At 6.30am every Sunday we arrive blurry eyed, fizzy haired and coffee breathed at family bootcamp. It's a great way to start the day, spend some quality time with the girls and get a workout.
Usually, it looks a lot like this...
Immediately, the trainer politely asked us to separate into teams of two and get a football to share. My husband and I became a team. Just like in life. It was so romantic. Then we were told to jog to the beach. Umm, I guess he didn't realise the weather wasn't suitable for outside bootcamp. Still, I pulled up my big girl socks and started running. We had to toss the ball back and forth as we ran. My husband insists that I was aiming for his head and only when he was looking away. Well, a girl needs to find little pieces of sunshine in an otherwise dreary day.
With each step, we were blown back two.
Once we arrived at our destination, we had various activities to do. What I realised about working out in this weather is:
1. When doing push ups, plank holds, etc. the wind blow your sports skirt and top up over your head and your hands aren't free to pull them back down.
2. Whenever you open your mouth to gasp for breath, the wind whips in and then whips saliva all over your face. Once again, your hands are rarely free to fix this either.
3. Towels, balls and hair are at the mercy of the wind.
4. Trainers and children don't notice the wind. Dimitri, the trainer, even commented on the nice breeze.
The run back was awesome. The wind was behind me, pushing me to run at a super human speed. I am fairly certain anyone that saw me was left speechless with amazement.
It may not have been ideal, but I sure felt awesome afterwards.