Wasn’t it just yesterday that I wrote about joining Eric Bullock’s boot camp in Aspen and now tomorrow is my last day. I did it, and I survived! I got up at 4:45am and went to boot camp five days a week for one month. Ok, maybe I missed one day but that was just because I broke my toe the day before. My new strength got the best of me as I zealously tried to make a goal while playing football barefoot with the boys, minor setback.
So what can I report from my experience? Well, I know that my family enjoys my elevated mood level as do I and I am loving my new strength. My daily tasks have gotten so much easier for me and I am less tired.
As I ran through the ranch fields the other day I felt as though I could have run forever with the morning sun warming up my body. I listened to the song “Hallelujah” by Rufus Wainwright, and tears came to my eyes. Life was good.
Yoga helps me to recharge my spirituality and brings peace to my hectic life but I have enjoyed mixing my training up a bit with the daily strength and conditioning classes. I have learned that through a healthy diet and proper cross training I am much more tolerant and present with my children.
Just the other day I took Axel and Hootie-Hoo to our favorite park that looks like the field in the PBS show Teletubbies. We played football and explored the man made tunnels for hours.
As we sat in the middle of a tunnel Hootie-Hoo asked if we were really in Teletubby world and Axel and I smiled at each other with our secret. I suddenly felt sad that I had wasted so many precious moments with my boys by being too fed up and tired to play with them. I happily soaked up their love.
As my last week of boot camp comes to an end I wonder if I will miss this new schedule of waking up before the crack of dawn. I have no doubt that I will enjoy the extra sleep but I will most definitely miss the consistent training.
It has been very rewarding for me to mix up my life a bit and commit to a goal and now I feel prepared to take it to the next level. I am excited to see where all of this will take me and I look forward to letting you in on all the secrets…except for the photos.