If I’ve talked to you lately in person, I’ve talked to you about bootcamp.

Jenge and I signed up for Survivor Bootcamp. We were looking for a way to get in shape. Do a little activity. etc etc. Three times a week.

Wow. It’s intense. But do-able. Which seems to be a good combination. We go three times a week, as opposed to one of our bootcamp friends who does five. And lord bless her heart, she’s a trooper.

Honestly, I would never push myself as hard when I’m alone on the treadmill as I do at Bootcamp. There are several factors involved, but most circle around public humiliation. But not in a bad way. For those who are interested, here is an average week at bootcamp:

Warm up with a 10-15 minute jog. [normally, this would be my entire workout]
Circuit training – 1 minute at each station with 30 seconds break in between. Stations include: Jump rope, push ups, sprints, squats, power lunges, military presses, hoop running, ab work. Do two circuits.

Warm up with a 10-15 minute jog.
Stairs – Go down the stairs at North Glenmore park, and up again, 3 times as fast as you can. Think about passing out. Sprint to the ridge [a way to get to the valley without using the stairs] jog down the ridge, sprint up, jog back to the stairs. Think about passing out again. Go down stairs, come back up 2 times with a side to side skier motion. Go down stairs, go back up using one legged hops. At the top, do tricep dips and incline push ups. Jog back to car.

Warm up with a 10-15 minute jog
Gauntlet – STart off with a partner holding you back with a bungee cord as you try to run forward. Do same thing with side to side squats. Then it’s your turn to hold your partner back. And trust me, it will always seem like they are being mean, and holding you back more than you are holding them back.

Do assigned strength training excercise [one of -push ups, burpies, bicycle situps, military presses etc.] run to first pylon. Run back. Do same exercise, run to second pylon [farther than first] run back. Do same exercise. Run to third pylon [way out yonder] run back. Collapse on ground and think about throwing up, knowing if you do, you’ll set off a chain reaction of 15 women tossing chunks. Do over about 3-4 times [depending on how fast everyone is]. Run around entire area twice. Collapse to ground.

And there you have it! A week at boot camp!


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