This morning’s SealTeamPT was definitely an adventure as we went to a new location–Gravelly Point, where we could hear and see all the airplanes taking off and landing at Reagan National Airport. I have run along this trail during my marathon training days and have had a picnic out here on a nice spring day. But early morning darkness and 30+ degree temperatures made this feel like a much different place. And if all this were not enough, the SealTeam truck was loaded with extra workout tools at our disposal–sandbags, logs, and rafts.
We began the workout with a lot of the typical stuff that I’ve been highlighting for the last week and a half incorporating 2-4 person log carries (that was hard!), 20-pound sand bag carries (over our heads!), and crab walks WITH the sand bags in our laps (feel the burn).
We had a few team races carrying the heavy “boats” down to the water’s edge, paddling out to a set spot and then turning around. These are the kind of rafts that you take out for white-water rafting so they were bulky and a bit unwieldy. I think my “newbie-ness” cost our team losing the races of the three groups, but it was still fun all the same. We also had a group of students from Gallaudet University join us. For the most part they were doing their own activities separate from ours but it was nice to have a larger group.
Finishing up, I was soaked and cold through my core, but I so very much have come to appreciate hot showers on days like these! The temperatures continue to plummet and we are expecting some snow showers tomorrow. Hoo-yah!