The sun was high and the humidity was a beast, but 4 amazing FiAs showed up to tough it out with me! Knowing that it was going to be incredibly hot, I decided to go with a workout that could be done in the shaded parking lot. Don’t let being in a parking lot lull you into thinking this was an easy workout because easy rarely describes one of my workouts! 😉
I had the Pax grab a rock or weight to use during part of our Tabata routine – PanAm decided to go for extra credit with an ego rock! Each Tabata set is done 3 times.
Tabata Set One –
After the first set, the Pax went to the wall –
Tabata Set Two –
After the second set, the Pax went to the wall –
Ab Work –
COT and Namorama
So often when I am running I come up with the best things to say for COT, but then I completely forget it by the time my run is finished! That was the case this past Saturday, I had something really great to say to the Pax and I completely forgot my train of thought…. old age! 😉 Anyway, what I forgot goes something like this… Frequently when I have invited someone to come out and join us for a FiA workout I hear that they are not in good enough shape to workout with us. Hearing this is truly disheartening and frustrating for me because I want them to give themselves a chance. I feel that they look at me and think that I never struggle, that I never have a hard time while I am working out. When I do tell them that I struggle with asthma with almost every workout, I feel like they don’t believe me. I would love for them to see me when I run and have to stop frequently because my heart rate is over 200 and I can barely breathe. I would love for them to see me sitting in my car taking 2 puffs from my inhaler before I can go into the gym to workout or to a FiA workout. Yes, I struggle with almost every workout, but I choose to push through every workout and that is the difference. I choose to workout and push myself. We have to figure out how to get friends/family to choose to workout with us. Every journey is rife with hazards and difficulty, but it is also full of experiences and accomplishments.
Have an awesome week!!