“Exercise is nothing short of a miracle.”
I love to exercise!!!! It is like instant Prozac that makes you look
better sexier as a side effect. 🙂 Today I not only did a core work out with Adam in the morning, over 6.5 miles of trail running/hiking (some areas had footing not safe for running), but also a TOUGH boot camp workout (all the “break” time consisted of holding a low plank while your partner did their reps- yikes is right)! I am so high on endorphins right now. lol Or maybe I’m just buzzing from all the sugar in my chocolate peanut butter protein shake. Just for the record, I don’t normally pull this many workouts in one day, BUT I worked the last 3 days in a row with no time for exercise (other than the stairs at the hospital) so I was withdrawing BIG TIME.
As excited as I was to get 3 workouts in this morning, I have to admit that I have created a monster… In what is clearly a direct response to my kicking his butt at boot camp last weekend, Adam has started working out on a daily basis. He is on a mission to redeem himself and get into better shape than me. (GAME ON!) Instead of me dragging him to boot camp or begging him to run with me, he is reminding me to go. Before, I would try to nudge him into working out in an effort to get him out of his funk, but now he’s taking it a little to the extreme. lol (I know, “hello pot, meet kettle” right?)
Anyway, our run today was not my most stellar, but there were a lot of great hills. As an added bonus, the scenery was nice with views of the reservoir from the trail. As luck would have it, the second we got there I was painfully aware that my bladder was full. Of course there were no restrooms! I didn’t want to call off the run, but there wasn’t anyplace close by to stop. I don’t camp, and I’ve never relieved myself in the woods. I’m the type of person who wears pants over my running tights to cover up, so the whole idea of exposing myself in public wasn’t exactly appealing. Adam offered to give me a lesson on how it’s done, and I’m pretty sure I shot him a dirty look in response. However, as desperate times call for desperate measures, (and I realized I couldn’t run with all the pressure in my bladder on the bumpy, rocky trail)- I finally gave in and took Adam’s advice (once I was sure that he wasn’t looking and no one else was in view- not even a squirrel!). I have to admit that it wasn’t as bad as I imagined it would be; and I instantly felt better! It was almost liberating. lol I told Adam that maybe I could handle camping after all. haha
Of course, that wasn’t the end of my running discomfort. My homemade guacamole from lunch was working on leaving my system for most of the run. Plus, it turned out to be much warmer than I expected; so I was peeling layers as we went. It was so hot in the sun, that at one point I considered stripping down completely just to get a break from overheating. lol I’m sure it would have been a sight! Luckily, I managed to continue with what modesty I had left. 😉
Overall, it was a great day. I was SO THRILLED about the the warm weather and sunshine! Plus, it was nice to finish things out with a boot camp session with our awesome crew. I feel so lucky to be a part of their group! It has definitely changed the way I work out, and my life in general! Tomorrow will probably be a low key day, maybe just a light run- if I can still move. lol
BTW anyone interested in tips on getting fit, some motivational reading, or great recipes for healthier cookies, try checking out my trainer/boot camp instructor’s blog
Have a great night everyone!!!!
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