Step 1: CPR.

As you may or may not know I really want to be a spin instructor. I just started spin classes in May and I love it so much that I want to be an instructor! In order to be a certified instructor I have to have CPR, Exercise Theory, and Group Exercise (Cycle) certifications. This weekend I accomplished step 1: CPR. 



I have taken CPR before. Actually, I took swimming lessons for many years so I’ve done Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Medallion, National Lifeguarding, Standard First Aid, CPR-B, and CPR-C… I just didn’t recertify in time. Awesome. That left me to a full two days of performing compressions on a CPR dummy and acting out seizures for other class members. Fun stuff. Considering all of my first aid experience, it wasn’t too difficult to pass… I think.


I was happy to be done. Yes, I do wear this vest every day. 


At least I got some endorphins in my blood before going to CPR class. Another 8.0 miles bright dark and early this morning. It was a little slower than usual… that is a sign I need to rest my running legs. 8:41 min/mile average with splits of 8:54, 8:42, 8:30, 8:41, 8:47, 8:41, 8:37, and 8:38. 

I have run another 27 miles in the past three days so it is time for a little less mileage. I either need to take a break or my legs will break. Either way, there’s going to be a break… I think I’ll choose the former. Not being able to give my all in a run is another one of the signs that I need to take it easy. Crazy fast? Not so much.


If anyone needs some burn bandaging, a sling, or some CPR, you know who to call!

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