Updated: May 8, 2020
I have to tell this story.
I came into work yesterday. My late day but was in early for multiple reasons. Well, come to find out, it was for one major reason. An old client of mine is back....but back on her own. Which is good! I am proud of her doing this alone. She has the drive to do it and she is doing it! Anyhow, I come in and she stops me. She wants some help with a cardio program and asks me if I can help her. OF COURSE I CAN!
Instead of writing her one, which I typically would do, we talked about it. I told her the difference of intervals to endurance and adding lean body mass workouts in between to help along the way. Things that she learned with me during training last year. After about 30 minutes of discussion, she has it down. She is going to do 2-3 days a week of interval training. Starting out with 30 seconds of sprinting - at a comfortable sprint pace for her - and then 1 minute of walking or slow jogging. Whatever she is comfortable with and will grow from there.
She tells me that she is all about music. It drives her! (I can totally relate because I am completely the same way. Music is part of my being so I get how it can energize her while on the treadmill) She loves the song Roar by Katy Perry. Such a great song!
Today, she comes into the gym. Gets on the treadmill. I ask her if she wants her music on. "Yes, please", she responds.
Now, I have video surveillance in my office so I can see everything that is going on while I am at my desk.
The music is blaring - love it - and I look at the camera, she is sprinting! She is pushing herself! And she is successful! It honestly brought tears to my eyes to see this - to be able to experience this. To watch her go past what she probably thought was her limit.
Thank you for being you and for being such an inspiration to so many of us!