As you all know, I just returned from a 2-day weekend in Little Rock for the RRCA Coaching Certification course. No, I am not a certified coach. I still have to take and pass a 100 question test in the next 30 days. I haven't taken a real test in at least 6 years. And believe me, this is a real test... not some fluffy, check-a-few-boxes, everyone passes test.
The class was not what I expected... it was so much more. The teacher was Janet Hamilton, an exercise physiologist (among a long list of other abbreviations that go after her name and translate to "really smart"). I was enthralled with the science of it all... the physiology - muscle fibers, energy systems, chemical processes, etc. The art part is a little more of a struggle for me.
I don't want to go into too much detail, cause I could go on forever... but I ate it up. I mean, I really really enjoyed it. In fact, I found myself picking out books today to do more in-depth reading on the physiological side. The body is an amazing thing, and it's crazy how many factors go into something that is basically an instinctual activity.
So I said before I went that I wanted the information... maybe I'd coach a little, maybe not. I came back feeling that I had found my missing link. The light bulb is flashing... and not only do a see coaching as a part of my future, I see it as a major part. Wow! Time to buckle down and take the test, but it sure isn't easy!!!