Friday, June 6, 2008
So, I finally joined one of the many bootcamps here on the island. I am scared. Not only am I extremely out of shape, but I also enjoy sleeping at normal hours of the night and this bootcamp is at 4:45 am!
This morning was an assessment of where we are physically, well you can all guess where I ranked in that department. We had to do a 1 1/2 mile run and then timed sit-ups and push-ups. After dragging my very tired body out of bed this morning (and I mean very tired, I couldn't sleep!) I noticed that it was lightly raining outside; hmm, not good. By the time I get to the track it is raining a bit more steady. Well, for most of the women there running this morning, the rain wasn't too much of an issue. But I am slow...really, really slow. By the time I had my last lap to do (with most of the others waiting for me under the pavillion) it was a complete downpour and well beyond breezy. I looked like a drowned rat out there. The last quarter of the lap a nice fit girl braved the downpour and ran (can I even call it a run?) along side of me to help me get to the end (thank you). Afterwards we had push-ups and sit-ups to do, yay! :)
It was hard. But a first step right? I bet you can only guess how excited I am to get up at 4:20am Monday morning to do it all over again, but at the same time I feel a sense of peace. Why? Because I am finally doing "something." Several of the women were so great to stay after and cheer me on while doing my (minimal) sit-ups and push-ups, so nice! The bootcamp is run by two women trainers that seem extremely supportive and 100% committed to helping me and everyone else there.
I am excited, scared and hopeful that this is finally my opportunity to get back in control and find out who I am again. Cathryn=who is that? So welcome to my journey of trying to shed that outer layer to find out what is hidden inside.