Another Bootcamp Day
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Oh SO Frustrated with bootcamp this morning!! Our bootcamp has 2 running groups...Advance & Beginner's. I opted for the beginner's group, because I hadn't ran in a while – so I didn't want to hurt myself. Our main bootcamp instructor really pushes us, where her helper not so much. It was up until 2 weeks ago the bootcamp helper would run with us on Monday's and the main instructor would run with us on Wednesday's. Now the helper has been running with us on Monday's and Wednesday's for the past 2 weeks. My frustration is that I feel our group has gotten slower and we are in week #10!! All they do is complain...it's so negative...I just want to QUIT, so I don't have to hear it anymore!! I'm not going to quit =) but should I say something? Should I wear my ipod and drown the complaining out? A few weeks ago this one lady was complaining that the instructor up'd our minutes, to run without stopping, 2 extra mins. I said, “oh 2 mins really won't make a difference.” She said, “maybe not for you, but maybe for some of us!” So I hesitate to say anything during our run. Today, another lady said, “if you all don't like how slow we are running move to the advance group”. She made the statement, because the slower runner's have to be in front to lead everyone and if we go past them the group has to sprint. I text an ask the main bootcamp instructor.. 'us' being at 10 weeks into bootcamp how many minutes should it take us to run a mile...her response ideally – 11mins. I feel I may be there, but as a group we are not.
I really want our group to push themselves... to conquer every hill we run up on our run days. They can do it!! They have to believe they can do it. With the complaining, I feel they are forgetting why they signed up for bootcamp in the first place. I signed up for the accountability...of a group...eating right...drinking all the water I need to in a day...to be pushed beyond what I feel I can't do & can do it!! I've lost 17 pounds in 9 weeks!! To be able to run again...I'm doing it!! I ran a 5K in 34 mins!! I want to 'RUN' the OKC Memorial Half Marathon next year and I'm on track to do so! I want to be at my goal weight by the end of the year...I'm on track to reach it! The list goes on and on... I feel STRONG!! I feel GREAT!! I LOVE working out again!!
I'm so thankful to be able to blog and vent. I feel my bootcamp achievements have over shadowed my frustration. In the end it's all about me... their my workouts and as long as I'm putting in all that I have everyday... I'm happy!!
Our instructor started a body fat challenge for our last 4 weeks to help motivate us. It cost $10 to do the challenge. There's 17 of us signed up, so there's $170 up for grab. I so WANT it!!
My body fat is at 31% ...I need to stay completely 100% on track with my eating and drinking water, so I can get to my bootcamp goal weight.
Happy Sparking!! Have a GREAT day!! Thanks for taking a moment to read my blog.