Okay, it's the end of day 10 of our 14 day boot camp. I think I've logged 17 hours of exercise in so far. I have it broken down into strength, cardio, and flexibility but that's all downstairs. Most of those hours have been strenuous, although a few here and there have been a half hour walk or a playful hour of ice skating that I counted. Even the flexibility sessions have been pretty hard core -- power yoga, muscles trembling, breath calm.
I'll tell you, its not yet 9 PM and I'm pooped. I mostly feel great, but I'm not quite sleeping enough and there's starting to be a cumulative wearinesss. In general, I have more energy and there's a spring in my step that wasn't there before. I can feel my body -- there's an awareness of my muscles, especially my core, that hasn't been there for quite some time. And I can see and feel myself getting stronger and that gives me confidence and a good feeling of progress that I really like. But I'm looking forward to a couple of days of rest when we're finished with boot camp, and to cutting the schedule back to something a little bit more manageable going forward.
Today was an hour of lifting, then 30 minutes on the treadmill, and then a hike this afternoon through the woods with the dog. Tomorrow, an hour of yoga, probably half an hour of lifting and half an hour of running. Over the weekend I'm travelling to a cabin in the middle of nowhere so it'll be a lot of cross country skiing, situps, pushups and wall sits. I get tired just thinking about it. In fact, I'm going to bed right now.