My Friday was work of a different kind – I had taken a few more days off this week to finish my ski instructor training at Beaver Creek! I finished up training on Wednesday and Thursday, but Friday and Saturday I was doing “audits” – where I observe other instructors teach classes to help me better learn the flow. It was interesting to see how each instructor had a very different style, but it was also frustrating not to be able to step in myself. I am eager to teach! I won’t get to do that until December 28th, though, so for now, I had to be content with just watching and learning.
I had two audits on Friday, but on Saturday, I scheduled my last audit for the morning – which meant that I could get back home to Superior in the afternoon. Before I went to the mountain, I squeezed in a 60 minute yoga class – and was so proud of myself for doing so! I know 60 minutes is standard class length for in person, but with Peloton yoga, I’ve mostly been doing the shorter classes, and I’ve been a little nervous about trying to get through a longer one, but this didn’t go nearly as slowly as I expected. It probably helps that I absolutely love Kristin McGee 🙂
After doing my last audit, I immediately hightailed it out of Beaver Creek to get on the road. There was a snowstorm coming in (hooray, we need it on the mountain!) and I was hoping I could beat it so the roads would be dry for my trip home. Well, I totally lucked out – not only did I beat the storm, but the roads were traffic-free; I made it home from the mountain in a near-record two hours!
I was so happy to get home to Mom and Sadie, and I took Sadie Bug out for a three mile run to celebrate. She was so happy to have me back to run with her!
In the evening, Mom and I watched an episode of The Great British Bakeoff, and I made a vegetable coconut curry for dinner. It wasn’t quite as flavorful as I wanted, and later I worried that it was a lack of taste and that I might have COVID?! But I soon realized that this recipe just wasn’t particularly flavorful, rather than it being anything wrong with me; I would double the spices next time.
On Sunday, I was thrilled to finally have a day off – and I started it with Kristin’s holiday yoga flow, which I took live. It was delightful! I thought it was really cute how Kristin assigned holiday names to each pose, even though it made it a little harder to follow. I went from that right into an upper body bike bootcamp with Tunde, then tacked on a 10 minute core and another 10 minute arms. I was really proud of myself for getting in such a good workout! I do really enjoy “stacking” Peloton classes based on what I’m in the mood for on a particular day. And, I also love having the time to do such a long stack of workouts – what a great way to start my Sunday!
At 11am, I went for a walk around the neighborhood with my friend Chris, and then got home for lunch with Mom – some homemade latkes she had made the day before. Yum! They were especially good heated up in the air fryer, and with applesauce on the side.
Later in the afternoon, I headed down to J’s house and we took our dogs for a walk around the neighborhood – it was a nice opportunity to see him and his kids, all outdoors and safely masked. It is really hard not to be able to just all hang out in person, and I still think it’s really silly that I see him but not his kids (since if they got COVID, it would almost definitely be transmitted to him), but that’s what my mom said she was comfortable with, so we are going with it.
In the evening, Mom and I finally got to curl up on the couch together and watch Sweet Magnolias, a Netflix show I’ve been wanting to watch with her for a while. As I expected, the setting is a small town that is kind of like a southern version of Stars Hollow (from Gilmore Girls), and we really like the main characters and the plot! I think this one will be a keeper for us.
But by the time the one hour show ended, I was exhausted and more than ready for bed. I looked at the clock, thinking it must be 9:30 or 10, but it was actually only 7:30! Guess I was more tired than I thought. I ended up going to bed by 8:45, to gear up for my last full week of (consulting) work before the holiday. I am ready for a break!