I was up this morning with the sun, anxious not to be late for this morning’s new adventure – Boot Camp at 6 a.m. And OUTSIDE! That was the draw for me. You see, for the last 6 months (hard to believe I’m saying that!) I’ve been watching these earlybirds go through their paces while I do my weight routine. They work hard and then some! Even their warm-ups are brutal – 15 incline at 3 mph! I think not! I made the 15 incline at 2.2 mph. Just don’t tell Susan that!
Can you just see the agony of it all? Why did I get out of bed I wonder? Then they informed me that it wasn’t going to be outside after all. I felt snookered! It was all a plot to get me into the class after I’ve been resisting successfully for so long! It was the only thing I have been successful at resisting this long!
I whined. I complained. I let it be known that I felt hard done by! If it wasn’t for the carrot of taking the work-out into the sunshine (and mosquitoes) I would have stayed in bed an extra 5 minutes!
And Aris listened. I guess he figured that an hour of me complaining was just too much for the class to endure!
The “highlight” came at the end of the work-out. We had to run 2 laps, and I was last, but Susan came and ran beside me. I was jogging slow and alternating with walking, but together we ran it in. Just at the end however…..
I really ran!
I’m pretty excited about this. 5 years ago tomorrow I broke my ankle rather badly. It took a long time for me to walk properly but I’ve not been able to run. Today I did!
THE POINT OF THIS POST: Try something new. There is no way, right now, that I could keep up with some of the members of this class. I didn’t even try. But I kept moving and I kept doing. If something was challenging I asked for and got a modification. Don’t hold back from a new experience because you’re not fit enough (or light enough). Do it and adjust it to your level! Above all – Go out and have fun! I did!
PS – there’s still a few days to get into a free class at http://calgaryhealthexpress.com/ Who knows, you might find something fun to do this summer!
Have a wonderful day!