My first Co-Q at the House of Pain.
It seemed only fitting for my first and (potentially last) Co-Q/Q to be with Capitol Bride at the House of Pain bootcamp. The HoP was the place I became a FiA — and I have CB to thank for that. So it only made sense to co-Q a workout with my main FiA Bae (lookin’ at you, CB) before I make a move to DC.
But we’ll get to that later.
My alarm went off at 4:22 this AM and I could not have been more enthused to tackle A Few of my Favorite Things. CB and I met Tuesday to plot out our Q and we settled on doing all of my favorite exercises (and a few of my “favorite Choose-the-Harder-Thing” exercises). Despite the soggy pre-dawn conditions, 9 PAX crushed a solid booty-kicking workout Qed by Capitol Bride and I.
Here’s the Thing:
Jacks in CAD
Butt Kickers in CAD
Toy Soldiers in CAD
Through the Bridge in CAD
Partner Work: (Third Degree and CB)
Squats w/ high five x20
Plank taps x20
Leg throws x20 each
FiA Nation, here are the ways that you’re more incredible than you know:
– Even when it’s cold and dark, you are never alone. Yes, it’s a crappy metaphor. But it’s true– whether we’re showing up for 5 AM workout or talking through life struggles via group text/happy hour, you’re there for each other. We’re a team. And we’re #bettertogether.
-You’re legitimately fun. From trotting around the streets of Columbia before dawn to running from city to city like a crazy person to Margarita Flights at Happy hour, you’re a legitimately fun group of ladies. I enjoy being around you and you make me more adventurous. You make me try new things. And it’s a joy.-On the days that I believe that I can’t, you convince me that I can. When I joined FiA, I’d barely been able to complete a 5K. But working out and training with you ladies inspired me to do what I believed was impossible: I’ve run a half marathon and an ultra marathon. I’ve fallen in love with running and fitness and sweat. Before hanging out with you crazies, I never dreamed that could be me. But even on the days that I didn’t think I could run another mile or wake up for another long run, you’ve believed for me. And that’s made all the difference.