Hello Beautiful People!
Are you getting out there and enjoying the summer-like weather? Yesterday was stinking hot. Today we had a little relief. I had considered walking at lunch, but the past two days when I drove into the parking lot at work I saw the neon green/yellow coating. You could see the tire tracks running through the pollen. It was gross.
I went to the mall at lunch on an errand, but it was okay. I spent the last two days on the exercise ball. I lasted most of the day today too, until the last hour. My shoes were hurting my feet, so I switched over to the chair. I had my first bootcamp coming up. I needed to be smart. I was already dumb for wearing partial heels.
So 5 o'clock came and it was time to change. Um...I packed shorts because of the heat. What I forgot to do was SHAVE. BAH. *Note to self, shave next Monday!!!!* Remember this. The weather is getting nicer. Time to shave more often. Don't forget!
We started our warm-ups while we waited for everyone to get outside. There were lots of sprints and kick running. My lungs were fine...at first. For the first 3 minutes. And then I was coughing so much that my throat completely dried up. I was inhaling about a pound of pollen a minute. Well that's what it felt like anyway. I could take the deep breaths, but I could feel the pollen sticking to my lungs.
So I needed to be smart about this. The competitor in me wanted to go balls out and give it 150%. However, the girl who is still not 100% yet did not want to send myself backwards. I do not want to take any more sick days. No way No how! So I will go all out, but not kill myself. I'll save that for next week.
After warm-ups we were divided into three groups and sent to stations. At each station we would work arms, legs, or core for 45-60 (sometimes 90) seconds. Then we were to haul butt to the next station.
After each round there were suicide runs. I opted to sit them out. I could feel the pollen wheezing happening and I did not want to be carted off the field. Let's cross our fingers that I'm good for next week. I wanted to run bad!
Each round our exercises changed to switch things up. I did not love the jumping. My knee twinged a little so the scissor lunges were particularly unnerving. Ironically, I liked the jumping jacks, but I had a little more control over my knee for that. For squats I opted for regular squats. I did not want to jump and extend the knee. It's hard enough to handle that on solid ground, but this was uneven ground. I'll pass.
So you know how I was annoyed at my planks and push-ups since my assessment? Well I was killing them at bootcamp, so I'm feeling way better about it now :-) Well except that my nose was running during the pushups and that got a little icky.
I was not sweating after and almost considered going to the gym to hit the treadmill for a little while. I had to go to the library so I opted out of the gym. Besides, I wanted to get home and showered before the Biggest Loser. Alas, another week passes without seeing Gym Crush #1 :-(
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