It’s been a pretty intense long-weekend in my world. A while back I noticed my Pilates instructor was running a ‘Pilates Instructor training course – NVQ level 3’. I popped the information on my FaceBook page, adding, ‘This would be a fab job’, for anyone who might see the post (being self-employed and able to work when you want to work is surely what many people dream of?).
In between then and now I mentioned it to many friends (runners in particular) who replied with, ‘I would love to find a good Pilates class’, which got me thinking maybe I should take the course so that I can lead a couple of Pilates classes of my own.
Fast forward to last Saturday, Sunday and Monday and there I was, in class with Caroline teaching – and 3 other students – learning all about anatomy and physiology…again! Oh, and our good friend ‘Skele’ attended too!
Learning the bones of the human body and all about how the heart works (oxygenated blood flowing into the left atrium from the lungs, and de-oxygenated blood flowing into the right atrium) is no mean feat: adding in muscles (to include origin and insertion) is just a nightmare imo!!
I did make myself (and the others) laugh when, in a test, I wrote ‘Cutting’, to name a muscle (it is actually the serratus anterior) but I had a mental block!! I guess serrate and cut are kind of similar! That wasn’t the only booboo I made.
By the end of day 3 I was totally drained, yet, strangely, I am looking forward to the next 3 day session (I think!); I just need to get loads of revising done over the next couple of weeks.
Today has been rather more relaxing – two of my uni buddies came over for lunch – bringing me some lovely gifts! I especially loved the flowers…so vivid and alive!
I have to admit, hosting lunch on my own wasn’t as easy as when my OH and I host together – he usually entertains while I cook.
Instead, trying to do both, the french beans were overcooked and I hadn’t warmed the plates so I was hardly the hostess with the mostest today. Hey, ho. We had a lovely chat, took our minds off things that are troubling us just now, and laughed as we discovered none of us can remember lots of what we studied!
P told us how she had been chatting to someone about poets – then later realised she had been talking about the wrong poet – and I told them how I had talked about Stalin when I actually meant Mussolini! We did laugh.
I finished the day by going to a Pilates class and then coming back to relax…Caroline, if you are reading this the revision starts tomorrow!
Learning something new, pushing yourself, getting stressed, meeting with friends…It’s Just a Girl Thing I guess!