|Oh yeah, the kid and I ran a 5K. More lame excuses...|
|CAAAAKE, YUMMY CAAAAKE...|
|Pretty cool packets for packet pick up.|
|How come I look short in this photo???|
The second weekend of August I had to go to San Antonio for another TRX Suspension Training certification. It was a nice opportunity for me to get over to see my parents in Canyon Lake and to give the kid one last little trip before school had to start. Since the training was not a Level 2 training like the Sports Medicine training, there were more personal trainers in attendance. It is always fun to see big muscle dudes sweating bullets and struggling with the TRX Suspension Trainer. I had the same instructor that I had when I took a training back in March and she knew that I had really been using the TRX Suspension Trainer both for my clients and for my own training. She had me demonstrate some of the advanced exercises while she talked to the group. I guess that cemented my credibility as being not just a skinny old chick. When we were split up into groups later in the training to work on a case study, all of the male trainers in my group were stoked that I was in their group. I guess the other chicks at the training were not so stoked about that.
The third week of August was not so fun. I was on my way home from a Sports Stretch session and when I was at a complete stop in traffic, I was rear ended with enough force that it sent me crashing into the car in front of me. The worst part was that the person who hit me left the scene of the accident and off all of the other people in drive-home traffic, no one stopped to offer any information or to prevent the person from leaving the accident. I had no witnesses. I can only say that the car that hit me was silver and not a truck, mini van, or SUV. That's it. I was able to get uninsured motorist coverage and I only have to pay $250 on all repairs rather than the $1000.00 deductible. My 8 month old car had over $6500 of damage and it is still in the body shop. Thankfully, I have not had any neck or back pain and my Sports Chiropractor, Dr. Hassenbank, has been taking good care of me. The first week after the crash my run workouts were not very good and they have gotten much better as he has been working out some issues.
|And we drove all over town looking for this thing...|
I spent the next weekend coaching my TNT 70.3 TEAM through their first bike workout and doing Middle School check-in. I had to do a little back-to-school shopping and that put me in a foul mood and I got flack at home for spending too much or not getting cool enough stuff. I give up. I'm just not cool. Deal with it.
|We both look a little hot and tired.|
This last week has been all about settling into my new school year schedule. My training is coming along well with "Weapon XL". I am running a little faster and I have been hitting all the workouts that Coach Woofie has given me. I still do not know which half marathon I will be running for time this fall. I should find out in the next few weeks. It has been lonely training on my own. But really, who wants to run 12 miles on a treadmill? No one. It has just been too hot outside the past month but we have had a temperature break this past weekend and hopefully I can get back to running outside.
|And we took care of this lost pup until the owners were found. They were ecstatic to have Cinnamon back home.|
I had two interviews at personal training centers. They are both great places but I think one of them might be a better fit since it is not too far away from where I already work and most of my clients would follow me and I would be able to do Pilates work. I have to be patient. Both locations would have nothing ready for me before mid-October.
So basically, I have had no good excuses to not update my blog. Pure laziness. I have been a bad influence on my kid. I will try to do better job in September.