I am still going fairly strong. I did take a little break for a day or two but yesterday I went to spin class and it had gotten a little easier! Tomorrow I am going to try Mat Pilates. I bet it is going to be a killer!
Ok, I feel better I did pretty good at the roller rink. I didn’t wear my knee pads for the first bit and you can see what happened! Major road rash. Knee pads are your friends. I am also looking into new wrist guards because the three dollar ones gave me a big fat bruise on my thumb. I met another girl who is trying out and she gave me some good tips and I am hoping she will email me and we can hang out, especially when I get better. There is a derby girl who teaches a class on Mondays so I am going to try and get a co worker to switch with me a few days a month because that will give me a better idea of what I need to do. I am a little discouraged at this point because it seems like you need to get your face out there before try outs to really have a chance but you know what if I don’t make it this time, there will be another try out in three months and I will be even buffer and better by then. Oh and I fell down really hard and knocked my head. I guess I will be getting a helmet and wearing it at the rink until I get better. There weren’t that many people there on Thursday afternoon so I am going to try and go then, The gal also said Friday nights are fun because there are more people. I think I am going to give myself a break today and just work out at the gym and keep up with the cardio. I am going to start going to pilates twice a week to increase my core strength so that I can get low. Spinning is totally going to help build my legs and endurance. I just have to keep going and not give up. Everyone starts at the beginning right?
So Tuesday’s training didn’t go so well. I had a mental image of me putting on my skates and rolling off to the park to skate around the path or something. The reality is I barely could go a couple feet. I am going to say that it is because I was on cracked and bumpy sidewalk and road. I feel down a bunch of times and I am proud to say my kneepads and wrist guards really work well! I then decided to sit down and take of my skates and walk down to the church parking lot to see if that was easier, but I was a dork and managed to hit myself in the face with my skate. I now have a scratch on my nose and my glasses to match. I didn’t give up yet, I then started walking down to the parking lot in my socks. It was a bad idea since the ground in the parking lot was pretty wet and my socks got soaked. I decided to give up until Wed. and hoofed it back to the house in the drizzle. I did go in to talk to my practice manager about the possibility of me getting on the team may necessitate a schedule change and he was very excited for me and told me we would work it out when it gets to that point. Everyone at work is pretty excited for me and the fact that the word has gotten out there has just upped my motivation because I can’t back out and I don’t want to let myself down by not trying my hardest and doing my best! Wed went a bit better since I have decided to take up spin class again. I was only mildly annoyed by the fact my stomach didn’t used to get in the way so much last time I was doing this! I am going to make going to spin class Monday and Wednesday a priority since it is excellent for calorie burning and endurance. Plus I love it and it is the whole reason I started to go to the new gym in the first place. I am really sore but pleased to be getting back in the swing of things. Today I am going to the rink to see how I do on a real smooth floor. I am nervous about it, last time I tried to go I got lost I think I have a better grasp of the city now though. I am also worried it will be overrun by kids and I will not be able to maneuver around them. I will let you know how it goes later!
I am going to tryout this July. I am going to talk to my boss about it today. I started training. It’s not pretty but you have to start somewhere. I totally biffed it and fell on my ass. I am going to go to spin class to start upping my endurance tomorrow. Thursday during the day I am going to the rink to practice on some real floor and maybe talk to the skate guy about getting some outdoor wheels and learning how to change them. I think having a goal will help me focus on exercising and making it fun and have a point. I think part of my issue is most exercise doesn’t have a point to me. You would think weight loss would be enough but it isn’t!
I am ready to swim in a river and drink beers while sitting in an intertube all dirty and crunchy around the edges. How about you?
I have some sort of evil cold that is kicking my butt. It figures that I have fun weekend planned and I feel like poop. I am surviving on Coke Zero and dayquil. Also Kleenex and cough drops. I figure at least since I am not hungry my dress may fit me a little better! Always a bright side right? Off to Olympia for B’s cousin’s wedding tomorrow. We are driving up with his parents and may take the train back, I am not quite sure of the plan yet. I am going to bring a film camera to the wedding crazy right?
I have broken two of my Denise cord needles lately. I am frustrated with them but I still feel the urge to replace them I heard the connectors got better since I got my set.
I am stoked someone can cover my shift so I can attend my cousins high school graduation party. I am over working Saturdays. I am thinking of moving on to something else. Aren’t I always?
So I am going to california in june. I will take the dogs and hopefully!!! I can convince someone (C, H, K?) to keep an eye on the birds, cats and house. I can tell it has been long enough since I have driven down there because I am excited for the road trip. I hopefully can convince Blair to go with me and listen to Torchwood audio books!!! I will finally be able to get all my stuff out of my grandparents house and bring it back up here. Not like I have anywhere to put it, oh well.
On the gym front, I have been going regularly for a week. Today I don’t really want to go but I am going to go before I will let myself go to the library. I also think I will take the dogs for a quick walk. It doesn’t decrease the Elsa crazy but I like to pretend it does. I think I have lost about three pounds so far. That is without changing my eating habits much. I did stop drinking this week and so far it isn’t too bad. It will get harder as the weather gets warmer and I will start wanting mucho beer. I think I will have to brew a lot of iced tea to get through. I am going to try and cut back on my soda/energy intake as well. It is like crack so we shall see how that goes.
Tonight I am going to go see Larissa at Twisted. She will be talking about her new book and I am excited because I very rarely get to go to these things. They are generally on Sat or Tues evening when I have to work.
It is springtime! I have be loafing about today and my only plan is gym orientation at five today. Operation “Get your ass in gear” has commenced. I finally found a gym with classes and reasonable hours and just bit the bullet and joined. I was happiest when I was working out everyday I think I am going to try and go before work, shower at the gym and then go home at lunch. Lets see if this lasts. It has to last long enough for me to fit into my pants.