Thursday, February 17, 2011

Friday on Thursday

So I had this feeling all day today of "Yay! It's Friday!" even though it's really Thursday, but in a way it's like Friday because I made it through all four days of Sgt. Ken's Boot Camp and tomorrow I get to rest!

I'm still pretty sore, but a lot of the deep, sharp soreness has eased up and now it's more like a regular I-had-a-good-workout sore. I'm so glad I pushed through and didn't skip any days. Today was partner-assisted exercise, and it was tough and intense. No big surprise there, huh? That's what I've come to expect. But it was good; working with a partner was a new dynamic, and I really enjoyed it.

My partner was Jackie, a young, lean, tiny thing. I learned something from her today. I told her after a set of push-ups, "That was great! One of my goals is to get lean and look more like you!"

She looked at me and said, "What are you talking about? You're way stronger than me!"

What I learned from that is that everyone sees in other people things they want for themselves. I want to be smaller and leaner; Jackie wants to be stronger. It made me feel good that at least one person in that class saw something positive when she looked at me. She saw a strong woman. That was an awesome boost for me.

Tomorrow I rest. After work, I am going to go home and geek out and play D&D with some friends. Then I'm going to bed. On Saturday, I plan to go to the gym and do a 45 minute spin bike routine, and on Sunday I'm going to go for a gentle run with Ted. I don't want to rest for three days in a row, because I don't want next week to be as tough as this week was. Monday starts my second week of boot camp, and I plan to start it strong.


Reason #4:

When I was little, my older brother Greg told me that a woman could never get as strong as a man. I want to be able to beat my brother Greg at an arm-wrestling challenge.

1 comment:

Jackie said...

Girl, I love your blog! Yes, I certainly do see a strong woman in you, Nena! I love that we partnered up last week and am thankful that you pushed me to get through those workouts. Don't feel like you are the only one with those doubts and mixed emotions running through your head. I have them too and imagine most everyone else does too. I'm happy that we are in this together:-)