Boot Camp 2013 – Day 3

Today I did not attend Boot Camp because I spent my day at the Homeland Security office becoming an American Citizen. YAY!

But I could not let my fellow bootcampers go a day without the report, so I asked my 10acious friends to cover up for me.

Rukmani accepted the task to write down a description of the day, and Kathy was our picture taker.

The only thing that is missing is the buddies. They reside on my office and I didn’t have a chance to stop by to take their pictures, so for the illustrations I’ll have to recycle some stick men from last year and use some real pictures Miss V sent out already.

So here’s what I got from my awesome friends:

After 2 days of working really hard, Team 10acious was ready for Day 3 of bootcamp, which was also called Hump Day. We missed Sayeh, Brittany and our fearless leader, Gaby who was busy painting her nails red, white and blue (for her American citizenship).  It was Ms V’s dream weather for bootcamp today – cold and rainy, she keeps telling us that bootcamps usually involved getting soaked in the rain or freezing in the cold and we had it easy this time. Sarah drove by our building in the morning and clued us that the 9Glutes were indoors, so we might not go out in the cold. Well, not completely – Ms V said we would be spending 30 minutes on the field and then head inside. When we walked into the building, there was a pleasant surprise – delish holiday treats that the 9Glutes were kind enough to bring complete with Christmas cookies, hot coffee, yummy pastries, chocolate milk and eggs.
Round 1
We got split into 2 teams – Team Green and Team Red. We did the following exercises
1.       Alternating sit-stands
2.       Zig zag around cones (Team Green around the green cones and Team Red around the red cones) in a staggered order – when the first person is done with the first cone, the second person starts and so on. When we reach the cones, we had to airplane around it. When we reached the last cone, we sprint right back.
3.       Alternating sit-stands.
4.       Zig zag around cones – similar to last time except for when we reached the cones, we do a quick football touch and back off.
5.       Alternating sit-stands.
6.       Zig zag around cones – this was a race between Team Red and Team Green. Team Red won this race.
Round 2
We did the following exercises
·         Lift your right knee, then right arm travels from straight up to touch your left ankle foring a T. We did this again on the other side for a few reps.
·         Alternating lunges with squats in between till we walked to the middle of the field.
·         Bear crawl all the way back. Ms V was kind enough to say that we can all stop bear crawling when at least one person has walked all the way back. Thanks to Ying and Melissa, the rest of us avoided a few bear crawls.
By now, it started pouring down pretty hard, so we moved indoors for Round 3. Yaay, we were outside only for 15 minutes or so J.
Round 3
Round 3 was a Christmas miracle – more than half an hour of foam rolling the heck out of our tight spots, marveling at the magic a foam roller and a tennis ball could do. There were interesting things we learnt about our bodies along the way – thanks to Ms V and the anatomically correct poster dude, George. Ms V also explained that when there are times that a foam roller is not handy, a simple tennis ball can do the trick as well. While we were foam rolling and stretching, we also bonded a lot discussing our bootcamp experiences – how we were completely wiped out and still excited enough to think about it all day.
We then helped set up the field for the 12 days of Workout routine for the mini-bootcampers – the weather had cleared up enough by now.
We all left with big smiles on our faces till someone reminded us of the dreaded 54321 workout tomorrow, GULP!
For our theme today, all of us wore Santa hats of different flavors – Kathy had a crazy bent hat, Karen had the cutest elf hat and Sarah had a sparkly Santa hat. Karen was awesome in fishing Ms V for points if we could wear our Santa hats to work. Ms V’s response – send your pictures and we’ll see. So yes, we are taking our costumes back to work AGAIN!!
In regards to the class standings, yesterday we did awesome and got the most points of the day, being able to get out of last place. Whoot, whoot!
But then today our points were not much. We were still able not to drop to last again, but didn’t go too far up.
Overall Totals
Let’s go 10acious!!!

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