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Day 40

16 Jul

It’s my last Monday both at the internship and in Raleigh! Time really does fly..

I spent pretty much the majority of the weekend with Kathie doing girl-y things; went to the zoo, watched the Twilight series, ate lots, and just hung out. It was relaxing and the perfect way to spend my last weekend in Raleigh!

 The Asheboro zoo was fun! We went once it opened and it seemed like all of the animals were still asleep though. The hype was around the baby giraffe that was born earlier in July; it was the first baby giraffe since 1996 that’s ever been born at this zoo! Although they hid both the mother and baby, both were reported to be doing very well; we were bummed we couldn’t see the baby but that just gives me an excuse to visit NC again :).

I have 2 more sessions with my client at State, one today and the last one tomorrow. It’s crazy to think we’ve been working together for almost 1.5 years! After training, I came straight to work to get started on the last assignments I need to turn in on Friday. I finished my internship portfolio  and can’t wait to turn it in Friday and be DONE!

I planned to run this morning, but decided to postpone it til later for two reasons: 1. it was still dark at 5:30am and I needed to be out of the house by then or I’d be rushed to leave by 7:45am and 2. it was 5:30am. I’m trying to get a couple runs around Lake Johnson before Friday! The park is so beautiful and I’m going to miss it tremendously.

This week in workouts:

  • Monday-run Lake Johnson (if the weather permits) or Body Pump
  • Tuesday-teach Body Sculpt & Balance & ran LJ!
  • Wednesday-Yoga Challenge
  • Thursday-teach Cycle!
  • Friday-Body Attack lite* or Body Pump. I’m not sure what the “lite” entails; I love the normal version of Attack and if this is a lower-impact format, I’ll for-go it and take Pump!

Have a marvelous Monday!

Day 36

10 Jul

Today is the day..

My last final hoo-rah of my internship-the special project.

It’s been a long time coming, and I can’t believe it’s all over! I presented on Exercise and Stress: How exercise can help alleviate stress in the workplace. I’ve linked the presentation to this post; if you view it, I ask that if for some oddreason you present on the same topic and use this material, you link back to my original presentation!

Why?

At the time I was beginning the internship, I had just graduated from college, I was still unsure about graduate school, I started a new experience with people I didn’t know one day after graduation; I couldn’t “work”, I was adjusting to a new schedule, and worst of all- friends were beginning to leave. Stressed? You bet. But I’m not the only person going through stressful times and it won’t be the last time either. The employees at my internship are stressed in a different way, daily, and use exercise as a means of de-stressing.

Everyone is stressed. But it’s those who take their stress and learn how to de-stress that come out on top. If it’s through group fitness classes, personal training sessions, rec. leagues, shooting pool, swimming laps, playing cards-whatever the activity may be, it’s an hour where they don’t have to think.

I don’t know, yet,  if I’ve learned how to deal with my stress, but I’m working on it!

Teaching Body Sculpt & Balance tonight-review tomorrow!

Day 16

5 Jun

A top-secret event is happening on campus today; you better believe I’m going to visit the building I have no business being in just to try to make a cameo :-P.

Back to more important things. Early morning at State’s gym to train then straight to work. Overnight oats with cookie butter and frozen strawberries to fuel me! I need to go to the grocery store ASAP..

Cycling was great! Ever heard of Florence + The Machine? The instructor played a lot of their songs and I felt it was the perfect match; hills were paired with intense songs that built-up as we added resistance. Sprints were high-tempo, fast-paced songs that made my legs explode with speed! Definitely more my style of cycling than the first 60-minute class I took. One of the songs we climbed a steep hill too 

Say hello to your newest fitness instructor here at the RFC! My demo went well yesterday and they’ll put me on the schedule for June-exciting! I also demoed my very, very basic step routine; step is a format that’s completely new to me to teach so there’s no doubt I need more time practicing! Good thing I’m in the right place :).

My supervisor took me out to lunch at one of the more upscale cafe’s on campus. Fresh sushi bar with a choice of 6 rolls, a fresh salad bar with all of the fixings, a grill station, a brick-oven station, and a vegetarian station..oh and a dessert station that had one-too-many of my fave’s! Seriously SO much to choose from! I opted for a rainbow roll (spicy tuna inside, tuna and avocado on the outside), a side salad, and an apple (no I didn’t eat the core since I was trying to have good manners); the sushi was unbelievably fresh, the salad was crisp and refreshing, and even the apple tasted better (just kidding!). It’s probably a good thing I don’t get paid; employees simply scan their I.D. and it takes it out of their paycheck. It’d be easy to overspend since you don’t actually hand-over the cash!

Strength Training for Runners started today and I’m able to help out with the workouts and making sure the participants have proper form. The class is 4 weeks long and progresses each week; next week we’ll introduce the step as a way to strength train!

Attending Body Sculpt & Balance tonight! Review will be posted tomorrow.

See ya!