Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Bootcamp!

Firstly, thank you all who left encouraging messages whilst I've been feeling a bit "yuck". Today was so busy however that I didn't have time to feel icky.

I got to the gym at 8am and immediately got stuck into learning my Step Choreo for an hour before going off to teach "RPM tech", which is a half hour introductory class and then RPM at 9.30am. After morning tea, it was back to learn more Step choreo and slam down a quick snack. At 1.30pm I took students from a local high school for a Step class. My goal had been to go through the new Step release and get a bit of much needed practice. However when I saw a gaggle of 20 hormonally charged 16 year old boys and maybe 8 girls, I had to change plans mid workout. There were a couple of boys that were really rude and started playing up, so after Track 2, I decided to ditch the step and go into Bootcamp mode.

I don't have boys, but I feel like a lot of the playing up was due to them being 16 and needing to release a bit of energy. I was also getting a little irritated by them, so I gave them a good thrashing. Plyo jumps, squat thrusts, plyo push ups, depth jumps, suicide runs (yes, Kek, suicide runs!) - I ran every interval and jumped every jump with them - and when they moaned that they were feeling tired, I gave them a bit more of the drill sergeant treatment and barked "that's no excuse, I'm old enough to be your mother!" After a challenging plank session, they'd really changed their tune and I spent the rest of the afternoon rather amused at the those of making almost grown men cry! Actually I think they secretly rather enjoyed themselves.....

I've also just received the fantastic news that we came 18th out of 72 mixed teams in the Adventure Race. We could have placed as high as 16th as our point scores were the same, but the teams in front of us got home 2 minutes earlier..bummer! Almost in the top 20% for our first effort together...what a thrill!

9 comments:

Cat said...

You Go Girl! Impressive day of teaching and working out. I would love to have seen the teenage boys kicking their butts kicked!

Congrats on the awesome placing in the adventure race. It sounds like was a fun and enjoyable evening.

Kek said...

Ah, you have a cruel streak! :) I'm so looking forward to suicide runs on Saturday.

Nice job on the race placing!

stacytoby said...

can you come down to SA and whip my high school boys into shape, they would sure behave better in class if they weren't full of energy!!! ;)

Raechelle said...

Wow-I can't believe how many teams there were! Good for you guys to come in so well on your first time out!

Lyndsay said...

Lol! I bet those boys got just what they deserved!

Antigone said...

I so love you! could you thrash my hubby like that one day :)

Hope your having a fantastic day hun :)
Em:)

Michelle said...

That is so funny. Those poor boys must not have known what hit them!

I have to say that now I'm pretty scared to train with you when I'm down there next week! :o)

Magda said...

You're a legend LOL!!!!

Magda

ms_attitude said...

That is hilarious. I used to have to take aerobics classes that were sometimes full of soccer players if it was too wet for them to train... My golden rule was SIMPLE AND HARD! It's great being able to be evil ;-)