Short Fat Girl

The transformation of a short fat girl

Still Standing After Three Weeks

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.

Happy Friday everyone!

Updated: April 29, 2011 — 1:32 PM

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  1. be sure to do more runner’s lunge stretching to keep that hip flexor feeling good! especially after your swim when it’s warm.

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