Hats Off!

April 7th, 2011 by Amy Gonsalves Leave a reply »

Feeling a bit scattered as I sit down to write today: I’ve got a couple things I’ve been meaning to say but none of them are really worth a full 500 word post… so I’ll just jot a few here and we’ll see if we can’t cobble something together in which you can find something  useful.

  1. Hats off to my mom, reporting in from my sister’s place where my mom and dad are visiting to help my sister get ready for the Spring.  My mom says “For me personally, I just helped Dad hoist a 4×8′ sheet of pressed board up into [my sister]’s garage rafters, and I was far more concerned about his shoulder than anything to do with me.” Sweet!
  2. Hats off to my dad, for returning after taking six boring months off of his 12 plus years of daily bootcamp routine for some shoulder surgery, and for his working hard to get his cardio capacity back to what it once was!  Every time I see him he reports how many additional laps he can get in around the track since the previous week.  Awesome!
  3. Hats off to my parents’ friend, also a regular bootcamper, who is in her 70s and considers straight-legged pushups her “party trick”.  J  She just had some stomach surgery and was able to come home from the hospital within 24 hours of the surgery. Impressive on both counts!
  4. Hats off to my bootcamper last year who won a trophy for being the first finisher at a stair climbing fundraiser at the Transamerica building… he made the (approximately) 50 flight climb in 6 minutes!!  (This year he wasn’t able to attend and the first finisher came in at 8 minutes!)
  5. Hats off to my other bootcampers who joined in the fun this year at the Transamerica building… and they went up TWICE that morning, finishing their second trip 9 minutes FASTER than their first trip!
  6. Hats off to one of my personal training clients who has mastered her fear of climbing hills!  I got an email report from her the other day that she and two of her friends spent the afternoon that day not only climbing her dreaded hill once, but TWO TIMES.  That makes me so happy for her!
  7. Hats off to my teacher bootcampers for all the work they have been doing on themselves since September!  It is SO FUN to walk on campus and get stopped by other teachers.  Most conversations begin “are you the bootcamp lady?” and end up with huge massive compliments paid to how great the campers are looking and feeling and sounding as they embrace a more active life through exercise!!

Tell me why I should take my hat off to honor YOUR efforts!  I’m all ears!!!

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