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bootcamps + end of the challenge

Friday, July 12, 2013

Well I was going to post boot camp workouts here on my blog and that seems to have failed. I missed last Friday and Monday because I went home to visit my family. It was hell getting there...literally. Guys, do NOT fly Frontier. Sheesh. They close their counter 45 min before the flight and B, Shimmer, and I ran up at 44 minutes 30 seconds. They wouldn't let us on the plane and we had to fly from two separate airports later that night. Awful!

A weekend of this sure helped though:

I had a huge NSV accomplishment last Wednesday at boot camp. I ran a mile in 8:52!! Just one, mind you, and I was dying close to the end, but I did it!! emoticon My bootcamp friend, Alison, was just in front of me the whole run and I really pushed myself at the end to catch up with her. We finished together. :) When I was running...awhile ago, I could do a 10 minute mile, but haven't done anything close to that since then. I think running outside helped! There were no numbers ticking closer to 1.0 along with a time and I didn't even have RunKeeper telling me how fast and far I'd gone. It was just me and the pavement. I'm going to have to start running more often.

This bootcamp thing is really pushing me. I see other women (camp is all women) who are older, younger, fitter, less fit...every kind of person you can think of, and if they are all pushing themselves to make it through these exercises, I have no excuse not to! I am feeling stronger, waking up early a little easier, and am on the road to being a healthier Mel! Yay!

With boot camp kicking my butt, I managed to lose 1.1 pounds in the final 2 weeks of the 5% challenge. I was in the running for Last Teddy Bear Standing, but FANGFACEKITTY beat me to it. It was fun competing and having the team hold me responsible. Us Teddies did pretty darn well in the challenge! I missed my 5% goal by 2.6lbs, but I lost 5.4lbs along the way! Woohoo! I'm so happy that I found the 5% challenge and can't wait for the next one.

Here's the link to the Summer 5% Challenge team: https://sparkpeo.hs.llnwd.net/e1/mys
If you're even remotely interested in a large supportive group of people to help you as you try to reach your goals, I highly recommend checking it out. It starts July 20th (a week before my birthday! emoticon )!
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    emoticon An 8:52 mile is excellent! I'll be happy when I get back to a 10 minute mile again. I missed my 5% goal too, although all I really wanted was to get back into the middle of my maintenance range.
    2938 days ago
    You go girl that is a great NSV!!!!! You did great in The Last Teddy Bear Standing too!!!!!!!!!
    2938 days ago
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