flying & frying [fake summer in the city]

why hellooooo spring!
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leave it to this girl to get burnt on the first warm day of the year
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and the award for weirdest tan line goes to Kayla, thanks to her flying trapeze grips!

Despite getting a tad bit (okay more than a tad bit) burned I had an ah-mazing first fly of the season yesterday at Trapeze School New York
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It was 80 degrees and breezy on the hudson river, the perfect flying (and in my case frying) weather if you ask me.

Before class I was literally skipping around my apartment because I was just so gosh darn excited to get to fly again. You see, I absolutely love flying trapeze. For those of you new to the blog I was an avid flyer throughout college taking classes at least once a week. I was devastated when Trapeze School New York closed their indoor rig March of last year.

2 weeks before the indoor rig closed I developed tendonitis in my right rotator cuff which made flying impossible for 5 months. Since recovering from the injury I have only been able to fly a handful of times.

At this point in time I am still easing my post-injury shoulder back into flying. It’s frustrating no doubt to take a few steps back when I felt like such a strong flyer once upon a time, but I know I can’t compare myself then to now. I am happy to say though that muscle memory is a magical thing. I’ve only flown 5 times in the past year, yet my body still remembers the rhythm of flying. After all these months away I’m super excited to start taking classes weekly again.

Post trapeze class I was practically floating with happiness as I walked home in the beautiful weather. There is nothing in the world that makes me happier than flying trapeze and sunshine.

 

Trying to fit in a workout these days is more difficult than it seems… even when you’re a fitness instructor. Working at 5:15am means there is no way in hell I can exercise before work, and only have awkward blips of free time before I head to another job means fitting in whatever workout I can and hoping I have enough time to shower post sweat session.

Today I took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather and squeezed in an afternoon run in between my two work commitments. This week running has been the easiest way to get a workout in since it doesn’t require a gym, I don’t have to coordinate my schedule with a group fitness schedule and it’s freeeee.

I like to pretend that I’m in training mode for my 10k in June when in actuality I’m just trying to remember how to run (which is more difficult than you would think)
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Another 4 mile day with about 20 seconds of walking after each mile. Leave me along, ab cramps!
I’ve started to notice all these weird funky things I do while running… like I’m pretty sure I pitch forward (why Kayla why) and my strides are pretty itty bitty. Besides the annoying cramps in my side the only pain I’ve been feeling while running is in my calves / achilles which is probably because they are tight. I definitely need to be more adamant about foam rolling and stretching. I also need to start following an actual plan instead of just winging it. Anyone have a good 10k training plan they recommend?

Sadly I think this summery streaky is over and at the moment I am witnessing a crazy lightning storm. Womp womp

 

And lastly, the amazingly talented Julie who did my blog redesign is hosting a header giveaway on her blog tonight. If you’re looking for a new banner ($100 value) head on over!

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