15 September 2012
2 weeks since my last post??? That has not happened in a while. I've missed a couple of days but never 2 weeks. So, what's been going on?
Well, first was the Aloha Show. That is a huge hula production that involves the entire school but is spearheaded by me and another teacher. That was on Friday - yesterday - and the 2 weeks leading up to it are completely insane. And they were.
Next up, I got sick. I mean sick. Like hit by a truck sick. On Wednesday the 5th I wasn't feeling so hot. By Thursday morning I was down. Every time I stood up I got dizzy and I was coughing and couldn't breathe - lovely, just lovely. Then on Friday it got even worse. I slept almost the entire day. Saturday I was feeling better and I've been on the mend since then. That was miserable.
I have though, been going to Crossfit and even with only 2 weeks under my belt, I'm starting to see benefits. On Wednesday the 12th I did my first ever, full squat with butt below knees. I have never been able to do that in my adult life. Never. Also, I'm feeling my energy level rising. I know part of that is recovering from being sick, but it's much more than that. I feel alive and ready to go, not just awake and here. It's hard to explain because it's not like a quantum jump in energy it's just a steady increase. And it's little things like not needing a nap to get through the day; waking 15 minutes before the alarm goes off every single morning; not really needing coffee to wake up with. Things like that.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm a firm believer that things always work out the way they are supposed to. I saw the Crossfit box one night leaving the mall, just by accident. I contacted them and found out they have a free intro class on Saturdays. I went on 9/1 and the new elements class - which runs every month from beginning to end - was starting on 9/3. It was meant to be this way. I was meant to start Crossfit. If I had not gone on the 1st I would not have been able to start elements on the 3rd. I was looking at people coming for the intro class today and thinking, they have to wait until October 1st to start elements - that's 2 weeks away. I would forget, lose interest, talk myself out of it, etc. So I was meant to do this at this time and I'm glad. Life is like a puzzle and you have to see what pieces fit where. Now if I could just find the button that says click here for money puzzle I would be happy camper.
I did go to my first regular class today. It was interesting. I know when I walked in the door those 20-somethings that were there were thinking I would not be able to keep up or do it well or whatever. By the end of the class they were good jobbing me all over the place. I had not only done the workout but did better than some of the regulars. Awesome. It's nice to earn that respect. Do not judge me because I have grey hair and a doughy body.....
That about catches us up for the past 2 weeks. I now have a pile of school work that I ignored for the last 2 weeks and now need to complete.
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