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!)