5:15am, that’s what time I get up to do this now. And doing that on your birthday… well… that shows you’re growing wiser I guess. The workout started out harmless enough, a little under a half mile run that I managed to actually do. I guess I haven’t lost as much of the runner endurance from last Fall that I thought I had lost. When I came back, I was told that we were doing a 10 of 10 of 10 style work out. 10 exercises times 10 reps with Dumb Bells. Deadlifts, Bent Over Rows, Curls, Squats, Shoulder Press, Tricep Extensions, Double Crunches, Push ups, and another 200 yard run. (Well, I guess that makes only 9 exercises). 10 rounds of this, and you were done.
We used to do these at the other camp, and Lord knows I was lucky to get to Round number 5. So, imagine my surprise, when I cleared round 7 and moved into round 8. That was a real break through point for me from a fitness perspective. I’m not as bad off as I thought. Gee, I wonder how far I am from doing and Obstacle Race? Which was funny, because my trainer Doug asked me in the same session if I was considering it again.
This was a challenging work out though. I can feel it today. I’m super sore, but I got to rehydrate and rest up. I hit the gym tomorrow for some power lifting, and I’m looking forward to that. Oh, for you Fitocracy fans out there, I tracked my HIGHEST single day total EVER! 1761 was my point total, besting my previous best score (895) by nearly double. That is pretty incredible for me. Looking forward to next week!
It’s been 10 months since I hauled my tubby ass out of bed early in the morning to trek out to some isolated part of Los Angeles to participate in a Boot Camp. If you had asked me Saturday if and when I’d be back at Boot Camp, I would have said, “I don’t know… never?” But something shifted on Sunday, and I just simply signed up for Fit Happens LA’s 6:00am Camp. I’m working with a different trainer (sorry Brook) and it is every bit as challenging as I had remembered and hoped it would be again. It felt good to wake up in the still of the morning, fill up my water bottle, eat a banana, grab my gear and head out. This time around I’m working with Doug Purdy (Brook’s husband). We meet in a Church Gym, which is nice. The floor is concrete. When you’re passed out, nothing feels better than cold concrete on your face.
Today was Cardio, which as everyone knows, isn’t my strong suit. However, I pushed through. It’s never a good sign when you need a break a sweat after the warm ups, but none the less, I welcomed the sweat and trudged my way through it. Funny story, I tripped on a crack in the sidewalk on Sunday, kind of tweaked my hip. Thought I was okay, until I did a round of “Good Mornings” and realized… nope… that hurts more than I thought it did.
I may be crazy, but in the end, I’m really excited to be back at Bootcamp. I need the routine. After I left, I was good a working out, but four times a week, turned to three, turned to two… turned to… “Oh, Shit, it’s Saturday, and I haven’t exercised.” So, I’m hoping to use the two days a week at Bootcamp to jump start my routine again. I gotta a Kilt I gotta fit into for my Brother-in-Law’s wedding. Shhhh…. he doesn’t know.