Thursday, April 29, 2010

This is what I do besides triathlons...

My week has been pretty busy. I got home from Galveston and watching the Memorial Hermann 70.3 race only to be up all night Sunday night on Barf Duty with my son. I was washing sheets, scrubbing the carpet, cleaning up the hall way and bathroom and waiting for "the next shoe to drop". My kid now knows why you don't buy gas station hot dogs.

So Monday I called in to work and canceled my clients and classes and was a zombie most of the day. I got nothing done when I really needed to get a lot done. I had a looming deadline that I needed to meet. As some of you read in my last post, I am a procrastinator. Well, I was not procrastinating, but nothing was getting done on finishing a training manual for a workshop that I am teaching this weekend covering the circus tricks you see above.

My money making venture that allows me to do triathlons is Pilates. I have been teaching Pilates for over 10 years now. I was teaching Pilates before Oprah jumped on the bandwagon and notified the rest of the country to what we were doing. Pilates has bought my Kuota Kalibur, my Zipp 404's, my SRM power meter, my race entry fees, and my travel all over the world.

So when I was contacted a few weeks ago by a gym in Tulsa, Oklahoma asking me to come and give a workshop on using the EXO Chair and resistance kit (as seen in the picture above), that they would pay for travel expenses, and compensate me generously for my time, I could not pass that up. Sure I had to write a training manual, but that would be easy to get done. Well, I finally finished the darn thing this morning. around 11:30 am and then I had to get it to the printer and bound.

Did any of my workouts get done this week? No. Well, yes. I got a strength training workout and a bike workout in on the trainer. I tanked my swims and runs. I feel bad about that. I feel bad about it because now I feel like a sloth and like my rear end is making an imprint on my sofa cushion and my bed.

I will get a run in tomorrow before heading to work and then off to the airport. I will make sure I get a run in.

And to leave you wanting more, when I get back I will tell you all about this...

Later Gators,



Christi said...

I hope your son feels better. Food poisoning sucks! I know I had it when I was little and it was terrible!

Have a great time in Tulsa! I know it doesn't sound like much fun but I grew up nearby and it can have its moments!

Regina said...

No wonder you look as good as you do (not that tri training isn't enough!). I tell you, I have done some mat pilates and it totally rocks.

I'm sorry about your son. I was visited by the barf fairy back in the fall. I too spent too much time doing laundry and cleaning the rug. Nature's Miracle from the pet store helped with the smell. Hope he is feeling better.

Rainmaker said...

I'm pretty sure if I tried to use that machine, I'd probably end up getting snapped inside of it somehow.

Jamie said...


Besides knowing not to eat gas station hot dogs, you've gotta teach that one to do faster sprints to the bathroom!