Today is my Friday, however instead of joy, I’m feeling a bit anxious. Thing is, I’m having surgery tomorrow. I vaguely documented some of the issues I’ve been having over the past 6+ months (yikes!) and after meeting with a specialist it turns out I need to have surgery to be fixed. The good thing is that the surgery is quick and should be painless, but it’s still surgery and the drugs may render me a bit out of it for the rest of the day.
I’m not a wimp, but I’m a little nervous. The only time I’ve been put out is for the few endoscopies and one colonoscopy I’ve had. Both were easy and since they weren’t surgery, the recovery was simple. This recovery should be easy, I’m just not sure how I feel about knowing that I may be loopy and make zero sense after.
And while I’m sharing these thoughts, I’m a bit more anxious about my second surgery (unrelated to the first) which is next Tuesday. For that one I’m having a severely deviated septum repaired and no, it’s not just a cover up for a nose job. 🙂 My nose will hopefully look exactly the same after. But I’m anxious about that one because it has a more significant recovery curve and comes with discomfort. I keep telling myself that lame teenagers get nose jobs and can get through it so I can surely get through this. While that thought makes me smile it doesn’t do much to calm my nerves.
The best way for me to keep my nerves at bay is to stay busy.
In an attempt to do just that I made a trip to a gym I hadn’t been to in a while. I used to teach at this gym 2x’s a week, but since the classes were at 9:30 when I started working full time I had to give them up. It has been quite a while since I’d been back to the gym. There was a 6:30 spin and a 6:30 bootcamp so I figured I’d see who was teaching each and then decide.
I got to the gym around 6 so I hopped on the treadmill and ran a mile. I always want to say “I ran a quick mile” but since I’m not quick, I don’t feel it’s right to say. I was under a 10 minute mile which for me is quick. Sad?
I went with the boot camp. I used to teach a 6am class at the same time as this instructor and I knew his class was popular. Since I was never able to take it then, I was pretty excited to try it now. It’s held in the sportsplex, which is pretty much a basketball court, full size I think.
I get in there and there are a lot of people, i’d say maybe 30, but I’m not good at estimating these things. He puts out some cones and a ladder and we get started running laps around the court. OK, a few laps to warm up is fine. Um, no. We keep running and running. We then continue the laps mixing in lunges, jumps, skips, side-steps. Then it’s back to running. Let’s add some sprints. Then we’re hopping over cones, running through the ladder, but still pretty much running. Essentially the class was running (in one way or another) for almost an hour. The second to last part of the class had us split in two. One half did more running (surprise!) while the other half did jumping jacks with a body bar and burpees. Then the groups switched. The final part was abs and it just felt so good to not be running.
Let me tell you how glad I was that I ran that mile before class. Sense the sarcasm.
Did I enjoy it? Yeah, I did. I also realized a few things about my fitness. I’m not fast. That I’ve known all along. But you know what? I’ve got some solid endurance. Towards the end you could tell that people were tired and run down. I felt great and was able to keep going. Guess it’s the whole tortoise and the hare concept.
I’m teaching tonight and am really excited. I won’t be teaching for about 2 weeks so I’m going to enjoy every last minute. Plus since my mom will be up to drive me tomorrow, she’s coming to class too. She’s the one who got me started on spinning so it will be fun to have her in the class. Although it will be her first time on the Keiser bikes so I wonder what she’ll think.
Have a fabulous weekend! I’ll be back on Monday.