"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."

~ Anonymous
(taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Rock. Star. Status.

Rock. Star. Status.

Monday night I went to my first strength class. I sat in the office area waiting for the class to start with the five guys and three skinny bitches (here is where I would do strike though if I knew how, because I know that is wrong to say) err... I mean, other women that were going to be in the class. My heart was in my throat and EVERY fiber of my being wanted to bail.

But I stayed and you know what? I was the only girl that did regular pushups and one of only two in the class (yep, including the guys!) that went all the way, chest to floor for all 10. The instructor even gave me a "Hell yeah!"

I did, however, get my ass handed to me on all the other exercises, but I survived and I will go back on Wednesday.

Wait! There is more!

Today I went to my first Level 2 Masters swim class (I am not good enough to be in Level 1. Seriously, even the pre-masters coach agreed) so they started this intermediate level for the "middle people" like me. Well, I found out today that I am low-middle, since I am the slowest and most inept of the 'middle.'

I did find out that my old Team in Training coach is the Level 2 coach for Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. That was WAY cool!

Anyhoo, that is not why I am a rock star. I am a rock star because I went and I did all the drills including speed work.

Speed work!

In the pool!

Me, who HATES swimming.

Like I said...

Rock. Star. Status.


Calyx Meredith said...

You are a rockstar! Staying when you wanted to bail - sprinting in the pool - you are a rockstar twice over I say!

Angela said...

Definitely! But you've always been a rock star in my book.

Stef0115 said...

Oh hell yeah! Sounds like a great strength class. And I didn't know they had different levels of Masters. How naive of me I guess. I hate speedwork in the pool more than almost anything. Good for you for doing it!

I'm starting Masters later this month. The same coaches who formed the Swim Group that helped me so much to prep for Silverman are forming a Masters Program. I can't wait I love them they know how to make me swim better.

Diana said...

I don't even know what to say, I think I pee'd myself while reading this!!! Too funny....I just love eyeing up the competition at a class or event!!!

Krista said...

just got home from MY strength training class and can barely type....i did 18 push-ups....cheater style....but i DID have good form!! ;)

JenZen said...

WAY. TO. GO! Dude - you are a rockstar for just walking into that class! AND you did 10 full push-ups??? You are my idol!

Tracy said...

LOL @ "skinny bitches." You know if you used Windows Live Writer (free) you could do strike-thru and all kinds of groovy formatting (neener neener).

On the workout: I'M PROUD OF YOU!!!!

Bootchez said...

I think I already conferred the rock star status upon you when you said you can do 10 pushups . . . the fact that you can best 7 other folks (plus the swim speedwork) has got to push you into mega-star status! Way to go!

K said...

whooo hoo! awesome workouts. I'm an envious skinny bitch!

Anonymous said...

Great effort getting into some new stuff. It's scary enough doing one thing, and you did two!


Unknown said...

Yeah, baby! You are not *A* Rock Star, you are THE Rock Star.

Jo Lynn said...

You are on FIRE! Good for you. What a great feeling. ;)

IronWaddler said...

You do rock!!!

Southbaygirl said...


Klassenator said...

So it won't let me do strikethrough for you, but I can tell you how to do it:
Put this before the text:
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Put this after the text:
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Next time I see you we can have a push up competition, you will probably kick my ass, ROCKSTAR!

Anonymous said...

I was going to tell you how to strike through but someone else did...but I think you should leave the post as is.

Way to go on the workouts!

I am a wimp...I should go to my Master's Swim class but it means waking up 5 days a week at 4:30am...not a nice prospect.

Carolina John said...

hey now. you're a rock star. get your game on, get paid. all that glitters is gold, only superstars break the mold.

color me jealous just because you actually did get back in the pool. i'm still waiting.

Julianne said...

You are a rock star! FO SHO! I can attest to that RBR! Great job sticking through that class. I totally need to incorporate some strength training in my routine!

ShirleyPerly said...

Woo hoo - I'd say you're definitely a rock star!

Speed work in the pool is tough but I think like running speedwork it never really gets easier but you get used to that dying feeling so it doesn't feel as bad. Keep up the good work!