I love Friday.
I love every day of the week, to be honest.
I think it has something to do with my new-found ability to jam way more awesome into my waking hours…
Last night, the power didn’t come back on in time for me to teach spin at Campus Rec. I was thinking of running but I thought against it. My legs were tired, I was starving, and all logical signs pointed towards dinner.
Afterwards, I took a friend up on an offer to head to the fair. Going was a really good decision.
Going on spinning rides, maybe not so much.
My fav was most definitely the bumper cars, even if that makes me lame
for a 7 year old.
After some rides, we caught the free concert of the night. I don’t know many of the Arkells’ songs but I recognized enough and they were fun enough that I really can’t complain.
When I got home, my tummy was rumbling so I threw together a little treat. These “truffle” mashups of nut butter, cocoa, and coconut are getting
out of control tastier.
I slept like a champ and didn’t wake up til after 8 this morning. That’s bliss–even though I like being up early for Crossfit and teaching spin, I don’t mind waking up when it’s light out every once in a while!
After breakfast, I hit up the bookstore, got stuck in traffic, and eventually made it to the noon class at WLC. It. was. awesome. Did I mention I love it there? Today, Joel taught the class and started things off with fun–flips. Tumbling, to be more accurate. I can’t remember the last time I rolled around like a kid, but note to self: do fun stuff like this more often! We also worked on cleans for a while and did a WOD that really surprised me. It was less than 4 minutes but my heart was a-pumping. 4 rounds of 20 kettlebell swings (I used a 30lb-er) and a sprint down the turf fired me right up.
Before I hit the road for the next leg of my fun, I made a pitstop at Starbucks to properly caffeinate myself and to eat the tasty lunch I’d packed. Om nom nom.
My drive to Sarnia flew by. The sun came out, cleared the clouds, and I was blasting music and letting my thoughts wander.
I met my mom for a lesson in knitting. We can’t find the yarn/needles from last year’s attempt so we went to walmart and got some new supplies. I got a little too excited when I saw some Christmas trees. We’re at 101 days, folks.
Where better to learn knitting than at Starbucks? I had me some nuts and managed to get a few rows knitted but I’m no domestic goddess.
stressing out over how shitty I am at knitting, the quality time with Momma, I made my way to Agoya for a yoga class. It was an awesome 90 minute ashtanga class, and somehow I banged out my first headstand in the middle of the room. BAM! Thank you core, for existing! Things felt different–mostly strong, a little unfamiliar, but all in all awesome. I miss the yoga community back in Sarnia. I miss the instructor, Tory, who was the reason I stopped thinking yoga was for sissies. Yay for living just a short drive down the 402 away from all of it!
My drive back to London with the sunset behind me also made me smile.
So did some lovely text messages I got today. Either my tires are being pumped or I just know some pretty awesome people. I think the latter!
When I got back to London, I was ready for more food (I had a banana somewhere in there). Dinner happened.
Now, I’m in my pajamas at 9:30 on a Friday night and I’ve got some new reads to occupy my evening…
Did I mention I’m flying high?
I chalk some of this up to having more time since I am doing less stressing and less cardio, to be totally honest.
Yeah, I’m teaching spin. Yeah, I love trail running–so I do it sometimes. But doing crossfit workouts that are all of 7 minutes long leaves me with a significant amount of time that I didn’t have before. I’m also not walloped from doing long endurance sessions so I think in general, I just have more energy for this other stuff.
Other things I’m loving about Crossfit right now:
- the community in London – I love the people I’ve met through Life By Design. I seriously want anyone and everyone to meet these amazing people and to be a part of this movement. Please please please don’t be shy — there’s a free class on September 25 — come! Life By Design 101 nights are a regular occurrence – get in on one!
- the videos. I think I’ve watched this one 20 times today:
- the feeling I get before we start a WOD. Maybe it’s the countdown, maybe it’s the fact that I’m about to do something I haven’t done before (sort of reminds me of the first time I ran a race or the feeling I’d get before a big game when I played sports). Anticipation, nerves, all that juicy good stuff.
Okay, NOW I’m going to get into those reads…
Have an awesome night!
What was awesome about your day today?
When’s the last time you went to a fair?