This is the last first week of grad school! I will be done in the spring! Of course I’ll still have to get a few more credits for my licensing, but my master’s will officially be done as of June 2013!
It was a bit of a stressful week getting everything ready for the students to retrun…finalizing the fitness schedule, going to meetings, getting back into the swing of things at my internship, and teaching yoga at my other studios…as well as going to my first classes of the semester, which I think are going to be great!
The fun part is planning a big yoga workshop I will be leading Monday about setting healthy intentions for the new year, using yoga and art…these river rocks with reminders of our intentions are going to be one of the art projects, along with a nice journal to keep track of the healthy goals we make! Not sure how many students will come, but I think it will be fun anyway!
My dogs are so bored with the cold weather lately, that they just sit on the couch and kiss each other all the time…Chloe looks so annoyed…
My mom sent us this cute card for Valentine’s day…I LOVE sappy Valentine’s cards haha. Yes I am still 8.
My old roomies had a fun Texas roadtrip that I couldn’t get time or money for, but the other day in the mail, I got 4 postcards from their trip all at once…it felt nice that they were thinking of me even though I couldn’t be there!
With this frigid weather, I’ve gotten creative with my outfits. Hubby bought me this scarf in Kuwait last deployment, and I’ve been using it as a shawl/head wrap to deal with the cold. My friend from school called it my ‘babushka’ like old Russian ladies wear haha. Her and our other friend were laughing at me, but tempered it with, “No no no…that’s totally your style…very unique..very Theresa…” …haha not sure if that’s a good thing or not, but I’ll take it!
Last night I taught a great Yogalates class…7 people in our nice small studio…great workout and great energy!
Tonight was personal training…I forced my very running, functional training-oriented client to do a bunch of difficult yoga stuff just to change things up. She enjoyed the challenge, but I don’t know if I have her completely hooked yet!
Since I’m trying to readjust to working til midnight again this semester, I have decided to get my mid range training runs in on these nights in preparation for the half in April! It really helped the night go by and gave me energy so that I don’t even feel like it’s already 11pm! (Might also be because I just ate blueberries and a sugar cookie…need to work on my post-run nutrition…I always just want SWEETS after I run…anyone else have that issue??)
All in all I was happy with my run…4 miles, but feeling great the whole time! Started out slow because my hip had been bothering me for a few days, but it felt okay, so I was able to do some speed work, alternating between 10 min pace, 930 pace, and finally 830 pace…going to faster intervals as I neared 4 miles. I don’t know jack about speed work and make up my own drills as I go, but it was fun to push myself to go faster as I got more tired! All in all it was a great workout!