So I literally ‘kicked’ my 12-Month Girlfriend Search into high-gear. For September’s activity I decided to combine two targets – look for potential friends and get fit. After July and August’s sedentary (though very effective) approaches, I’ve joined a BOOTCAMP.
I was on the lookout for a fitness option and while I didn’t want to join a gym, I was also not into training alone (I am not as motivated as I was previously). That’s when a family friend of mine pinged me and told me that her husband was starting a series of bootcamps in the city. I had been in touch with these friends a year back when the idea was a seed waiting to germinate and then it all seemed to die down. Well, apparently not, they were actually busy planning and putting things in motion and have launched this month.
I was initially a bit hesitant as the classes run only in the morning, and I would have a 20 minute drive either way followed by the school run. Thank God, that the old pre-child me kick the current me on the shin for being such a wuss. I’ve gone for just two classes and I’m on cloud nine. Yes, I’m completely unfit, so post workout I walk like a duck, however, my energy levels are soaring and I have already met two really nice women.
Top Secret Information: I though they were both college kids, turns out one of them has a 13 year old daughter and a 9 year old son. Thank heavens I didn’t put my foot in my my mouth. I haven’t found out much about the other girl yet. Do I sound a little bit creepy?
I was so kicked about this activity, that I made it the first day (last Tuesday) in-between this schedule:
8.30 am: Meet an old school friend and fellow-blogger for breakfast. She was passing through town and I had met her only once in the last 10 years! It was amazing, like we had never lost touch
11.00 am: Leave for the airport. I was supposed to leave at 10.30, and was delayed cause of some confusion with the cabs. I ended up taking a tuk-tuk, while promising the driver double fare, if he got me to the airport on time, he did. (Money well-spent)
12.45 pm – 5 pm: A short flight followed by a three hour drive to meet a new partner
11.30 pm: Flight back home, after a supremely scary three hour drive back (We were on an national highway, where truck drivers come in the wrong direction with no lights on!)
2:00 am: Get home to a dreaming child and exhausted techie. (They didn’t even know that I had come in.)
4.45 am: Get ready for class, get stuff for V’s milk and school stuff ready. Leave for Bootcamp in the pouring rain (It took me 40 minutes each way due to low visibility and the potential skid factor)
6-7 am: Great first class. Slightly wobbly on the walk back to the car
7.45 am: Rush in to find the techie and V ready. Shower and change in 10 minutes for rest of the day
2.00 pm: Cocktails and lunch with my new school mommy group, sans kids (Will share this story soon. Deserves it’s own post). Bliss, need I say more
3.30 pm: Back at my desk
11.30 pm: All systems shutdown
Analysis: The morning drive to and fro from class has become quality “me” time. Empty roads, great music and cool morning breezes. Plus, I’m in touch with my childhood-friend again, which is an unexpected bonus.
Verdict: Bootcamp rocks