I’ve decided to pursue my certification in personal training — hopefully followed by my RRCA certification!
I have six months to learn everything I need to know, get re-certified in CPR/AED and then take my exam and holy cow am I nervous already. I’m a TERRIBLE test taker (my GRE scores are proof of this) — but I’m determined to make time for this and do my practice tests and study study study!
My parents were nice enough to chip in to cover the cost as part of my Christmas gift this year. Thanks, Mom and Dad!
To be quite honest, I’m not sure what I plan to do with the certification. At least to start with, I’m hoping it will add credibility to my health journalism/communication master’s degree and maybe I can give personal training on the side. If anyone wants to let me practice on them — let me know! 😉
I went for my first long run today (four miles) to kick off my ten mile training plan. It was NOT pretty — my recovery from the flu is dragging on and on and that means that my run was a bit….phlegm-y — sorry for that visual.
But I kept a pretty decent pace and was treated by this sight at the halfway point:
In comparison, this is how the falls look when they’re thawed:
Since the temp was somewhere around 15 degrees when I headed out for my run, and I couldn’t remember how to dress for that kind of running, I opted for layers.
-Lucy running tights with Lucy running pants over them
-New Brooks gloves (LOVE them!)
-Lululemon Run Swiftly LS
-My new Fila running LS tech from my sister-in-law and family (!!)
-Monster Dash half-zip from 2009 half marathon
I was a little toasty, but didn’t feel overheated at all.
On a totally random note, the new restaurant that’s been taking FORever to be built is finally showing some progress.
There is another Blue Door Pub location that’s been open for a few years in St. Paul, but it’s a very small place and there’s ALWAYS a long wait for a table. So I’m pretty excited for this location to open — and within walking distance of my house! They specialize in juicy blucys — burgers with cheese inside of the patty. And they get creative with it. Check out the menu.
What are your New Years Eve/Day plans?