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!
MY FIRST TIME
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.
UPCOMING BLOGGY EVENTS
• 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
• 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!