Four amazing things in this somewhat stressful, full of sick kids and family drama non-amazing week:
1) In boxing I am now in the phase where I block punches. It sounds way worse than it actually is so don't think that I am getting hurt...I'm not. I've only seen 1 other person in class do this so either they want to just scare me in the class or they must think I'm ready for a little bit more than a routine jab. Here is how it works...at a pretty fast pace (they call it "real time") I block the right side of my head with my glove as the person hits their glove on mine (at my head), I block the left side for the same reason, I give a left jab and then a right hook. AWESOME!
2) I am conquering the speed bag. This may seem like a very simple thing to do...just hit a bag with the side of your first. This takes a lot of practice and so much more concentration than I thought. I've tried the bag now twice and I can go from using my right hand to my left hand without the bag stopping or getting messed up...most of the time. :)
3) I am officially employed by WOW...the gym that I go to. I am subbing at the moment until the end of December for the regular cycling instructor. She will be coming back in 2013 to be the regular teacher again. There was a lot (and I mean...A LOT) of confusion once I started subbing and a lot of turnover with teachers and our "boss". It is actually calming down a bit and I am getting at least 1 class of my own starting in January...maybe 2. I will find out soon.
4) I just bought the next size down in jeans! AND they fit. :) I was not this size in college. So I am now realizing that I might have to do some shopping.