Today has been fabulous – REALLY fabulous. I had a lot of fun, and I was even able to get in two workouts, which makes it all the better. My day didn’t start out so fabulously; I only had about 4 1/2 hours of sleep, so I didn’t want to get up when the alarm went off at 5am…but it was the last day of my “Early Rise Circuit” class, so I really didn’t have a choice. When there are exercise participants waiting for you to lead them into sweatiness, you just have to get your ass out of bed. Once I got my sweat on, my energy picked up considerably, and I was able to work off some work-related tension that I accumulated over the past week.
When my fitness class was over, I grabbed a green tea and a breakfast sandwich from Timmie’s (ya I know the sandwich wasn’t the best nutritional choice, but you’ll get over it), and headed an hour and forty-five minutes down the highway to Table Mountain for a skiing field trip with some high school students. I had to take my own car because we needed an “emergency transport vehicle” in case a kid broke a leg and needed to go to the hospital or something like that. Normally I prefer to take the bus and interact with the kids, but it worked out well for me since my class didn’t end until about 1/2 an hour after the bus had already left.
While Table Mountain is in the middle of the Prairies, and is probably closer to a table than it is to a mountain, it is actually a pretty impressive ski hill for the middle of Saskatchewan. They have two chair lifts and about seven runs (I’m estimating, so forgive me if I’m off a little bit here), but the most impressive thing to me is how well they handle large school groups. They give rules and tips, get the kids suited up, and provide lessons in a remarkably efficient manner; as a teacher, I really appreciate the precision and organization – it makes the day so much more enjoyable for kids AND teachers. The conditions were great today; it was about 0 degrees celsius, and the sun was shining in full force. It was warm, but not melting, and we had a great group of kids with us on the field trip. Down hill skiing really is a full body workout, but I enjoy doing it, so it doesn’t really feel like work at all. Fresh air, fun, and fitness all rolled into one delightful activity!
I stopped in Lloydminster (where my parents live and my husband is currently working) on my way home, so I was able to see my husband for about an hour, and I got to have dinner with him and my Mom. Now I’m back home, I just had a lovely epsom salt bath, I’m savouring a glass of red wine, and I’m about to snuggle up with Jax and Naava to watch a movie. What is not to love about today? I told you it was fabulous!