Even I know that 6 words aren't going to cut it for almost a week of missed letters in the 2016 #atozchallenge, but I'm here. I made it back. It might be a poor effort but I'ma gonna see this thru.....
Some of my letter ideas for the week were:
REPETITIONS - RANGE OF MOTION
SPINNING AND SPIVI
I've instructed 5 indoor cycling classes in the last 10 days, the sixth starts in about an hour from now. I'm the new kid on the block that is struggling to build her class numbers. I have a language barrier, physical barrier and experience barrier. I'm working really hard to build confidence in me, both for the gyms members and for myself.
For some equally smart/stupid reasons, I've made a seperate music playlist for all 6 classes. I have discovered my inner DJ or I've managed to find another major source of distraction. Some people can put a music playlist and workout program together in a few hours, it takes me days.
It took me over 4 hours to add two Prince songs to my "tribute" playlist for this morning's class. I use a program called Mixmeister to chop and piece together songs and music. I like my program and music to be timed perfectly to the second. The music needs to jump when I say jump. It has to tell a story, even if most people in the class don't understand the words. I want to help them understand. I was up till after midnight again.
|Thanks Rebel Thrivers|
I might change my modus operandi and start using Spotify instead. Buying music is becoming more expensive than a streaming membership... Prince was anti-streaming because the artists didn't get paid enough. A conundrum. Lucky I replaced my first Purple Rain LP with a CD a while back. I was one of those teenagers who painted her room purple...
Watch this space... later today I'll be doing a big catch up.... and seeing as I labour over my blog posts as much as I do my playlists it might not get finished until Sunday.
Woah - hang on a second, there's a few hundred words here now. Lots of O, P, R, S and T words... It hasn't taken me very long, this gig gets easier the more you do it.
I feel as if putting my sneakers on just added 3000 steps to my step counter, without having to go to far.
I wish my step counter would count time on the bike. That's a whole lot of unrecorded effort, but I can feel the results in my legs. They are stronger, lighter, faster, better.
It's time to get back on the instructors podium. The two Prince songs I've added to my playlist are 'Let's go crazy' as my opening and 'Purple Rain' in the finale... I shed a tear yesterday when my bonus boys heard it for the first time.
I can't promise I'll write more. If I don't I will have plenty of time to catch up on a lot of other people's #atozchallenge posts.
Enjoy your ride.
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