Tomorrow, I will be taping for my certification in Group Power. Oi! Needless to say, this week my focus has shifted from running to perfecting form, timing, and coaching. I’ve had the pleasure of instructing during 4 classes this week at my gym, which provided immeasurable (!) practice opportunities! I think I’m ready! Well, ready or not, it’s nearly here!
I am still in love with this new endeavor and I am very excited to see how much stronger I will become from this workout becoming innately imbedded into my weekly routine! No doubt, I will become stronger, leaner, and faster! Although, it does mean that I will have to give up some of my OCD when it comes to marathon training. I will have less time to devote to running and less energy with this hour long “boot camp” pushing me to the limits. But, I think I’ve reached the point in my running where a change will be good. And, like I said, I fully expect this to help make me faster! Well, at the very least, more efficient :).
In all seriousness, I am getting really anxious to start training for my next marathon. I’ve taken a solid month to put this Group Power certification as my priority and I miss my morning runs. I miss pushing myself to the limits at the track. I miss the exhaustion and sheer satisfaction that only a hard run can bring. June 15th kicks off the next training cycle and I’m counting the days! 🙂 I had planned to sneak a half marathon in next weekend. Des Moines’ Dam to Dam Distance Classic is switching from the traditional 20K to a half marathon and it would be pretty exciting to run in it’s inaugural year, especially since I have always enjoyed the 20K. The hubs has been pushing himself hard and is training to run a PR at that distance. Watching him be so dedicated to his training and pushing himself to get through tough workouts has been inspiring. And, for the first time in my life (gulp! gasp! brace yourself here!) I feel like putting someone else’s running before mine. He has been SO supportive in me and in all that I want to try to accomplish, that I feel my role during this race is one of support and being a cheerleader to see him through to the finish. I know, right?!? Who knew that I had it in me to be so unselfish. I have to admit, I myself, am a bit surprised :).
And since I am never short of crazy ideas. Here is my newest obsession: A treadmill desk.
I am convinced this is what I need in my home office. For those days (which, for me unfortunately, come more often than not…) where I seem to have ants in my pants and can’t stay seated at my desk. For me, when I need to write a paper or presentation or begin to work on a really big project, I find myself walking around, noodling my thoughts over in my head before I can sit down and write. And even then, as I am putting my thoughts down, I am up and out of my seat often as I try to find the right words…. the campaign is on to get the hubs to see the light on this new idea! Haha… we can all dream big, right?… ;).