In honor of today’s royal wedding, some of our instructors showed up today sporting beautiful, sparkling tiaras and silky bows to warm us up in. What a perfect way to celebrate the end of my third week at boot camp.
It wasn’t all fun and games though. During our warm up, I guess I twisted wrong or something and pulled my hip flexor muscle. Not a good way to start a workout. As we started running, I could feel the muscle get tighter and tighter to the point where I was having trouble running at all. Instructor JoJo, stayed back with me and showed me how to stretch it out. It would help for a little while, but then it would start hurting again. I have to tell you that this is not how I wanted to end my third week of boot camp. After yesterday’s workout, I was pumped and ready to finish the week with a bang.
I was finally able to catch up with my fellow campers where the real workout reared it’s ugly head. I can’t remember the name of the workout but i can tell you, it was really hard. We had to do several different time exercises 8 times in a row each. Each time, our goal was to increase the number we performed in a 20 second period. I did pretty well with the sit ups, and a couple of other ones, but the triceps dips and push ups had me at go. Each time I performed those exercises, my numbers would either stay the same or decrease a bit. By the time it was all over, my arms were total jelly. After a few stretches we had to run back to where we began.
I really wanted to finish this week strong and since I was slightly injured, I concentrated on running as far as I could without stopping. It was difficult, but I could definitely see a difference in my running capabilities. Finally, I reached the end where most of my fellow campers were already finished and walking to their cars. It didn’t matter. I made it through the 3rd week and I’m still standing.
With the triathlon only34 days away, Kristy and I have been taking water aerobic classes on Saturdays followed by swimming a minimum 16 laps in the pool. Sunday, I am hopping to get a bike ride to Stone Mountain in. Not sure if physically I’ll be up for it but I haven’t ridden in about a month and even though the clycling part of the triathlon is my strongest sport, I want to use that segment to gain some extra time for the running segment. I have to beat my time from last year which is 2 hours and 15 minutes.