I have got another embarrassing tale to tell you all, but I will leave it until a bit later to fill you in... I have other things that I need to get out of the way first...
I mentioned the other day that I am organising a local bootcamp to get
everyone involved... Well it is now happening - every Friday and every
Monday, which means I kind of have to attend... But I am replacing my
one on one session with the PT for 2 bootcamps - financially it works
out the same but I got far bigger DOM's with my one on one session... I
will just play it by ear and if I think that the bootcamps aren't enough
for me I will switch to a PT session instead...
Don't get me wrong, at the moment I get DOM's every second session and I
still struggle to get through them but they are getting easier each
time - even though the work outs are getting harder! Tomorrow I must go
for a run first - I haven't done a run for about a week and a half (not
including the 1km time trial) so I am feeling like my life as Runner 5
(zombie training speak) is being seriously neglected...
Speaking of DOMs... Yesterday was my 3rd game of softball, (797 cals
burnt for the game) but I only got up to bat once (and struck out) the
other team KILLED us, even our best players were struck out... but I
played second base and ran around a lot then was sent into right field
because they were all such big hitters... I was running around like a
mad thing - and loving it!
I have been askedif I would like to be trained as a pitcher, something I
never really thought about, but yesterday I got out there after the
game and practised pitching - and today I can barely lift my right arm!
OMG I didn't know how much a pitcher used their tricep muscles... I
think I am going to have a big bulging right arm if I dont start working
out the other one too!... Or as a friend said I will be a lopsided
Well today, once again, I am entirely grateful for my day off,
especially due to the fact that it rained a lot this morning, highly
unusual for SA this time of year, but we are very glad for it that's for
sure! Anyway once the rain cleared we decided that we really needed to
go and tend to our bee hives - we are newbie bee-keepers so we are
learning as we go too... (here comes the embarrassing story)
We noticed that one of our hives had stuck their frames to the base
board with honey comb, this is something we needed to clean up...
So of we trekked all decked out, determined to not get stung again (this
has been happening a bit lately, last one was on my cheek bone as it
got under my veil). So I was prepared this time, I had long pants, long
shirt, veil and long elbow length leather gloves - nothing was going to
get me today!
We got the smoker fired up and everything was going smoothly - even
though we had some seriously ticked off bees... you can tell when they
are angry as their buzzing sounds different.
Anyway, we were doing really well and had scraped the base of the first
frame clean when a felt a crawling up my leg - but I couldn't do
anything I was holding a bee laden frame with thousands of bees all over
Me: 'Maaaattt, There is something crawling up my leg...'
Matt: 'You'll be right, it's probably just an ant, just keep going.'
Me: 'Seriously, the only ants down here are bull ants and I don't want
them up my pants, I have to put this frame back in and get it out,'
Matt: 'Next time tuck your pants into your socks.'
Matt: 'Ok, just get the frame back into the hive and get it out'
Me: [rushing to get the frame back in whilst walking like a cowbow so I
don't squash the ant into my crotch area] (which is where the thing had
crawled to by this stage)
Matt: 'Pull down your pants!'
Me: 'Wow Babe, so romantic... OUCH!!!'
Matt: [trying desperately not to laugh] 'You ok, was it an ant?'
Me: 'NO IT WAS NOT AND IT GOT ME RIGHT ON MY &*^%'
So you get the idea... I got stung on the rude bits by a bee! But then a
few bees fell into Matt's glove and stung his wrist (that's what you
get for not wearing the right gloves Mr Smarty Pants!) But then I got
stung on the shin through my trackie pants, so we gave up - we will have
to do it again next weekend... (I am totally wearing Jeans tucked into
socks next time) At least the honey that we got was delicious, but
totally not worth the price!
So, now the issue is that I have a sore (you know what)....which I am
hoping it is better by tomorrow because at this stage I can't walk
without it hurting let alone do a boot camp or a run!!
And on that incredibly embarrassing note I am off to cook dinner!
I hope you are all having a good rest day too!! Take care all and fill me in on what you are up to!