I hate going into a class feeling just a little bit like an athlete because I ran 11k a couple days before and coming out feeling incredibly out of shape.
It was rainy, icy and windy yesterday and I knew I wouldn’t be able to get a good/safe run in outside, so I took my friend up on an offer to go to an indoor track for (what I thought was going to be) running some stairs and a track and doing some boot camp exercises. I also dragged my unsuspecting sister-in-law Melissa with me. It ended up being an actual boot camp class and a pretty tough one at that.
We did an entire body workout with some challenging exercises. Some leg and butt exercises, a lot of push up related stuff and far too many moves that involved the plank position. Although I was pushed hard by every move we did, since we moved from body part to body part, I didn’t feel like I had worked that hard … right away.
We finished the class by running up and down the stairs around the skating rink and then had a short cool down. When class was over while some of the other women decided to do the stairs a second time, and since I hate stairs, I announced I would run 1km (4 laps) around the track just to get some mileage in. Halfway through my first lap I felt every bit of the class – of course I had announced that I was going to run 1km so I had to finish. 😉
Well, today my body feels like a bag of bricks. I’m afraid that my body is too exhausted to even hurt and that the hurt’s coming. I think I may have to do this again next week though – I never seem to push myself enough working out at home…
My morning wasn’t totally unproductive though, while browsing the internet I found my new coffee mug:
I really hate burpees. What boot camp exercises do you hate?
– Jackie –