In just over a month, I’ll be going to Las Vegas to compete in a hockey tournament, as I have done for the past two years. It’s a lot of fun and with two silver medals in a row, there is a fair expectation that we can upgrade to gold this year.
I am by no means the best player on the team, more likely that I’d get thrown into the lower end of the skill tree, but I’m still part of the team so I’d like to feel like I am contributing.
Bringing my fitness level up is one way that I can improve my on-ice performance and give myself a little extra in the tank for a hard skate or race for the puck. I have been trying to find a way to get some exercise into my schedule, but with commitments during the day and evening, it’s hard to find time.
While I was reading the Georgia Straight yesterday, I saw an ad for Survivor Boot Camp. They have a 5 day-a-week program that trains you for an hour at a time over the course of a month. According to their site:
“The scope of the program is aimed at whipping you into shape by exposing you to a comprehensive fitness program. “
The next program starts March 3rd, ending just a couple weeks before the tournament begins – perfect! So here’s the downside: The class is at 6 o’clock. In the morning. Normally, at 6am, I would be curled up in bed, dreaming. Certainly not sweating off the pounds in a Boot Camp environment.
In one way I’m looking forward to someone leading me through an exercise regime. As I usually start working out and then drop the idea after a few days. In another way, I am terrified at having to wake up at 5am every day just to have someone Full Metal Jacket me around for an hour at a time I’m usually warm in bed.
We’ll see how it goes, MAGGOT!