Storms were brewing when I went to bed Tuesday night, yet I slept through the 2/10-inch of rain we got, and woke to stars in a clear sky. A wet infield kept us from spreading our mats on the softer grass, but we made do and used a puddleless section on the outer loop of the track for our core exercises.
I designed this workout for days when fitting cardio and strength training both into your crazy schedule isn’t going to happen. This higher-cardio boot camp will give your legs a workout, keep your heart rate elevated, and give you a decent amount of running all in one hour. Each trip through should take about fifteen minutes, and it’s designed to repeat four times.
With grown sons, our sidewalk chalk has long since been given to our little next door neighbor, but fortunately, most of my boot camp friends are moms to young children and it was no problem finding a mom willing to donate chalk for a good cause.
We grabbed chalk and quickly marked our stations according to my chart. The original plan was to do the workout as a group at each station, but the recent rains had the benches at the nearby baseball field slippery, so I had to come up with a quick alternative plan and we used a bench under a covered shelter for our bench step-ups. Since it was only wide enough for one person to use at a time, we quickly decided to stagger our stations and workout independently.
After our workout, Nikki and I ran over to the W&OD Trail and ran five hill repeats before heading back to the track for an easy cool-down. We were treated to a glorious sunrise over the wet track and I couldn’t resist a quick picture.
- Have you ever participated in a boot camp?
- Have you tried any of my previous boot camp workouts?
- If you have children, how old are they?