Friday, November 11, 2011

Practicing at the Battlegound

Or rather the playground.  More on that later...

So I'm freaking out over the new obstacles, and everyone knows it.  So my friend, Tiffany, facebooked me and told me to get to Zumba and forget about the dash for a little while.  I'm so glad I did.  I had the best time.  I met Tiffany there, and we started laughing about the YouTube videos that she has been creeping me out with.  The music started, and I just let it all go - All the stress and tension from the week, the fear of the wall at the dash, and the lack of time to work on my upper body.  We just danced and laughed and had a great time.  It helped that the second song was I'm Sexy and I know It and I had made the mistake of watching that music video.  It is hilarious and kind of disturbing, but unfortunately I don't think I'll ever be able to listen to that song without some of those disturbing images.  But anyway, the class was fun and I had a great workout.  I wished it would have gone on for a little longer, or at least one more song.  She asked, "Ready to cool down?" and I shouted, "NO!" but she didn't hear me.  Actually, she probably did; but she ignored me, and we cooled down.  Diah commended me for my workout, and said she's going to pull me to the front of the class next week.  We'll see.

So today, Grace Kelly and I were going to head over the old police department where they have a training center complete with a rope wall.  This would be the test to see if I would be able to conquer the Great Warrior Wall.  Off we go.  We met there, and there was no wall.  They must have torn it down.  We were bummed!  So instead of going home defeated we took off to another battleground.

Actually, it was my daughter's school playground.  They have a vault bar and parallel bars. So we practiced jumping over them.  It may not seem like much, but it was good to know that I could probably make it over those lower walls, although it won't be pretty.  We climbed the rock wall of terror and some other ladders and that's about all we could do before it got too dark to see.  Kelly has pure faith that I can make it over that wall.  I will just wait for her confidence to catch up.

When it comes down to it, I'm just disappointed in myself for losing the full-body focus.  It's like that wall is the wall keeping me from my goal and serving as a reminder of what I started out to do.  It's time to get back to the strength training.  That's the reality.

Regardless of that wall, I am getting really excited!  We are going to have so much fun, and I can't believe it's so close!  Wall or no wall, I'm still in.  The warrior princesses will be there, and we will prevail.  We are going to have SO MUCH FUN!!!

Countdown to Warrior Dash:

8 DAYS!!!!

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