LiveFit Challenge Week 15: Amy’s Update

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.

5 weeks until the triathlon, time is ticking away, as are the miles on my bike and my ‘running legs.’ We have gone from above average temps to below average, but once I had a taste a taste of exercising outside, Mother Nature won’t stop me from going outside, Under Armor serves its purpose. Since I started this working out thing, Junius has been working on my long-lost core muscles. She told me a long time ago that if she had a good run, she felt it in her abs. I thought she was crazy, until I went out on my 50 minute run and felt it in my abs the next day. I am thinking that was supposed to be a good thing….the jury is still out on this one.

We did our first mini-tri as a group Tuesday, and I have learned the ‘sausage suits’ as I like to call them, others prefer tri-uniforms, will serve a definite purpose. Although it is not flattering in any possible meaning of the word, at least we won’t have to struggle with sports bras and spandex clothing while being wet. We’ll see about the biking while wet….could be a recipe for disaster with this not-so-graceful soul. Oh well, another week in, another hundred learning experiences under my belt. My friend and I are doing the Paper Discovery Duatholon a week from Sunday. She says I don’t have to wait for her. She may be waiting for me as I perform a graceful fall with the bike clip shoes on. We’ll see. I have no idea how transitions actually work, so I thought this would be a great experience, sort of a trial run, before the Green Bay Triathlon. I will let you know how it goes next week.

Follow  Amy’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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