Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fight Camp Day Eighteen: Over The Wall

Bonding Through Pain.

They say exercise can improve your mood, but I had no idea how much. Yesterday I was feeling sorry for myself. I was hurt, I was sore, and I was tired. The last thing I wanted to do was go to the gym and train, but I'm so glad I did.

Kru Kelly had designed a special circuit training class for us. It was challenging. It was brutal. But strangely, it was also a lot of fun. (Is this fight camp insanity catching? I think so.) Through every exercise, every laboured breath or grunt of effort and pain, the five of us were in it together. We cheered each other on just by being there and by never giving up. Every circuit we survived felt like a real accomplishment.

Getting through something that difficult as a team is a huge bonding experience, and we even exchanged sweaty hugs at the end.

I left the club a completely different person than I'd been when I arrived. I was happy, I had tons of energy, and I was back to feeling like fight camp is the best thing ever.

It may seem counter intuitive, but sometimes when you feel down and like you really need a break, the best thing you can do is move.

If someone could figure out how to bottle this feeling, they'd make a million.


  1. I love that feeling - too bad it can be so hard to come by at times! Good luck in all!

  2. We were watching that circuit training while waiting for level 2 to start and even a bit during. That looked crazy intense so I'm really proud of you guys for pushing through that! I can't imagine what that was like!

  3. Thanks for your comment and kind words, Holly Bee.

    Kathy, it was actually a lot of fun, in a strange way. I think you would have enjoyed it. It was a great team-building exercise.

    I miss training with you! Only five weeks left! Thanks for commenting. :)