Post by Catherine Sun Chips on Feb 28, 2011 14:22:06 GMT -5
Souly, no joke. Do it if you can. It was the summer inbetween my senior year of high school and freshman year of college. I was the head coach and made $2,000 for the month I coached the neighborhood team. I broke the numbers down--I made roughly $90/hour. Unfortunately, I had emergency surgery in the middle of the season, which kept me out of the water and quite frankly, unable to walk for the rest of my time there--because of that, I got docked $500 from my pay since I couldn't be as active with the kids. The scary part is that though I lived in a mildly affluent area, there were neighborhoods nearby who would shell out $5,000/month for their coaches. Man, oh man!
And I suppose the diet justification seems a little more depressing than I explained. I see it more as a motivational outlook than anything else. I count calories, so when I'm working out, I'll know if I've burned off snacks, meals, beers, sweets, etc. That way, I can reward myself with a treat. Y'know?
Yeah I think I'd have to get back in to shape and do some research if I ever wanted to be a coach. I don't have any credentials, and I haven't swam 'professionally' in 7 years. That is a ton of money though, and I'd be good at it. I've had some crazy coaches in my day. That's why I had to quit. No 15 year old wants to spend 3 hours or more at the pool everyday. I swam 8 times during the weekdays alone. Before school 3 days a week and after school everyday. It was crazy.
And I've never been a huge fan of counting calories, maybe that's why that seems so depressing to me. But if it works for you then that's awesome! That's how my mom does it too. She's a runner, so she rewards herself after runs.
Post by Catherine Sun Chips on Feb 28, 2011 16:03:12 GMT -5
Yeah--some of mine were pretty intense as well. I was also involved in soccer, so that took precedence. My heart always belonged to soccer, but something has always attracted me to the water as well. I was eager to join the team when I was 4. Ha. I was the best darned doggie paddler out there competing with the 5 and 6 year olds!
I hated counting calories, too--but now I can't stop. I think it helps keep my eating under control, though. Its more difficult to do when eating at restaurants, but whatevs.
I suppose its just like counting carbs, you know? When I work out with cardio, I see the numbers add up and its almost impossible not to think about running off breakfast, you know?
Props to your mother for being an enthusiastic runner. I'll admit--its taken some huge self-motivation to get me to run outside or even on a treadmill. I've got stumpy little legs (I'm barely 5'2'') so I don't get very far. But since I work out at a gym with very limited machines, treadmills have become my workout staple.
Post by scarletfire on Feb 28, 2011 16:32:06 GMT -5
Thanks for the welcome CatSquatch and everyone else, to answer some of your questions. You can buy the action wipes on-line here www.actionwipes.com/ There for your whole body when you cant shower. The "urination device" is more like a funnel. There pretty cool, I'm so used to the awful port o johns at Roo. By the end of the 2nd day the last thing you want to do is use one. The gold bond is to reduce chafing under your breasts and thighs. I'm used to fests that by 7am its already in the 90's.
The wide world is all about you; you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out.
Post by TurkeyPinkness on Feb 28, 2011 16:46:51 GMT -5
I think I would die if it were that hot, that early. And that is why I have to live in the pacific northwest, the land of moserate weather. The gorge is pretty unpredictable, but I can be pretty confident that it will not be like that.
Post by Catherine Sun Chips on Mar 1, 2011 9:02:17 GMT -5
I know what you mean, Stormy. Growing up in the south, you'd think I would eventually grow accustomed to heat, humidity, and overall miserable weather. Nope. It never gets easier. I love Atlanta, but the heat gets unbearable sometimes. Any time the weather exceeds 93 degrees, I find it offensive.
Post by Catherine Sun Chips on Mar 2, 2011 8:19:03 GMT -5
That's the worst part. heat sucks, sure, but its the damn humidity gets ya. The south and midwest have plenty to spare if you want some ;-)
And in other girly thread related news, I found this horribly bad instructional video on a girl's guide to surviving music festivals. I didn't find it all too helpful, since I'm a sophomoric fester, but it may be helpful for first timers to get inspired by:
Despite what they say, I think rainboots are a terrible idea. I've gone through several cute pairs over the years that I use for rainy days. Your feet will get wayyy too sweaty in there and the rubber will more than likely crack from all of the walking you will do. They may be cute to wear for half of a day or so, but I think at a festival like Sasquatch where you can't go in and out to your camp site, rainboots shouldn't be a staple for footwear. Hope the video helps some of the newcomers