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Bootcamp Challenge

Saturday, October 04, 2008


Today was the Bootcamp Challenge at MCRD. Wow, was it an interesting experience. I was super duper excited cause my wonderful SP friend Coffee-mate-y (Shan) was driving down for LA to participate with Angespad and me. We got matching shirts and everything!!!!

Shan got a little bit intimidated by the drill instructors but she got over that quickly and avoided them like the plague!! HAHA!

We started out strong and flew over some hay bail obstacles and set a nice comfortable pace. After around the 1/2-1 mile mark I got this horrendous side ache. It was terrible. The kind you can't seem to run through. I couldn't believe how painful something like that could be. I tried to run through it and slowed down my pace some but it just would not subside. I not only felt bad physically but I felt worse keeping my teammates from moving forward at a quicker pace. I never stopped though. I took advantage of some slower obstacles, tunnels, foxholes, trenches and pushup stations. Ange didn't respond to one of the instructors properly and she got nailed. I felt bad for her but it allowed me to catch my breath and try to get that side ache to go away.

When she reached us, we started jogging and it wasn't too terribly far from the finish (thank God!!) and the girls kept encouraging me. Then one of them said "Let's beat this team" and we picked up the pace and sprinted right before the finish line we linked arms and crossed the finish line in 32:01. I gaged and almost threw up once we hit the end but I managed to contain the contents....now that would have been embarrassing!

I have no doubt that my fabulous teammates could have finished the course much faster but they were wonderful and supportive. Thanks guys! You rock!!

This has motivated me to try and get into even better shape. I can definately improve my fitness and strength. This is just one more reason to push on!
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HEATHERSCOTTTN 10/9/2008 3:34PM

    You are STRONG! YEAH for you hard work!

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ANGELA_09 10/6/2008 11:46AM

    That is so awesome you did a bootcamp. It's sounds scary! LOL! You made and I'm sure it will be an experience you will never forget.

You ROCK! emoticon

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DIALY_STORM 10/5/2008 8:40PM

    On the news last night, someone they interviewed also said she thought she was going to throw up! It looked tough. Good for you for finishing!

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COFFEE-MATE-Y 10/5/2008 2:06PM

    The Bootcamp challange was SUPER Fun!!!!!

I had a blast and i'm so glad I could do it with you and Ang!

You rocked it.... I know you had a hard time with the side ache but you still came out on top in my books!!!

OH and those drill guys were SCARRY but.... I figured all you had to do was try to avoid them at all costs! ... darn... at the end they caught us for push ups!! LOL

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ANGESPAD 10/5/2008 12:13AM

    I had a total BLAST! You did an amazing job! Next time we are going to make sure you don't eat a big meal beforehand! Those side aches are killer...

We were worried about you! I had NO IDEA the pain was that bad! You are a TROUPER!!!!!!!! I'm so glad you were able to push through and finish strong!

PB and Chocolate Propaganda ROCKS!!!

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~ASHLEYB~ 10/4/2008 10:46PM

    This sounds like so much fun! I guess that's just the benefits of living in CA (where everything happens) as opposed to living in BFE Oklahoma (where NOTHING happens)! Maybe one of these days, I'll be able to do something like this....

I think you did a GREAT job, considering you were hurting. Those side pains when you're running are HORRIBLE.

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