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Bootcamp – My not so big finish – Day 26

Posted in Crazy Wisdom,Workout on Friday, May 4, 2007 at 9:58 am by flerly.

See my last entry about why, but I decided for sure not to go to the post tests this morning, and I didn’t even bother to email them. Konked out about 12:30 and slept clear through 9 this morning. Stocked up on more blister wraps and bandages, wound wash… all sorts of crap yesterday, and made my final decision last night when I took off the old bandage and it was bloody from just my evening’s light walking for dinner and to hit the drug store. I’m not some competitive athlete that needs to push through this kind of injury to run some more for some deadline. I’m just trying to improve my fitness, and I really didn’t want to come across this weekend as someone hobbled by a little exercise.

I’m already signed up for the maintenance kickboxing for next week. If I don’t aggravate my feet too much I should be healed enough by Tuesday to not have more pain.

Something in the back of my mind is still angry for not making this last day, but mostly I’m just angry at my own physical weakness… or that of my feet, I guess.

I want to do bootcamp again, but only after a couple months of just the cardio kickboxing and some dieting. I just have to lose some weight. I guess I can try to keep up the jogging, since without the instructors yelling at me, I can actually stop before I get nasty open sores on my feet. Maybe I just have to build up to it, toughen my feet or something. Maybe some Shaolin-esque barefoot walking on hot asphalt needs to happen.

So, this Bootcamp journal isn’t finished today, it’s just turning into the maintenance phase. I’ll try to record exercise and kickboxing experiences, and see if I can’t get revved up for another round of Bootcamp in July.
Maybe by then someone will want to join me.

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

— Helen Keller



  1. aoide has made a Comment

    If it’s any consolation, my feet are the ugliest things I have ever seen. I get blisters constantly and to the point that they are under so many layers of skin that I almost don’t know they are there till the peel away. yup, thats what you have to look forward to. Nice huh? It has gotten to the point that I was scared and horrified when maggie suggested we get mani-pedi’s at the wedding. No one should have to touch these feet. Worry not, some things just have to be sacrificed and I would rather be in a size 8 than be a foot model.

    Don’t feel bad about recovery time. Your body needs healing. I would love to take ONE enrollment of the bootcamp but right now money does not allow it. I am hoping once I am in the new house and get some things paid off -Namely you- I will be able to actually consider it. In the mean time, if you ever want a jogging partner let me know. I have been laid up for a while so I’m not in great shape so I wouldn’t be all 4 miles in 40 minutes on ya.

    May 4, 2007 @ 12:47 pm

  2. flerly has made a Comment

    I’m almost glad to hear you say all this, just because, Good Lord, I feel like a freak with these blisters. James said to me, “You get more blisters than anyone I know!” and knowing that he was pretty athletic made me feel it was just weird and couldn’t be normal.

    Still, ew. I do think I’ll just have to keep going until I get some callouses, because right now, these are literally wet, open wounds that sting like crazy just walking, and end up bleeding when I try to walk on them through the pain. That just doesn’t seem like something you should ignore, you know?

    Hot showers and even foot soaks are even painful right now, so I can’t imagine a pedicure. Egads! I had bought all these waterproof bandages for our day at the pool in Vegas, which I was thankful for, but when you think about it… still, ew, sort of disgusting.

    Meh.. I babble. Thanks for the jogging offer. I hope to take you up on it.

    May 4, 2007 @ 1:03 pm

  3. schlemaggle has made a Comment

    and when we all live in decatur (fingers crossed), we can whip each other into shape and go running together! we’ll be the ugly feet posse! 😀 won’t that be fun?

    May 4, 2007 @ 2:37 pm

  4. flerly has made a Comment

    I hope you still say that if we end up moving more toward Stone Mountain instead of Decatur. We’re looking at several houses over there Monday as well as the two in Decatur.

    May 4, 2007 @ 2:54 pm

  5. schlemaggle has made a Comment

    stone mountain…decatur…same thing. 🙂 i mean, compared to what it is now. i’ve actually been eyeballing some in stone mountain, too. hopefully we’ll get to start the actual looking process very soon. got a lot of painting/repairing to do in the meantime, though.

    May 4, 2007 @ 7:00 pm

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