Unfortunately I am not referring to a series of ab exercises. Rather it is beginning to hit me that in less than 2 weeks I will be taking my personal training certification test and I am freaking-the-f-out!!
Every spare moment I have lately (which hasn’t been much, mind you) is spent studying. At all times I have a stash of flash cards or study guides on my person so I can get in a quick moment of review when the opportunity arises. My boss and Joe have been kind of enough to quiz me on any stack of flash cards that I force into their hands. I have even taken to reciting terminology and definition to the athletes I coach so that I have a continual stream of test information flowing at all times. They are less than enthusiastic about the subject, but they are good sports!!
I had a rough go of it getting out of the house this morning — no amount of coffee could keep my eye lids open so I got to the gym later than I had wanted to. I completed a super quick circuit workout that went a little something like this:
So, run 1 mile then complete 2 rounds of the mini-circuit below. Run another mile, complete 2 rounds of the mini-circuit below that and so forth. Normally when I do circuits like this I will do at least 3 rounds of each “mini-circuit” but my slow morning left me in a bit of a rush, so I cut it down to 2 rounds.
My mile times:
mile 1 = 9:27
mile 2 = 8:43
mile 3 = 8:30
It has been a while since I have done pull ups so I was struggling a bit — they eventually turned into kipping pull ups so the momentum certainly did help get my chin over the bar. That being said though, I am already feeling that wonderful soreness in my shoulders and upper back so I must have done something right!
After today’s workout and a quick shower I hustled over to the coffee shop so that I could study for a little over an hour before it was time for me so start coaching:
So much information!
Well, it is time to rest these old bones and to give my brain a chance to absorb as much study material as possible!