As I sit on the bus heading to work, I can feel the pain of my efforts from boot camp. Yes, it’s a cliché–“no pain, no gain”–but it rings true. I just hope I can sustain pain for these next 10 days. PT today focused on abdominals. Ab workouts of every kind–half sit-ups and full sit-ups, Supermans, Gingreys (? that was a new one), planks and side planks, on the ground and off the ground, on your stomach and on your back, crab walks and bear walks. While abs were the core area, I think that every part of my body will hurt tomorrow. We sprinted, we relayed, we carried people, and we said a lot of “hoo-yah.”
As I mentioned yesterday, the one downside to this course is that I am the only newbie. Apparently no one else wants to go workout in the cold January morning? So I got called out as the “new person”, especially today as John McGuire, the founder of Seal Team Physical Training, Inc. and a former Navy Seal himself, led our class. He is tough, but also encouraging and pulled me to the side or had me up front with him to make sure I knew what I was doing in order to keep proper form. He is very passionate about this group which I admire greatly. You don’t often see people in the workplace like that who are both tough on you but doing it for your own growth, well being and overall improvement.
I already feel like I’m growing and pushing my body in ways I did not think possible. I’ll be hydrating today and stretching a lot. And thanks, to my friend Beth for the tips. It was great seeing another smiling face this morning.