LiveFit Challenge Week 11: Leslie’s Update

Leslie Iles works in Radiology Services at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.

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.

I survived Junius’ evil plot for the New Dublin and it wasn’t as evil as it sounded. As a 6-pack we needed to stay together and we each had 5 minutes to lead the group during the 2 miles. I made it about halfway without walking when my calf started cramping so after that it was a run/walk to the finish line. The coolest part of the run was running down the main street in New London with the street lined with people waiting for the parade to start right after the last runner/walker came in. It was an amazing sight and gave us a glimpse of what the triathlon will be like.

 Monday came and I had my running analysis with Corey. Not only did I find out that my calf hurting was actually shin splints but I pound when I run. I am not a soft runner so that is what I have to work on. Soft feet, Soft feet…..

 Tuesday was my bike analysis with Pascalle. It went really well, just a few adjustments to the bike. Now I just need to get outside and use it.

 During the week I found out that I do not like running on a treadmill, it is much easier to run outside. You have a place to start and end but with a treadmill I noticed I always watch my mileage and it seems like it is never ending. 15 minutes flies by outside but inside it takes forever. Training runs will be held outside from now on…

Follow Leslie’s journey with weekly updates here at our fitness blog!

Whether you’re a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior, Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine’s experts will put you on top of your game. To start your customized training program, contact us at 920-288-5400.

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