Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Last night at 6pm I had a date......with bootcamp.

It was part of my gym's Midwinter Makeover Challenge. They challenged us. Could you handle a one hour bootcamp session? Would you show up and give it a go?

I did.

Thank goodness I was partnered with Kazz - one of the gym's superfit instructors who practically dragged me along at times.

PT drills, dozens of push ups (full body ones!), running up hill, and down, and up again. Team drills. Carrying, piggybacking, dragging your team mates. Leap frogging, rolling. sit ups. Running attached to teammates. You name it we did it. In the wet. And then we had to run back to the gym in pairs. Taking turns to carry a 5 kg medicine ball above our heads. We all had to hold our hands above our heads at all times. If you were caught dropping your hands then you and your partner had to drop and do 5 push ups. Everyone got caught out. We got caught near the end - outside the gym. By the pedestrian crossing. We had to do pressups while cars waited for us to cross! We were so stuffed it didn't matter.

Did we care? Nup. Our team got back to the gym first.

We survived bootcamp.


Penny said...

I was wondering how it was going! Sounds pretty hard core! Good on you for making it.

Kirsty said...

Wow, that sounds awful!! What an achievement to be first - well done :)

Janine said...

wow wee hard core boot camp but sounds like you handled it and took it in your stride!! Go Mel!!

scrapgeek said...

Go you! I will cheer you on from the sideline :)

Lynda said...

Wow Mel!!You Rock!!!

Thats sounds like murder!!

Lara said...

wow - good on you!!!!