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Friday, July 23, 2010

Female trainers

So far, as far as Boot Camp goes, the female trainers are batting zero! Trainer Josh had another commitment tonight, so he sent in a sub. I knew it wasn't going to be a stellar class when we started us warming up with high knees, butt kicks and jumping jacks. One guy was so choked, he actually left! It did improve slightly with the circuit, except she took way too long to explain what to do and kept getting herself confused about what move was next. Once we got started though (bicep to press, drop legs, v-sit (although not a v-sit, but a leg lift), squats, push-ups, extensions, lat flies, mountain climbers, lunge walking, suicide drills, and back to the start. We did each drill for a minute, so even by the time this was done, the class was barely half over! She then took us to the BA hill (why we didn't start there, I don't know), and had us run up and down it for 5 minutes. Did I mention that it was probably in the high +20's (Celsius, not Fahrenheit) and totally sunny? Yikes! After that, we returned to the mats, where she did have us do a pretty good ab routine (she said she used to work for Bikini boot-camp) before we stretched and finished for the day. I heart Josh...I did not heart her. Boo.

Got Mom, and saw Dad, who was doing much better today. Still a little slow and seemed tired, but at least he made sense and was responsive. I had ordered him some Humbug candies from a place in Ontario, and they made it to work today. He said they weren't quite what he remembered from his youth, but at over $30 just for the shipping, he's eating every single one of those bad boys!!!! Never did hear from the doctor (she was at the hospital this morning, apparently) but the nurse and I had a very long face to face conversation. She pretty much said that moving Dad is never going to happen, given this week's events. That made me feel much better, and then we discussed making sure Dad was comfortable above all, and cared for. I left there feeling more reassured then I have in a while.

Home, carb-loading. Stopped in at Community Foods to get some Greek yogurt, and came home with some whole wheat pita, hummus and a tuna sandwich on a really good grainy bread. Dinner was a mish-mash (hummus, the sandwich, a bowl of cheerios) but once again, it's late and I didn't want to turn the oven or stove on! I'm also getting loads of water in, so should be ready for the run in the morning. It's supposed to be a hot day tomorrow (feel rather bad for the Weekend to End Breast Cancer walkers tomorrow!) so I am happy that the race starts as early as it does (8am). Of course, I'm not happy about the 16km through the hilliest area of Calgary...twice! Deets on the run to follow.

By the way, thanks to you all for letting me rant here...I do feel better after spewing it all out.


1 comment:

Cowgirl Warrior said...

When I attempted this boot camp at Prince's Island I had a girl trainer and it sucked. I don't know if it was because of a girl or the fact that she was a lousy trainer. I live close to Edworthy, I'm not ready to embrace boot camp just yet but you may see me there one day.

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