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15 February 2009 @ 11:07 pm
In which I whinge  
I don't mind covering classes for other instructors. In truth, I feel as if I can't refuse when several of them have kids and the accompanying schedule conflicts, unexpected sick days and general emergencies and when another of them is injured and incapable of teaching for at least another week - likely more.

But I want to work out, dammit. I want to take class, to get a chance to throw myself into it for an hour, to follow the cues and sweat and feel as if I'm making some effort toward getting rid of this winter jiggle. Also, my brain is very near to being complete mush. This morning, I couldn't think while I was teaching. It's as if I'm doing the same old things, every darned time. Creativity is all but climbing out the window. I need time to recharge.

But I couldn't say no to covering the 10:30 tomorrow, and I'd already promised to cover Tuesday's 9:15* (which means I'm doing a double that morning).

I'm sore from teaching so many classes last week. I'm cranky and fretful and worried that I won't give the members an interesting and/or challenging workout.

*the instructors who normally teach this slot are both hardcore, and have been in the fitness business for twenty years. the members who show up to these classes have a certain expectation. it may well be stupid, but I totally get in my head when it comes to this particular class. ah, well. I have no choice but to suck it up and do the best I can.

Told you it was a silly grumble.
I feel: soresore
Josh Shainejoshwriting on February 16th, 2009 04:52 am (UTC)
Unrelated response:

I was at Boskone this weekend, and found myself perusing What Do You Do with a Drunken Sailor, Unexpurgated Sea Chanties, and thought of you.

Kel: sir didymusladyjoust on February 16th, 2009 05:52 am (UTC)
Ooo! That's brilliant! I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for a reasonably priced used copy.
wench18wench18 on February 16th, 2009 01:33 pm (UTC)
I think your icon is appropriate for this. Heroes in a glum about something or other - probably doubting themselves....and yet? They are still heroes. No one doubts them ... but them!

So. You will be fine at the classes that aren't usually yours.

And ... it is STILL OK to say no once in a while...recharging is a valid and needed respite.
Cat: Garrissontomincloset on February 16th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
I just take this moment to point out that 99.999999 percent of people who go to the gym do not get offered employment by their instructors. So you must be (and have been) doing something not sucky some of the time.