Forrest Gump has to be one of my favourite movies of all time and I realised recently that Forrest Gump and I have a couple of things in common – we both played competitive table tennis in our day and we both like to run.
The famous line from the movie “Run Forrest Run”, was no more evident this past week at Boot Camp, with one of the sessions taking place at Newlands Forest. Now I’ve been living in Cape Town all my life and I must admit to never stepping foot in Newlands Forest before, until now that is.
The sun wasn’t even rising yet as the members of our Sports Science Boot Camp class met up to tackle part of Newlands Forest in what turned out to be the most amazing morning.
There we were, looking over a misty Cape Town, waking up and getting ready to take on the day, it was quite surreal. We did a lot of short sprints up and down hills, we worked on our core muscles and building strength and ultimately realising the beauty which is on our doorsteps.
Undoubtedly the best session so far of the 8-week Boot Camp and I can’t wait to get into week 3.
Since starting Boot Camp, I am feeling fantastic, I’m feeling my shirts fit me better and more and more of my trousers are needing a belt, which I couldn’t be happier about.
There’s lots of work to do however, especially with my running this week so it’s time to ‘Run Brooke Run’.
Here’s a couple of pics from the Newlands Forest session