I feel like its been forever since I sat down to blog! It’s been a crazy week but so amazing! Of course I want to talk in detail about the RRCA Coaching Certification Course at some point, but there is just too much in my head right now to make any sense of it and form a coherent blog post. Instead, I thought I would share some highlights from the long weekend!
I left for Boston on Wednesday evening, and Alli (the one who just got engaged!) was kind enough to pick me up at the airport. After a few glasses of wine at the airport bar and on the plane, I was feeling good by the time I arrived. We hung out chatting for a bit (with some more wine of course) before calling it a night.
The next morning I went for a run around Boston. Alli gave me a loop which worked out to be just under 6 miles, which took me along the Charles River. She went to some crazy workout class called Barry’s Bootcamp…luckily we don’t have it in Baltimore, it sounds super tough!
We packed up our stuff and hit the road for Cape Cod. When we arrived it was cloudy and kind of rainy. We decided it was a perfect day to go to the Cape Cod Brewery!
We went with her dad and each sampled 5 of their craft beers. We chose 3 to take home in growlers, plus we got to take our tasting glasses as a souvenir.
That night Alli was in charge of cooking. She made this amazing dish which will be recreated at least once a month in my kitchen.
Of course there was lots of wine every night, too.
On Friday morning I went out for a run around the cape. I didn’t really know where I was going but found a nice 7/8ish mile loop. My garmin was dead which always seems to happen on days when I would benefit from running without it. We spent most of the day at the beach with some friends who were also visiting from New York. We ended up going to the Cape Cod Brewery again that afternoon:)
I got out for a quick 3ish miles before the RRCA training on Saturday.
I thought the training was great- there were many things that I knew/had read already but I thought they did a good job of putting it all together. I also feel more comfortable knowing WHY I include certain workouts in training plans in a specific order…but more on that later. I also got to meet Michele!
Saturday and Sunday were long and exhausting but I still got to hang out for a while on Saturday evening. After the course on Sunday we drove back to Boston and I flew back to Baltimore on Monday morning.
And as you may already know, I passed the RRCA Coaching Exam on Monday! I got my E-mail Tuesday morning that I am a certified coach! Woohoo!
I am still adjusting to being back, and as I complained about after coming back from Florida last month I get really bad “vacation hangovers” <— Thanks Suzlyfe for the terminology. However, I have already been plotting my plans for Philly training and hope to share some of that with you later this week.
What do you want to know about the RRCA Coaching Certification Course?