4.08.2014

Bootcamp and a Birthday

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At the beginning of March a friend of mine asked me if I wanted to be her +1 at bootcamp for a "bring a friend for free" session. It was just what I knew I needed to jump start me back to an active lifestyle after hibernating all winter. How could I say no???

I won't lie. It sucked getting up every morning in the bitter cold and layering on a hat and gloves while driving in the dark to a mysterious challenging workout. 

Running, sit-ups, pushups, burpees, dips, squats, tucks, lunges, throwing tires around, flipping tractor tires, hopping stairs, jerking a tractor chain up in the air, sprinting - it's exhausting just typing it!!! 

After a week or so I was pleased to see my strength take a corner and my progression start rise. By the end of the month I was not only stronger, but faster. I went from only being able to do 12 pushups to almost 30! 

Since bootcamp has ended and I have picked up running again I have increased my pace by 1 minute/mile without even really trying. When I was training for Ragnar I never ran under 10 min/mile. This morning I ran 3 miles in 27 minutes!!!  

After feeling this great and reaping the benefits from pushing myself I decided that Easy needed to do it to. I signed him up for the next session. Happy Birthday Babe!

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Easy turned 34 on the 26th. We celebrated at home with a fancy dinner (i.e. candles and a tablecloth) Tikka Masala, naan, and Basmati Rice.

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For dessert I made a chocolate caramel cheesecake that knocked all of our socks off. 

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The girls in this house really dig this guy.

Ava made him ridiculously cute homemade pop-up card. GM made a paper Kindle with a case. Roo gave hime a cute homemade "toy" that was basically folded up paper, tape, a lot of glue, with a jewel attached on top. 
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I gave him his own (real) Kindle - he keeps stealing mine + the bootcamp gift with energy bars and a new athletic shirt for those chilly early mornings. He's not really excited about bootcamp, but he accepted it with a smile. It's okay. I think he will probably hate me for it the first week then hopefully  thank me more sincerely after the month is over. :)




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