Last night some coworkers and I ventured out to a free bootcamp hosted by Eventbrite and the Friends of Fort Point Channel Fitness by the Children’s Museum. Not only was it free but they gave out some swag bags with water bottles inside! I always can use one of these little gym bags to throw stuff in and it being orange is just a bonus! I love bright colors!
The trainer that night was Erica Duggan. She was super fit and a lot of fun to have the boot camp class with. We started the class with some warm up and it started to sprinkle. During the class, everyone slowly ran over to the bags to move them for cover. We don’t mind getting dirty during our workouts but probably don’t want all the electronics in our bag to get soaked! Eventually the little bit of rain stopped and it was a perfect temperature to work out.
The class had a good mix of cardio and strength intervals. I loved this one ab move she had us do last. I could feel my abs burn! I also liked some of the moves we did on this tower that was right by the Children’s Museum. We did a lot of jumping or step up moves, planks, and other things I may try at home! I’m hoping to make another one of Erica’s classes sometime. She also teaches down at Channel Fitness which is right down the street from my work. Maybe I’ll venture to the gym for a class or two since they have drop-ins!
I seriously love how many free summer outdoor classes there are. I felt great after class…until I stupidly took out my phone as I was walking down the stairs to the T. I was typing in my passcode and then I twisted my ankle. I heard some major cracks and couldn’t move for a minute. There was a really really nice woman behind me who stopped and asked me if I was ok. She even asked if I wanted a minute then if I wanted help with my bags down the stairs. I think she knew that sometimes if you ask someone if they are ok too much-they start balling in tears (Ok-maybe that’s just me…haha). But I asked her if she could just see if I could make it down the stairs. She walked down with me and then I said thank you. I called Dave and told him what I had done. The woman was on the side…I think secretly she wasn’t sure if I’d be able to make it down the other stairs too because it seemed like she didn’t go into the T until I did.
The nice woman was ahead of me and I stopped her to thank her again and tell her I really appreciated her kindness. It’s the little things! I slowly made it home. Not going to lie-I was really upset. I felt like I just got a great workout in and then I had to go do this stupid thing. I guess it’s a lesson to remember to stop playing with your darn phone! And a wake up call that I’m not a teenager anymore-I can actually get hurt and not bounce back in 10 minutes.
Once I got home, my right ankle swelled up a bit. I iced and sulked for a little bit. All I could think was that this was another thing preventing me from running. But eventually I realized that this was my fault and I need to just keep building up the strength and flexibility that I have been doing to get me back on the road. I’m icing as we speak and hope that it will be alright tomorrow or the next day.
Do you have a lot of free summer outdoor classes available to you?
Has your phone distracted you before?