Nobody cares if you're not a good dancer. Just get up and dance. The same holds true for racing. Whether first or last, we all cross that same finish line. Just get out there and run.
- Dean Karnazes

Friday, October 8, 2010

Update... finally...


We took a little family road trip Sunday to a place in North Georgia called Goats On The Roof and as the name implies there were actual goats on the roof of the place. I don't know why I was so surprised to see the goats up there, but it was a little unnerving. I guess I thought there would be one or two up there and the rest would be on the ground like normal goats. Anyways, Bella had a fabulous time feeding the goats, "mining" for gems, and doing a little shopping. She said it was her favorite part of the entire week, which I absolutely loved. It was a nice way to spend a mostly restful day. Of course, I couldn't take the whole day off, I had to hit up Groove Sunday evening.

This morning K and I decided to have our long run Monday because our schedules don't quite work for a long run any other time this week.... or so we thought. Anyways, I ran 5.5 and walked 0.5 back to the car, K on the other hand rocked it out and ran the 0.5 that I walked. Walking that 0.5 worked out because as it turned out, I had an e-mail from the Zumba website from a Group Fitness director from a small local gym looking for a Zumba instructor. When I got back to the car, I called and left a message. Later that day after my workout with Amy, I got a call back to set up an audition/interview. When it was all said and done, I had set up an appointment to teach half of a Zumba class Wednesday afternoon. The best way to celebrate was of course, by going to Zumba that evening.... duh.

Tuesday, I spent a good bit of the day helping out at Bella's school. I did manage to squeeze in Group Centergy that morning. That afternoon, I got back in the pool for an aqua jogging session with some interval work. It didn't love the workout but I didn't hate it either, but I did the damn thing and got it done.

Wednesday, I had a workout scheduled with Amy but we actually spent half of my workout practicing for my audition/interview later that day. Our actual workout was pretty tame because Amy wanted to make sure I was fresh for my thing. I got myself together after picking Bella up from school and we headed over to the gym where I was having the audition/interview. I got there, and the nerves started to kick in just a little but I had prepared and there was nothing else I could do but give it my all. When it was my turn, I got up there and started strong. The ladies seemed to be really responsive, and I was chugging along. Then when we hit the fourth song, I completely blanked out, and I made up the routine on the spot. The good thing is that they didn't know the difference and I kept going. One lady, even said it was her favorite song after the class. Then, I got cut off by the group fitness director during the second last song because the girl before me went over her time and I had run out of time but it worked out. I cooled the group down, and they were a wonderful group of class participants. She said that she would be in touch but but I am not going to hold my breath. It was a great experience and I'm moving forward. Anyways, in the parking lot, as I was pulling out some dude in a minivan hit my little car. Bella and I are ok, but it just plain sucked and I freaked out. When I was headed to my gym for Groove I had a mini melt down with my friend over the phone. When I pulled up to the gym, A and my other friend were standing outside chatting. When I got up to them, I had a total meltdown. I think that the stress of the day and the accident just sent me over the edge. A and my other friend were awesome and helped me get myself together. A and I danced it out in groove, it was exactly what I needed. When I got home, Patrick was awesome and won some serious "awesome husband" points.

Thursday.... it wasn't Wednesday so already we were off to a good start. I hit up pilates with a friend and she was kind enough to invite me over to her house afterwards for some coffee. She was wonderful, and spending time with her was what I really needed. I took it easy the rest of the day and headed to Fayetteville for some Zumba this evening. I am so glad I did because I got to see some friends and it was just a fun evening. I also realized that I am SO LUCKY to have so many incredible and supportive friends.

2 comments:

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

How awesome that you got an interview to teach a Zumba class. Fingers crossed for you... sounds like some great workouts.

FruitFly said...

You totally need to be a Zumba instructor! I mean look at me.... never heard of it until I started reading your blog - and now I do it and have so much fun! Go Lucy!!

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