One of the awesome things about Boot Camp is that once a week we do an off-site training session. Last week we were in Newlands Forrest and this week we went up Rhodes Memorial.
Rhodes Memorial is one of the most iconic places in Cape Town and has undoubtedly one of the best views of the city. Now imagine that at 6 in the morning, looking over a misty Cape Town while doing exercise – truly sensational.
Those who have ever walked or cycled up and down Rhodes Memorial will know that it’s no easy task with the first 500 metres particularly traumatic, but it had to be smashed so I proceeded to get stuck in.
We stopped at certain stages all the way up, to do squats and various other exercises, so by the time we reached the stairs at Rhodes Memorial it felt a lot easier on the legs.
So, there I was, at the bottom of the stairs, ready for my Rocky moment, ready to take on the infamous Rhodes Memorial stairs. Cue the ‘Eye of the Tiger’ music and I somehow found the energy in my legs to go up and down a number of times, I think the poor stairs took more of a pounding than my body did, they really didn’t see me coming at all…
As we were walking back down to our cars, I realised that I had just been up and down Rhodes Memorial before most people had even had their first cup of coffee and I would never have done it had I not been part of a group. More on that in another post because I have an interesting theory on group training vs individual training…
Friday’s session involved quite a bit of cardio work and ended off week 4 of Boot Camp, I can’t believe how quickly it has gone and I can honestly say that I am having the time of my life. (no need to cue the Dirty Dancing music).
Here’s some pictures from the Rhodes Memorial session….
Oh, and check out the comparison between Rocky and myself. Please note how you can’t see my shoes because I’m going so fast, compared to Rocky, whose shoes you can see perfectly #JustSaying