A couple years ago, on a whim, I decided to become certified to teach a class called PiYo. It is a combination of yoga and pilates, only faster placed and more fun! I have yet to teach a class, claiming that memorizing choreography is over my head.

And then a few weeks ago I learned a Tae Kwon Do form in two days.

And this weekend I’m taking a two-day “camp” to get promoted to the next belt, in which I will need to learn a lot of material in a short amount of time.

I need money to fly to Washington for the marathon in September.

I think I may have found a solution to my money problem.

“But Arley,” you may be thinking, “nobody gets rich teaching fitness classes!” True. But I should be able to at least raise enough over the next 5-6 months to fly.

If I’m not too old to earn a black belt, if I’m not too old to train for my first marathon, then why shouldn’t I be able to do this?

Oh, by the way, this recent madness was prompted by the P90X3 Pilates X workout I did this morning. I enjoy yoga and Pilates, but I like it faster-paced.