Thursday, February 21, 2008

Long Night

Yesterday I was able to jump out of work a little early and head over to school to get in some cardio. I did 40 min on the elliptical and I noticed that my heart rate was elevated more so then normal. I did however reach a steady state about 4 minutes in and had no discomfort, always a good thing.

Class started around 6pm and it just moved at a snails pace. The topic was about the different energy systems and the role they play during exercise. I will spare you the details now however it is very cool stuff, it was just presented in a very dry boring manner and we discussed this in detail last semester so it was a lot of review. Good stuff to hear more then once but our instructor's presentation of it was painful. That was the first class that ends at 7:20 and then we get a 15 minute break before starting the second class. The second class is a short lecture and then we move over to the gym and workout. Again we hit the core with a variation of trunk flexion and extension movements. Some of my favorites were using the exercise balls, man; I thought I was working my core using the machine at the gym, not! I like the ball because it adds the instability factor, great workout. We broke up in teams and basically worked each other out. So, the night did get a little better and occasionally we would check out the lunar eclipse!

Class didn't end until about 9:45 and I got home a little after 10pm. I still had some things to do for work so I was up until about 1am. I'll only have one semester to go before completing the program, can't wait to finish. Yesterday was hard because I left before Gracie and Ashli were up and I didn't come home until 10pm, Gracie was already asleep. I didn't get a chance to have daddy time at all, that sucked. It really upsets me, but the weekend is coming only one more night. I will be glad when this semester is over and I get that little break through the summer, it will be nice. Gracie woke up just before I was leaving this morning and gave me a big hug, man I needed that.

Tonight is my nutrition class which usually only goes until about 8:45. The instructor is fantastic and makes the time just fly by. This weekend I do have a board meeting for the HOA on Saturday morning and then my time is for Gracie and Ashli, should be a good weekend.

Make it a great Thursday! - Jason

6 comments:

Wes said...

Those little hugs make up for a lot of missed time :-) Be strong. You will all be better off because of your hard work!!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Darn, I wish my college classes had gone to the gym...would have broken up some of the rediculous bordom. Keep at it...you're in the home stretch now.

Makita said...

Little Hugs and Big Kicks - my DD wanted to practice her karate kicks the other day (Daddy was holding the target for her). I guess he didn't expect her to have so much force for she knocked him over! He told me the next day that it was those moments that helped him get through a particularly bad day at work. :D

Have a great weekend, Jason! :)

Makita said...

So - where did you get the great new blogger template? I'm in need for a change...

David said...

Yeah, machines are good, but when you have something (like the Swiss balls) that you have to stabilize and exercise on, it's a bit tougher...but WAY better.

Hey, if you get a hankering for pancakes, BI-LO does carry a 9 grain pancake mix that's not too bad. Chop up some 'nanas into the batter, and it's pretty decent. Very "healthy" tasting, but decent. I'm a big proponent of doing your best to deal with a craving with a healthy option, over avoiding it all together. That just leads to binges.

Darrell said...

You sure are busy. Glad to hear school is going well.

Enjoy the weekend with your girls.