First day of my 2nd boot camp. Let’s say, I was sick to my stomach. Mad at myself for skipping a boot camp and having to start all over again. Nervous, because I was worried about shin splints, running, being cold and any other mental block I could put in my head. I knew the rule, just show up, try your best and look to your team for help.
I showed up at 6:55 a.m. and saw some friendly boot camper faces and also had some welcoming hugs which I needed for mental strength!
We were told to grab a 10 lb weight and line up outside. Then I discovered we were to run with these weights. Now 1. I struggle with running, 2. I have a herniated disk in my lower back and I was not sure how running with a hand weight will affect my lower back. I wasn’t crazy about running with a weight, but I thought I would give it a try.
As we started down the road and I slowly fell back, I realized that running with a hand weight was not going to work for me. Christine was kind enough to take the weight for me and send it off in a car, which was the wrong thing to do. Turns out we needed the weight for our drills at the local church. Whoops! I heard an earful, but I did deserve it and it doesn’t hurt me to hear fussing.
Made it to the church with a little walking thrown in from me. Overall I did run more than walk which was an accomplishment over the first boot camp. I then heard our drill would be, situps, run, squats with weights, run, squats and then run all the way back and do it again. There was a number sequence that we repeated where the amounts went down and when we finished we started the fun all over again. One thing I have to say is it is boot camp for a reason, I know what I signed up for and all I need to do is hang in there if I can’t do everything. Eventually I hope to do everything and excel but just doing and moving works for me.
After we finished we ran back to the gym. One exhausted Mom, but I was happy that I started my first day of Boot Camp. Now off to soak in the tub and recharge before getting on with the day.