December 12, 2006

Someone left the cake out in the rain

…and 15 or so brave boot campers showed up this morning to have a bite of it.

One of the more pleasant things about working out at 6 am is that I sometimes get to experience a beautiful sunrise. Today, there was none. Instead, we were pummeled greeted by rain. I am wet through my three layers. My gloves are drenched. When I placed my elbows on my mat to assume the plank position, I heard the squelchy sound of water oozing through the foamy pores of the cushiony mat. The water soon seeped through my sweatshirt, to the long-sleeved t-shirt and further to my skin. So I moved from elbows to hands. A bit more intense, but I thought the gloves would offer some dry protection. No. The fleece. It absorbs water too. So much for that idea.

Luckily my baseball cap provided some shelter for my face, so I could still see what I was supposed to be doing. (Upon arriving home, I removed said cap to reveal a lovely hairdo, similar to a mullet.) When we got ready to leave camp, I picked up my heavy mat, wringing out the man-sized sponge, and waded back to the car. I can hardly wait to get back into the car in my nice, warm, clean work clothes only to sit in the moist (Ali hates that word) driver’s seat.

Dammit, boot camp is fun!*

*No, seriously. It is fun. I love it.**

**I’m not kidding. I do. I love it.***

***No, REALLY!

And do you all like the new, festive look Matte gave my blog?

5 people have roominated about “Someone left the cake out in the rain”

  • Jenni says:

    I love the holiday look to your blog!

    Your morning sounds pretty miserable though. And moist (I agree with Ali – that is a pretty gross word).

  • Alison says:

    My first thought was, “I have to leave a comment about how I love the new banner!”

    My second was, “Awww, she gave me a link!”

    So yeah, um, fleece absorbs water.

  • meredith says:

    Love the pretty colors!

    I was lucky, the school we work out at has covered areas near the classrooms. So we ran intervals in and out (mostly out) of the rain for almost an hour. Then for fun(!) we ran backwards! Then we did some squats. Then we ran some more.

    Tomorrow we hike. In the mud. I am bringing towels to put dirty shoes on.

    Love me some Bootcamp!

  • Wow. I thought I was Impressed just by you getting up for Boot Camp every (three) days. But, in The Rain, too??

    You Go, Girl!!

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