Back to reality Wednesday

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Back to reality Wednesday
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Wed, 02-19-2014 - 7:42am

Sorry for being the absentee CL!  You all know I'm normally here all the time but between the skiing and puppy and studying for the ski test, I don't get much time online if it's not on my smartphone and this site is hard to access there.  It was an exhausting four days at the mountain--kind of the perfect storm of 18" snow, Presidents Day weekend and the Olympics and it seemed like everyone decided to go skiing. We broke records, had to shut down ticket windows, ran out of rental equipment--and keep in mind the mountain is tiny!  It was crazy packed.  I worked nonstop for the past four days (literally on the slopes at 7:30 for my own skiing and finishing w/out a break at 6 on some days) but it was some crazy fun. Had some great students, a lot of kids. One little boy said to me on the chairlift, "You know what?  You're pretty nice!"  LOL, as if he expected me to be some kind of mean ski instructor?  I had a group of beginners who couldn't quite get it so I had to ski one down some, ski back up, get the next, ski back down, etc. I'm thinking I skied up the bunny slope at least five times total getting that group down. I'm wondering how instructors who aren't in shape do it!

So, today is a rest day for me.  I have to work a few hours but am going to do as little as possible.  I am thinking of doing this Killington triathlon--ski, bike, run. The question is whether I'd be able to leave skiing to do the rest!






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Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 02-20-2014 - 4:49pm

I agree.  I've seen foam rollers used incorrectly, too quickly, etc.  And often it's done by trainers.  We don't learn that, as a basic certified personal trainer so unless that person has taken extra workshops, etc., there could be potential for injury.  I convinced the dance studio where i teach fitness to get foam rollers and I teach it in my class but most of the serious girls don't take it. But, they use the rollers and weights and they don't do it correctly.  There is a reason we have trained professionals for things like that!






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Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Thu, 02-20-2014 - 11:17am

Re: the foam rollers, I think you do need to know what you are doing....somebody loaned my dh a roller to use for his legs. I tried it and somehow did something to my shoulder that took 6 months to resolve. I may be more uncoordinated than most but any exercise done incorrectly has the potential to mess you up!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 02-20-2014 - 7:47am

I love the idea of a foam rolling class. I wonder if my gym would offer it but I'm so picky about having the right instructor who knows what he/she is doing.  






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Registered: 05-08-2006
Wed, 02-19-2014 - 8:52pm
Jean, that triathlon sounds perfect for you. That is funny about the Olympics making people want to ski. Aryl, glad you are doing ok after the accident. FSN, I am glad you have a work partner that you like. You've had some winners. Gymrat, I go to the owner of my salon, and even that changed a few years ago when the salon was sold...hair is so much about self expression....although I had my hair cut when I was in Keakow and the stylist and I had few words in common, and I loved the cut and color....Elc, To me, going to the gym is like brushing my teeth...I just do it. But I do like variety. Karla, in Boston, public rest. Rooms are few and far between...too many homeless people...even some hotels keep the lobby restrooms key access for guests only (not that I run through hotel lobbies....) it snowed, then rained here today but it is warmer. Wednesday is foam rolling, 10 minute. Bike warmup, lifting for legs, abs. The foam rolling class is 15 minutes...people come late without rollers...tonight i was annoyed....and this strikesme funny...I get there early and get a mat and do some stretching for my hips. Everyone who comedian gets a mat...even thoughtheygave don't need one. I feel like I cause confusion, but I still do it.
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 02-19-2014 - 8:37pm

GR--good luck w/ your new stylist!  One reason I don't get my hair cut often is that I don't have a regular one.  People ask me if I'm growing my hair long but it's only that I haven't had it cut.

ELC--going uphill is just skating. I'm going to have inner thighs of steel.  Can you wear just one bud while riding?  My son does that when snowboarding.

Karla---good luck w/ the running, too, especially in the conditions. We're having the oddest weather, too. A storm last week 12" and now it's about 60!

Arryl, what happens now when your cleanse is over?

FSN sorry to hear about your cousin.  I've had a couple of friends who were given diagnoses like that, stage 4 cancers, and both are doing fine.  I know they're the exception but it's good to know it happens.






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Wed, 02-19-2014 - 6:01pm

Welcome back Jean!  You ARE a really nice person.  That little boy could sense your positive soul.  :)  Does your triathlon include the shooting, too?!  11 hour workdays on the slopes does sound crazy busy...and fun!  GR, I love your hair color!  It brings a smile to my face!  Karla, no, not more snow.  I thought the midwest was done!  ELC, it's funny how you are bored with your velodrome when I think it sounds so exciting...it's all relative.  Arryl, car accidents are so scarey.  Are you ok back out on the road?  I remember being scscscscared for a while, not trusting other drivers.

I am exhausted, working my butt off, training my new partner.  She is super nice and smart, as I have known her out in the field for several years.  I am realizing that my sensitivty to my customers has developed unique relationships that most of my partners do not have.  Consequently, my access to difficult-to-see-customers is much higher than for the average worker.  I learned three new dances to teach tonight...plus I bought two different wines to do a tasting with.  :) 

So, last night, I learned that one of my cousins was given a year to live.  He has cancer, had a kidney removed, and now they found that it has spread to his lungs.  SO SAD.  I am not supposed to know, as only the immediate family has been informed.  It was the first time I have ever heard my brother sob.  :(  LIfe is so fragile, so my attitude is that life is a gift, and we must leverage joy, love, and happiness each and every day.

BE HAPPY!  :)

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 02-19-2014 - 2:44pm
Feeling much better today, my neck is still sore, but not as bad as yesterday. I am back to the chiropractor this afternoon and again on Friday. I am not sure if I'll be at 3 times a week after that for a while or 2, I'll see what he says on Friday. As for my cleanse, i am all finished with it and I definitely feel better overall! My period is set to start tomorrow and I have no signs of it or any PMS yet, which is not typical at all, so if that's the only affect it had, I'll take it. My PMS is usually pretty bad by now, my poor DH and kids!! I also seem to be sleeping better overall. As for food, it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, it does "fill you up" and I only felt hungry on Wednesday when I messed up my dosages. I did really miss my warm lemon water in the mornings and my smoothies the most! decided to wait one more day before going back to cross fit, but I am hoping to fit in some yoga tonight to at least stretch.
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Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 02-19-2014 - 11:38am

I am so afraid to try new stylists. After my bangs disaster two years ago (waaaaaay too short) I am now stylist-shy. lol Good luck!

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Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 02-19-2014 - 11:35am

Jean-so glad to see you and happy to hear you are having so much fun skiing. If we have another winter like the one we are having I think I am going to consider cross-country skiing. ;-)

Our weather is so completey bizarre. There is STILL ice on my driveway and they are about to issue weather watches for severe weather including super-cells and tornadoes for tomorrow. They say several big snow storms are on the horizon for the next two weeks. Ugg

I have an appointment to run with the group today. We are going to try to do 4-6 in the park but might have issues with the wind. They are gusting pretty strong and I can usually deal with most weather issues now but wind. 

Arryl-that is horrible about your car accident. My husband and I are paying car payments right now for the first time in 25 years. We typically pay cash but decided to get me something a little more than what we usually spend on a vehicle. 

Elc, that is the Ohio River in the background of that picture I am in. I was up at a lookout point that has a really awesome view. The run along the road is very scenic and really make sfor a great run. 

SJ, I have bathroom issues too when running so try to stay near parks, etc where I know there is easy access to a facility. lol

Karla
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Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Wed, 02-19-2014 - 11:07am

Jean, the skiing sounds hectic but fun. How late in the spring does your ski area typically stay open? How do you ski uphill? Arryl, how are you feeling today after your car accident? Is your cleanse complete, do you feel different afterwards? I don't think I could last that long without solid food! FSN, have you had the dentist check your bite with the new crown? I've had crowns that hurt, grinding down a surface just a tiny bit solved the problem. GR, good luck with the new stylist...would you consider following the old one to their new salon? Karla, where was that photo taken? Is that a river behind you? Cath, good for you for hanging in there with all of the obstacles. I hope that the "heavy stuff" resolves soon. SJ, looks like you're finally getting some warmer weather, hope it improves your commute.

I'm going back to the velodrome today. I'm getting seriously bored with it, especially after they said we're not supposed to wear earbuds if there is anybody else riding. I'm thinking about joining the Y so I'll have some other workout options. I like how the track is so close to home, sometimes its really hard to get my butt out the door and I'm afraid I wouldn't get it together to drive to the Y. I'm getting lazy and disorganized in my old age. I'm in awe of how all of you ladies are so disciplined about getting your workouts.

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