Six Aurora BayCare Medical Center employees have embarked on a wellness challenge that will change their lives forever! Over the next six months, these people will be coached, trained and transformed into triathlon-level athletes through the Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine Live Fit program.
So, here we are another week in, looking forward to getting together as a group for triathlon classes, but kind of sad to see the end of the 1:1 training sessions. I wonder how I’ll feel after this challenge is completed. After getting together with the group last time, I am looking forward to see what sort of off-the-wall comments will come out of everyone’s mouths….funny stuff.
One of the hardest challenges I have faced so far is using my core muscles. We have worked to rediscover the long-lost core muscles of mine….turns out I have some, but buried very very deep, and extremely weak. However, thanks to the training, I now at least know how to ‘engage’ that group of muscles, and can tell when I’m doing the core muscle workout the wrong way. Also, I was able to get in the Alter-G treadmill. It is interesting to run with a portion of my body weight removed, but I felt like I was running inside a marshmallow…minus the sticky.
Today I have the good old Mommy guilt working against me. I just got back from a girls weekend, but have tremendous guilt about leaving my children once again. This training takes time, and my husband and I both realized it would, but this was above and beyond the training thing. Oh well, I guess everyone needs a little ‘me’ time every now and then.
I really can’t wait for spring so we can get outside to exercise. Yes, I realize I could bundle up and go outside now, but I think it needs to be at least 40 degrees out and no ice to slip and fall on. Running on a treadmill is getting boring, although I am doing better than I have since high school. Sometimes I just have to push myself through one more song or commercial. Sometimes it’s just a matter of my body just ‘giving in’ and conquering the hatred of running in my mind. Well, I can’t wait to see what’s in store for next week.
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