Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Short Run, Swim

Today was an early day for me. I had more done by 9am than most people get done all day. I was up at 3 and done running with my dogs by 4. I fed the dogs, had some coffee, and 1/2 a bagel with peanut butter and jelly. Then I was off to train my first clients of the day. I ran a total of only 6 miles today because I had a terrible headache, which I have had since Sunday. I took migraine medication and a 2 hour nap. After that I felt a 100 times better and trained another client. Then I went to swim at my favorite outdoor pool.

I trained 3 clients from 5-6am. One of them is training for her first triathlon in September. Her husband is training for the same race but I don't train him. It is so important to have your partner support you in all of your fitness goals. I find in my experience it is usually the opposite. A great example is sleeping in rather than opting for a scheduled bike ride. I am sure it is great to sleep in with your husband on Sunday but then again who signed up for the triathlon? I also am training a couple for a race in August. They are supposed to do strength training with me on Friday mornings (both of them) and at times they snooze through the alarm. They should be pushing each other out of the BED. It drives me nuts. I also train several women who are trying to lose weight. Their significant other drives through the drive through and orders them a hamburger! I could go on and on.

It is so important to support your partner in their health and fitness goals. As long as they are trying to be healthy, why would you want to sabotage them? Support them and don't influence them in a negative way because you might be jealous of them!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tired, Tired, Tired

Monday was a day off from training. I actually came home and took a 2 hour nap. I think all the running the previous days caught up to me. Plus the fact that it is so hot here didn't help much. I rarely take naps, I just try and go to bed early.
Today I plan to swim and run so I will update you tomorrow on how it goes. I am very excited to say that my new website is almost ready. It is www.coachcyndee.com. As soon as I finalize my logo then I will add that to the site.
As I said not much going on in my world so I will go for now.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Day In The Life Of Cyndee

This is the first day of my blog entry. I am not sure how this will go or how dedicated I will be to writing this but I thought I would give it a try. It is Sunday so that means my day is pretty boring. Not that other days are so exciting but let me just fill you in on what I did.

I was able to sleep in today until 6am. That is several hours past the normal time I get up, so that was kind of nice. I had to teach a spin class at the 24 Hour Fitness in Summerlin at 8am. I had some new music so I was somewhat excited about trying it out. I downloaded a few new songs that I really liked. Careless Whisper by Seether was one of them, and Wanted by Jesse James was another. After spin class I had to look forward to a 2 hour run. By this time the weather was getting hot. It must have been at least 100. After finishing my run I had an incredible headache so it was Advil and nap time until 3.

At 4pm I had to go to a clients house to teach her to swim. It continues to amaze me the amount of adults that don't know how to swim. If there is one thing that parents can do for their children, it is to teach them how to swim. It is so hard to learn as an adult. I have a ton patience and even I get frustrated teaching adults to swim. When I tell someone to kick with their lets straight and they bend their legs thinking they are kicking with straight legs it drives me crazy. Then again I am telling them kick with straight legs but bend your knees a little and keep feet flexible! It sounds ridiculous but that is how you kick when you swim! OK enough about teaching people how to swim. It is not easy to teach an adult to swim and that is that.

The rest of the night is for relaxing and getting to bed early. I am getting up at 3am to be at the gym at 5am to train clients. It is so hot in Las Vegas I have to walk my dogs before I go to work. So that means 3am is the time to get up!

OK I know that was an exciting day but hopefully I will have more excitement to talk about tomorrow.