Good afternoon, orrr evening?
Phew… I feel like today and the entire week is absolutely flying. Anybody else?
My Wednesday started on a very early note. As some of you were reading this morning’s post, I was attending a 7 a.m. community networking meeting representing the gym. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it went well, and it was also nice to meet people from fellow businesses in the area. I came home around 9 a.m. which was just long enough to change and head out to the gym afterwards.
It had been a while since I attended a group training class (without teaching it), so I wanted to get in a good cardio and strength circuit in the form of our Rockit class at 10 a.m. I had a couple of friends drop in and take it with me, and all three of us definitely left feeling the burn!
I usually like to wear my Polar FT60 heart rate monitor during workouts, and found it interesting to see that this one was an even forty minutes of rotating between Zones 1, 2, and 3. I love the intensity feature of this watch!
(This photo was taken later on in training apparel.)
I actually started feeling pretty nauseous after class. I felt myself getting a headache a few hours before, and being my normal stubborn-minded self, I put off taking medicine until I absolutely needed it. That was a mistake.
I ended up getting a slight migraine and was fortunate to have a break in the day to try to rest and knock it out. It’s amazing what couple of Advil, water, a healthy dose of carbs and sugar, and a quick nap in the dark can do for you.
I woke up around lunch time and hopped in the shower in order to look presentable for an afternoon appointment at the gym. By the time I got dressed and downstairs, I was more than ready for something to eat.
Lunch came together quickly, thanks to leftovers from yesterday’s eats!
Quinoa with spinach, tomatoes, and feta with sweet potatoes and grilled chicken
… and a cutie for the road!
On my way to the gym, I wasn’t sure I had much to chat about on the blog today, but then I started thinking about something completely random and intriguing as I drove.
I couldn’t tell you where this all came from, but I thought it would make for interesting conversations in the comment section…
Some of my answers might seem weird, but everyone has their strengths and weaknesses, as well as ambitions and fears. Personally, I think I am scared about some pretty odd things.
5 (well… 6) Things I Am Deathly Afraid Of:
Bugs? I got those.
Spiders? no biggie.
Snakes? Absolutely not. No size, no way, no how.
• extremely crowded spaces
It’s not the amount of people that freak me out, it’s running into them and the feeling of being claustrophobic that gets to me. I will never be the one to suggest going to a theme park. I’ll tag along with Scott or friends, but if it were up to me, I would avoid them all together.
• dark and cold water
If it isn’t close to clear, I don’t trust it. I wish I wasn’t such a baby about this, but… I am. Also, extremely cold water just doesn’t seem necessary. I get enough cold during the winters up here, so if I have a choice of basking in the sun on a boat or on a beach, I will always choose that over taking a dip in freezing water.
Sorry, my snorkle friends… I won’t be joining you.
• touching fish (a vital part of going fishing)
I briefly touched on this one in my trip to Florida highlights, but I can’t… especially if they are alive. I have no interest, and I just can’t. The fear of things moving in the water is real, y’all.
I had a bad experience with a Caesar salad in college and can’t ever go back. Keep in mind that anchovies are fish. So… there’s that.
Scott surprised me with a skydiving trip on my 23rd birthday. It took me about two hours to convince myself to do it, and let’s just say… it wasn’t for me. I ended up getting extremely sick afterwards and screamed in fear the entire way down. Did it once, never again!
5 Things I Am Not-So Afraid Of:
• cleaning up after peoples’ (and animal) accidents
I swear… our pets are training us for children. That’s all I’m saying.
Flying used to freak me out a little, but not these days. I’ve been through some serious turbulence spells, and while it wasn’t enjoyable, I tend to remain pretty calm.
Obviously, this isn’t something I’m quite ready to experience… but I haven’t been afraid of dying in years. I used to have a serious phobia here. Since I started dating Scott, however, his comfort in his faith and lack of fear in dying has rubbed off on me.
My sister has an extreme phobia of riding in elevators. She would much rather climb thirty floors of stairs before hopping in one, especially by herself. I’m not a huge fan of them, but they don’t bother me all that much.
• speaking in front of a crowd or camera
As long as I come prepared and know what I’m talking about, public speaking doesn’t really bother me.
I guess that works out… since I pretty much broadcast my life on this blog.
That’s just me!
So tell me…
What are some things you are deathly afraid of?
What are you not-so afraid of that might come as a surprise to others?