Well the first two weeks of training are almost over and all I can say is WOW. I am in a lot worse shape than I thought I was. Its like my muscle memory remembers “fit Kim” but my cardiovascular only know “sit on the coach and eat potato chips Kim”.
For the past year I have watched past co-workers of the Barrington Hotel kill it with this team myles and I wanted to know more about it. I recently decided this was going to be the year I take care of myself. I am a mother of two beautiful children and a wife to a loving husband. I have always had a bad case of mom guilt if I did anything outside of the kids. I am now at a point in my life where I need to get out there and do ‘me’. My family will benefit from me being happier and healthier.
I reached out to Nicole Mauger and Kristen Grant as those two are rock stars with this program. Life changing transformations for the two of them inside and out. They both came back with such positive experiences that there was no way I couldn’t apply.
When I first applied two of my girlfriends were going to do it with me. One decided to do it on her own and the other will now be doing the 10km program with team myles. Woohoo. So here I was all by myself or so I thought. Our first run was at Point Pleasant Park on a beautiful crisp Sunday morning. Even though we were all strangers there was no lack of encouragement from anyone.
Our next run was hills night which sounded terrible but it was actually really fun until I heard coach Victoria say “OK now were going to sprint for 30 seconds and walk or 30 seconds up and down the hill” I had to shake my head to make sure I heard them correctly, but I did yup we were sprinting for 30 seconds. We all got into position and 1, 2, 3, GO, I took off as fast as I humanly could and made it to the top close behind Coach Victoria and Mentor Alex (who are like superstar runners) They continued to run back down the hill and that is when I felt it, yup it was coming. All of the sudden I projectile puked all over the guard rails at the top of Citadel Hill. I was mortified, I pushed myself too hard and I knew it. One of my teammates Heather “bless her heart” came over and made sure I was OK and stayed with me while it was happening. (thanks for that Heather). Afterwords I felt much better and continued back down the hill. Now I can’t wait till next hills night but this time I will pace myself and not think I am that superstar my muscles still think I am….well not yet anyways!!!!