The Best Wake Up Call!


I stole the title of today’s blog post from one of my fellow Seal Team newbies who used it to describe her experience.  Such a perfect way of characterizing those early mornings.  And this morning was an especially important one to wake up for–my SealTeam PT graduation!  You might be asking, “didn’t you start this thing in January?  What took so long?”  Well, I was the only new person on January 7 and they don’t graduate single classes.  So there ended up being four of us for Class 22 and today was our big day.  I have a certificate and t-shirt to prove my early morning efforts!

We had another fitness test (this being the third one I have done, and improvements continue). Here are the stats: 60 push-ups in 2 minutes (up from the 35 plus 10 girly ones on January 7); 96 sit-ups in 2 minutes (up from 74); 1.5 mile run completed in 11:54 (from 13:31).  Wow!  I don’t know if I was just really wimpy before or whether I turned on the “beast mode”.  But I do feel stronger and have better form for many of these exercises.  What an awesome feeling!

Every class that completes the basic course has to present a class gift.  In keeping with the recent holiday, we decorated a Valentine tree to express our love for SealTeam PT and the continued growth we are all achieving.  (And the office now has to nurture this plant too!)

Our Valentine tree, card and delicious treats (don't judge, this was post-workout!)

Our Valentine tree, card and delicious treats (don’t judge, this was post-workout!)

My handmade ornaments for our SealTeam Valentine Tree.  The courage we all had to try something new; the dedication to stick to something (shout out to 90-day challengers...that's right 90 days of working out, and the motivation to keep at it!)

My handmade ornaments for our SealTeam Valentine Tree. The courage we all had to try something new; the dedication to stick to something (shout out to 90-day challengers…that’s right 90 days of working out) and the motivation to keep at it!)

Seal Team Valentines 3

Graduation Day!  New class front and center.

Graduation Day! New class front and center.

YES!  I earned it!

YES! I earned it!

Seal Team Valentine Thank You 2

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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