I teach a class on Monday evenings, so with Christmas and New Year’s Eves both falling on Monday nights, I’ve missed teaching that class for two weeks in a row. I’m glad to be back on schedule this week!
Here’s something else I’m thankful for: SNOW!!! I know I may be in the minority here, and you won’t find too many people around these parts that get excited over snow since we usually see A LOT of it! In fact, Syracuse usually wins the honor of ‘Snowiest U.S. City’. Last year was kind of a strange year for us. It was the warmest winter on record here and we hardly had any snow!
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you might remember that my husband and I bought snowshoes last Christmas. So of course it wouldn’t snow in Syracuse the year I get snowshoes!!!!
This December started out on the unseasonably warm side, so I was hoping we would not be in for another winter with no snow, but then right before Christmas, Mother Nature dumped a boatload of the white stuff on us. I am happy to report that my husband and I have taken our snowshoes out 3 whole times already! That’s not bad actually, since he doesn’t usually exercise and we are pretty busy carting kids to practices and games most of the time. It’s nice to get out and enjoy the outdoors and each other’s company and take in the beauty of the area. I definitely am a fan of the snowshoes. If you’ve never tried it, I’m sure you can find a place in your community to rent them, which is what I did before deciding I liked it enough to get a pair of my own.
I got mine from LL Bean. Aren’t they super cute??
Here’s the playlist that I will be using for tomorrow’s class:
Animal: Warm up
People Like Us: Continuation of warmup. Bring it up out of the saddle for a light climb.
Mermaid: Standing climb
Generation of Love: Seated ccelerations on the chorus
Pump It Up: Alternate seated/standing flat
Figure 8: Standing climb, adding gear every 45 seconds
Stickshifts and Safety Belts: This one’s sure to put a smile on your face! 🙂 Seated flat
One Night In Bangkok: Remember this one? I haven’t heard it in ages! Alternate seated/standing climb
Aqua Vitae: I love songs that have that epic, cinema song feel to them for seated climbs
Feel This Moment: Start with 8 count jumps/move to 4 count jumps. I think there’s an F bomb in here somewhere-careful!
Mr. Vain: Seated accelerations
Rasputin: Alternate seated/standing climb
Hey Baby: Standing flat
Sleepy Maggie: Recovery
Tabata: Seated accelerations 20 seconds x8
We Both Know: Cool Down