Because we were up most the night from our hysterical dog, Jack pacing and panting all over the bed due to the nasty storms we got last night, the nerve grinding sound of the alarm clock was far from being music to my ears. Needless to say, I wasn’t thrilled about getting out bed this morning.
I can tell you one thing, the old me, bbc, (before boot camp) would have kept my butt in the bed in attempt to try squeezing in a couple more hours of sleep before having to get ready to work. That was then and this is now. Now, today, Kristy and I got up, grumbled a few bars of OMG I am so tired, got dressed, walked out the door and went to boot camp.
Why was being there today so important? Today was friends day and since I invited a few friends to join us, I couldn’t just not show up. Besides, I was looking forward to showing off what I have achieved so far. I at least I feel like I’ve come a long way and I guess I wanted to know if anyone else could see it too.
My favorite part of the day was when one of my friends and I, a very healthy friend I might add, were lined up next to each other to sprint to the top of a hill. We stepped up, looked at each other and I said “It’s on!” Step Up! GO! yelled instructor Lydia and like two kids chasing an ice cream truck, we were off. Now, I can’t say that I’m any Jackie Joyner-Kersee, but I can honestly say that, I don’t think I have ever ran that fast in my entire life. I was running all out and I was right there with my friend. Fighting up that hill as fast as I could, the finish line was within my reach. I gave it one last kick and powered my self across that line. (Cant you just hear the music from Chariots of Fire?) My friend crossed the line a split second before I did. Yes, I really wanted to win that race; it would have given me a huge motivation boost, but it’s ok. The race up that hill represented a a kind of new beginning for me and was an amazing experience. Now, I know it’s only been 3 weeks, and I still have a long way to go. To be honest though, I’m excited to see what happens next.
To my fellow campers… Bring It!!!!