I had an amazing weekend! I drove to Gainesville, Fl last Friday, and Saturday I attended a Zumba! instructor training course. It was such an incredible day. It was long and a lot of work, but we had a ton of fun, and I met some amazing people. We worked on Zumba! from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. We learned the basic rhythms and how to identify them. We learned the basic steps and how to make them more or less challenging depending on the needs of our class, and we learned how to put together a Zumba! routine. As of Saturday I am officially licensed to teach a Zumba! class!
I was able to use the information that I learned on Saturday to finish a routine that I had been struggling with. I also got down a routine that we worked on on Saturday so that I could add it to my repertoire. That brings my grand total of choreographed routines to two, yes you read that right, two. So I have a lot more work to do. Thankfully, I was given a DVD of routines on the day of class, so I don’t have to come up with all original ones.
I also signed my son up for a T-ball team for the spring season. My husband and I have been wanting to get him into a sport for a while, but most sports don’t let kids join until age 5. We had him in gymnastics for a while, but I became unhappy with the gym that I was taking him to, and it was a pretty good drive to get there. There is a gym closer to us, but when my husband took him to his first free class he wasn’t allowed into the actual gym. He was able to sit at a window and see the classes going on, but couldn’t see clearly enough to determine if our son was having a good time, following instructions, or able to keep up with the rest of the class. I understand the logic behind keeping parents out of the gymnastics area, but an exception should be made when parents are trying to decide whether or not to give your gym their money.
Anyway, my husband and I went back and forth about whether or not to sign the little guy up for soccer or t-ball. Finally I pulled up two pictures on Google, one of a child playing t-ball and one of a child playing soccer, and asked him what he wanted to do. He chose t-ball and the decision was set. A few days ago an e-mail was sent out asking someone to volunteer as a team manager, and I raised my hand. I let them know that I didn’t know anything about t-ball or managing a little league team, so they gave me a team with two returning coaches, so I’ll have some support. I think it will be a lot of fun and I’m really looking forward to it. I’m also looking forward to sharing my experiences as an inexperienced manager with you. They should make for some interesting reading.