Thursday, November 29, 2012

Three Things Thursday

My daily routine has been royally messed up for a couple weeks now. First it was all the Thanksgiving hoopla. My hubby and kids had FIVE days off school/work. We had a nice long weekend that was unusually relaxing for us. I ran two races here and here. We put up most of our Christmas decorations. By Sunday night though, I was ready to get back to our weekly schedule. However, in the wee hours of Monday morning, I woke up with a horrible case of the flu. I thought I was going to die. Okay, I'm exaggerating... but really, it sucked. Two days later, Little Girl got it too.  Today, we seem to be back to normal and it's time to get my butt into the gym. I feel lazy, however, I did lose nearly 5 pounds with the "Flu Diet". Whew! Goodbye extra Thanksgiving weight!

I'm excited. I'm nervous. I just want to get it done with already. On Saturday, I teach my first Spinning class! And then I have 4 classes in my first week! I love Spinning almost as much as I love running, so I'm anxious to share that passion.  My health club is filled with talented, dedicated people. I've been lucky to find some pretty great role models there. I feel so grateful for the opportunity to become an instructor among them.

• Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the Blogger Holiday Card Exchange, hosted by the great (Just) Trying Is For Little Girls.  I love getting and receiving Christmas cards!

• Are you challenging yourself over the holidays?  Sign up for the Jingle Bell Hell Dec. 8-16. It's a virtual race 1/3 marathon, but you can do a 5k if you prefer. The objective is to find the hilliest course that you can (aka. the hell) and conquer it. I'm putting together a Peoria run on Sat, Dec. 15. Afterward, we'll celebrate with hot cocoa and christmas cookies. So far, I've suckered persuaded 10 fellow Sole Sisters to join me.

• I love taking photos, but seriously need to improve my Instagram skills. Join me in the #HolidayADay Instagram Challenge for December. Follow me on Instagram here.

• Need a December challenge? Who wants to do a Holiday Squat-A-Thon with me?  Print, hang it on your fridge, and then check off the days until the New Year... and a firm booty!


  1. oh the squatathon sounds horrific, seriously. I did a burpee challenge one month and actually loved that, maybe I will revive on dec 1 for myself

  2. ooooooh squats! printing it out now!

  3. Good luck on your first spin class. I am sure it will be great! One of these days I am going to try spinning! I am doing a similar squat-athin that a friend posted on facebook. I love a good challenge to encourage me to get things done.

  4. all over the squatathon. Thanks for posting!

  5. omg my quads just twitched looking at that squatathon! Good luck with your spin class!! You'll do great and glad to hear that you're feeling better.

  6. Thanks for the link up, buddy! You are going to be an amazing spin teacher. I wish I could take your class.

  7. Oh my goodness I love the squat-a-thon! I am totally doing that!!

  8. OH I like the squat-a-thon! I am gonna do that one!

  9. I am doing Jingle Bell Hell (the 5K version)...don't know how hilly the course will be by your standards but the fact that I haven't been able to run much at all in the last few months will make it hell for me no matter what...LOL. I finally got out and did a two mile interval run the other day and then was disgusted by how much I hurt for the next 48 hours...big sign that I need to get my butt into gear and this race is giving me the motivation to do that, so thank you for that!

  10. Hope your spinning class goes well. I bet you'll be AWESOME! You seem like you'd be very upbeat and really make the class fun, in spite of the whole I'm dying part.

    I have a 5K a day challenge in Dec....if you need something else to do. LOL.

  11. Thanks for the shout-out! Jingle Bell Hell can be anything that is your own personal hell...hills not required ;-)

    That Squat-A-Thon sounds intense!

  12. Oh my gosh, spinning is killer! I just can't get into it. I went twice a week for a month. Good luck! You have such passion!

    I love squats thanks to my extra padding down there and am doing the Squat-A-Thon with you!

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