Back to my roots.

I have some exciting news. After 3 seasons of being away from the cheerleading world, I have decided I miss it… a lot. And I went to the best cheer gym in the country’s tryouts last week. I know, after three seasons of being away- it was ambitious. This was my thought, “I am in the best shape of my life so, why not? And if I don’t make it- it will be an epic fail.” Why would it be an epic fail? Because I was on this team three seasons ago and to not make it would just be embarrassing. Honestly, walking into the gym felt like I never left.

After four days of anticipation, the team lists went up and my number was on it. I am beyond pumped to be back with my Power Cheer Toronto Cobras family. I officially registered last night and I am training with all of these beauties and champions again:

Unfortunately, this means that I will not be at the Rock ‘n Roll Vegas Half Marathon because I will be competing that weekend at the Canadian University and Open National Cheerleading Championships!

Now my training schedule will be completely jam packed with tumbling, stunting, weight training and running. Call me Arnold because I am going to get pumped up!.. And eat a lot of protein and veggies. 

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Manned up and headed for the hills.

I had a date with my t-mill and we decided to do some hills. As you know, hills on a t-mill scare me. I have this fear that the incline might get too high and I won’t be able to keep up with the speed. And I can really visualize myself falling off of mister t-mill just like in those home videos. Embarrassing, right? It would happen to me. I would put money on it.

I manned up and headed for the hills anyways.

I forgot to go in with a game plan on how many km’s I would do per incline (again) so I winged it.

And it felt really good! Minus the fact that mr. t-mill did not give me any roses, chocolate, or jewellery. I know, I wish he did. Instead I visualized my peanut butter cups over the hill. And they tasted sooooo good when I ate them!

I was really indecisive picking my playlist for today so I went with my go-to playlist. The one I need when the motivation just doesn’t seem there.

The Running Favs Playlist
**On jukebox shuffle
Black or White- Michael Jackson
For The Girl- The Fratellis
I’m Running- Misstress Barbara feat. Sam Roberts
Sex On Fire- Kings of Leon
Banquet- Bloc Party
Pump It- Black Eyed Peas
Use Your Love- Katy Perry
Little Secrets- Passion Pit
All Dressed In Love- Jennifer Hudson
Magnificent (Fred Falke Full Club Mix)- U2

Stats of the Run
Distance: 9 km
Pace: 4:22 min/km

Good Luck to all my POWER CHEER TORONTO COBRAS competing in Atlanta today!! I’m sending all of my positive vibes for you to get your BID to WORLDS!!

As I was getting my morning coffee a little note popped out of the toaster to VOTE for BEST HEALTH MAGAZINE’S BLOG AWARDS.

It must be a sign that voting for me and coffee just go hand in hand! Why not make one vote for me every morning part of your daily routine? You can do it HERE!