Firstly, thank you all who left encouraging messages whilst I've been feeling a bit "yuck". Today was so busy however that I didn't have time to feel icky.
I got to the gym at 8am and immediately got stuck into learning my Step Choreo for an hour before going off to teach "RPM tech", which is a half hour introductory class and then RPM at 9.30am. After morning tea, it was back to learn more Step choreo and slam down a quick snack. At 1.30pm I took students from a local high school for a Step class. My goal had been to go through the new Step release and get a bit of much needed practice. However when I saw a gaggle of 20 hormonally charged 16 year old boys and maybe 8 girls, I had to change plans mid workout. There were a couple of boys that were really rude and started playing up, so after Track 2, I decided to ditch the step and go into Bootcamp mode.
I don't have boys, but I feel like a lot of the playing up was due to them being 16 and needing to release a bit of energy. I was also getting a little irritated by them, so I gave them a good thrashing. Plyo jumps, squat thrusts, plyo push ups, depth jumps, suicide runs (yes, Kek, suicide runs!) - I ran every interval and jumped every jump with them - and when they moaned that they were feeling tired, I gave them a bit more of the drill sergeant treatment and barked "that's no excuse, I'm old enough to be your mother!" After a challenging plank session, they'd really changed their tune and I spent the rest of the afternoon rather amused at the those of making almost grown men cry! Actually I think they secretly rather enjoyed themselves.....
I've also just received the fantastic news that we came 18th out of 72 mixed teams in the Adventure Race. We could have placed as high as 16th as our point scores were the same, but the teams in front of us got home 2 minutes earlier..bummer! Almost in the top 20% for our first effort together...what a thrill!