Sunday, June 8, 2008

Peace Out...literally!

Ok, remember that sense of "peace" that I mentioned I was feeling about doing the bootcamp? Ya well, it's gone. I am a wreck. My stomach is sick, my heart is racing and I am pacing up and down my long hall. Why am I so nervous? I don't want to get up so early. Lame, I know. But good grief, why not have the bootcamp at 3am if you are settling on 4:45?! Heck, maybe 2:30am! It is all still the middle of the night to me. Whew, I guess I needed to get that off my chest.

The other reason I am nervous? I really, really REALLY hate being last. I am competative by nature; all of us Green's are that way (for better or worse). It kills me to try my best and still be at a snails pace. Tomorrow we are meeting on a track and are to bring a gallon jug of water with us...not to drink, but to use while running. I am having nightmares already; and that is a feat in and of itself since I highly doubt I will sleep tonight due to nerves. I need bath. And benedryl. A massage. A miracle would be nice.


Ok, I am back. Whew! That was exhausting; good, but wow. I took the "bene" and went to bed at 9:00. I slept! Benedryl is my new friend. I did wake up every two hours and finally got up at 3:30am with a coughing child but at least I was able to sleep.
The workout: INTENSE! We were put in teams and then did running up and down the stairs on the bleachers while alternating sit-ups and planking. Then out onto the track we again did relays back and forth with different running styles (ice-skating, backwards, side to side, high knees etc) WHILE carrying our gallon jug of water. While one of us was running the rest of us were doing jumping jacks, squats, planking, sit ups and the dreaded mountain climbers. O.M.Goodness. Back to the bleachers we went to do more squats and run up and down the stairs. Did I mention I was ready to "toss my cookies" somewhere during the track relays? Ya, well I was REAL ready by the time we made it back to the bleachers. I some how survived.

I am now home and sweating all over my computer (gross, I know but keepin' it real). I need to try and peel this sports bra off me and shower before Dana needs to leave for work.

The summary? It was hard but good. This is just what I need. The start time is insane but the good news is that next week we go to 5:15am! The trainers are supportive, positive and down to earth; I like them! This is totally going to kick my butt, but if it will reduce the size of it while kicking it then that is a good thing right? :)


sara said...

You are inspiring me to do more. It sounds like watching the things they do on the biggest loser. You'll make it through!! I wish I was there doing it with you. I'm always last at that kind of stuff too.

Alisha Green said...

Wowee! That is intense. How do you have energy to go about your day afterwards? Crazy! Though I bet you are or will be seeing results pretty quick. Good luck, you are doing great!

Rebecca Peterson said...

See- you got up early, did a incredible workout and have already blogged it. Probably even before your kids were awake, right?! Doesn't that feel good? Good job! I'm seriously so proud of you. I know how crazy you think 4:45 am is, so I know that wasn't easy. And the workout itself sounds amazingly hard at any time of day. You did it! That was the hardest part. You can do it!

Angie said...

You are so awesome! You'll do great. It sounds like you have a great "team" and cheerleaders as well. I bet you feel great now that you're home ... maybe a little tired but energized knowing what you've already done while the rest of the world (well, most of the world) was asleep!

The Caldwells said...

You are my new motivation!! If you can get up and workout before the kids there is no excuses for me anymore!! Good job! I have thought of doing this boot camp and will now know someone that has done it so will know if it actually works!! Good luck with it and keep it up! You are awesome (oh, and I started my squares. You can see #1 on my blog. Did I do it right?)

Amie said...

Yay Cathryn! You can do it. It sounds like way too much work to be doing at 5 a.m., but I think you are so great to do it. I'll be cheering you on.