!  I forgot my shoes.  AGAIN!!!!  For the love of all that is holy, will I ever remember to bring everything; will I ever remember the importance of shoes before 6 am?!  I had to rush home to get them, and I barely made it to work on time.  But I felt really good all day.  However, I really do need to get some bicycling shorts.  Definitely before the next spinning class.  Thursday, Matt is going to give everyone five minutes of class to "teach" meaning we will get to choose what we do.  I'm kind of intimidated by that, but it's just another fear to tackle.  And not even a huge fear at that.  If I get my shorts, I'm in.

I'm going to go put an extra pair of shoes in my trunk.  Right now.  That way I'll have a pair.  Better yet, I'll put shoes AND a towel. 

My plan for tonight was to go jogging this evening, but my little one just reminded me that we are going to the park.  Depending on when we get out there and back, jogging may have to wait. 

But that's okay.  At least I'm awake enough to remember my shoes.

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