This morning will be my first time back in the gym teaching a class. My mental schedule is so out of whack, when I wake up each morning I have to really think about what day it is. It’s Sunday. That means it’s the 5th day of being down for the count. I’ll blame my lack of routine and the pain meds.
Since June I’ve taken on 9 classes a week. It’s likely the reason why I injured my back, though I will gladly blame anything else but that. The night before I didn’t sleep very well, therefore, I didn’t allow myself to recover. That morning I cleaned all three bathrooms in the house, like really got down on my hands and knees and scrubbed every corner. Cleaning has not been my top priority since starting school, so I’m fairly certain that contributed. And ultimately, the first day of marathon training with the inaugural 3 mile run could have done it also. But I refuse to blame my teaching schedule. Bodypump six days a week? Nah, that can’t possibly be it. Right.
Today the test run will be Bodyflow, a fusion of tai chi, yoga, and pilates. It can be more difficult that lifting weights. Or it can be relaxing and restorative. I have a feeling today will be difficult, but more mental than physical. A lot of talking, which I don’t like to do normally. This will be an interesting challenge.