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And then…

I feel like writing more, so I’m gonna. Today (Saturday, Prom,) I woke up at 6:30, when I was supposed to get up for 8am Spin, and my throat was sore.  So I thought I’d stay in bed.  Around 7, I got myself up, ate a Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage muffin w/ a half cup of coffee and sugarfree hazelnut creamer.  Went to Spin.  

Today was a Kim Spin day.  I thought for a second Bill was subbing for her, and almost hit Body Combat & Body Pump instead–but, he was just attending Kim’s class.  I was so mad at him.  He sat in the corner with his iPod on and didn’t really do what Kim was telling us to do–unless it was sprinting.  Despite being rude…  well… it was just downright inappropriate for one instructor to behave that way in another instructor’s class.  His body language told the world he didn’t respect Kim or her ability as an instructor.  I like Kim.  And I especially like her music.  Her classes are okay?  Good?  I think they’re good.  I like them.  

Then my throat really started hurting.  😦  I never really learned to breathe in through my nose and out through my mouth, and when I try to breathe in through my nose,  I feel like I don’t get enough oxygen.  I grew up a swimmer, and swimmer breathe in through their mouths.  Anyway, I tried extra hard today since that was what hurt my throat, but, it was hard.  

I love Saturdays, and am enjoying getting back into my routine.  I needed these past few days off of derby.  My mood is certainly improved, and despite the sore throat (which I soothed with a cup of green-chamomile-tea w/ honey) I’m feeling pretty good right now.  I also ate a grapefruit w/ brown sugar (nom nom nom) and a No Bake Energy Bite.  And I did some pretend Yoga.  I haven’t had time lately to stretch out my legs/hips/back, and today I finally did and it was bliss.  🙂  I decided I’m going to have Die run a Cont. practice where we just do Yoga the full hour.  Maybe the 4th, after the Hood/Daisy bout, after evals are over, it will be good for everyone mentally/physically.  (Gotta check w/ Blew first, though.)  

Now I think I’m going to take a nap… and read… or catch up on Bones.  I love Tim, but he’s at his friend’s house bottling beer and I’m soooo enjoying some peace and quiet at home.  🙂  Then I’ll have… a chicken salad sandwich?  Chicken and rice?  Something healthy for lunch.  I’m meeting Blew & Vera at Pasquini’s for dinner before Prom.  And then I’m going to try to come strait home from Prom after awards, but apparently I’m parking at Vera’s and we’re riding together and it sounds like it might be kinda far away.  😦  So hopefully everything works out.  I don’t wanna be out too late tonight, and I don’t want to drink.  Really at all.  I need to get my butt home, and then to practice tomorrow.  

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Train Insane or Remain the Same

Today, I woke early for Spin Class.  I was up and walking Reilly before sunrise (6:30) so that I could make my 8am class and still get to the Ale House for brunch with my derby wife (Feist E One from the Boulder County Bombers) and Alessia (her daughter.)

Spin Class.  Was.  Terrible.  I mean it was bad.  Kill Bill, naturally.  We did a five minute sprint twice, except that the second time he couldn’t tell time and it was only four minutes long.  Suri wondered why a 5 minute sprint is bad.  Pedaling as fast as you can for five minutes.  Nothing else.  First–it’s not challenging.  Second–it’s boring!  And we did it twice! Or at least Bill thinks we did it twice and that’s just as bad.  He kept messing up his timing, telling us we’d do something for a minute, then 48 seconds later telling us we were done.  The worst, though, is that he drones on and on and on about ridiculous republican bullshit forever.  We missed several intervals and over-rested today because of it.  I was super annoyed.  My usual bike was taken today, so I sat in a different one.  Conveniently there was a poll in my line of vision blocking Bill out.  Also, I couldn’t hear his droning as well.  It was sort of Charlie Brown style.  I zoned out for one of our rests/his stories, and he talked so long I got cold!  This was 45 minutes in to the class.  There was no reason for me to be cold.  Ughhh.  He was up there droning on about another instructor telling him not to waste her time–meanwhile I’m sitting there on my bike thinking I wish he wasn’t wasting mine.  Damn.  The thing that really kills me, though, is the 31 miles my bike said I’d ridden (that’s a lot–we did a lot of sprinting) and the fact that my thighs and calves hurt later in the day.  So I guess it wasn’t a total waste.  Still–I can’t wait til Tuesday.  Leslie Spin.  I miss her.

Bill has these sayings.  “Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care–and I care.”  *Vomit.*  Today was: “Train Insane or Remain the Same.”  *Double Vomit.*  I think I’ll start Contenders practice with this quote on Monday.  Hahahahaha.  Yeah right.  I am starting w/ a quote, though.

Anyway, so that.

Food:

  • Honey nut cheerios w/ 1% milk
  • Energy Bite (like 2.5 servings, I think…)
  • Lamb Burger w/ fries, ranch, and beer.
  • Dips (queso, 3 bean, cottage cheese, guacamole…) pot stickers, celery salad… … potato chips…  tortilla chips…  etc.
  • more beer.
  • wine.

Lops made this delicious Celery Salad tonight–it was so sweet too.  She made healthy food because she knew some of the Contenders are on the TBT (our holiday party was tonight.)  I ❤ Lops.  And all the rest of the Cont-ies.  I had a nice night with them tonight.

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