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Thursday, June 03, 2010

That's what I'm gonna be come July 19th if I don't get my butt in gear!

I volunteer at a week-long camp for (160!!) at-risk youth (9-11 year olds at risk for gangs, drugs, dropping out of school). Usually I work out at the campsite, where each group comes out and gets to ride horses, go on a nature hike, eat barbequed hot dogs and burgers, and have s'mores and sing campsongs around a camp fire at night, before finally retiring for the night around 10pm. (Sounds easy, right?)

Well, I found out Sunday that I was selected to be a counselor this year. emoticon These kids will pick me apart like a black bird on roadkill if I don't redouble my efforts to get in shape! So, I am recommitting myself to the C25k, assuming these unseasonal late Spring storms get over with! I have also been continuing Zumba and riding bikes with my daughter when weather allows! Also getting out and getting some gardening done (attempting to put in a vegetable garden for the first time)!!

I HAVE to do this to increase my energy and stamina - the counselors go pretty much non-stop from 7am - like 9 or 10. EVERY. DAY. I also need to do some back-strengthening exercises, because one thing for sure is that my back gets VERY tired when standing around too long. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

ALSO, I need a camp name. Can't be vulgar, racist, insensitive, etc. The kids never know our professions until the last day of camp, so it shouldn't be work related. I could use some ideas!!

Well, kiddo is off to school - time to get out for a run!


Here is a link to the camp website. This is going to be the 40th year!


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    How awesome! I looked at the website - you're doing a really good thing! Keep up your fitness routine. You've got time to increase your fitness level! I think the "superman" exercise is good for strengthening back and core (the one where you lay on your tummy and lift your arms and legs off the ground, like you're superman flying through the air).

    As for a name.....when I went to camp years ago, all the cabin groups were named after Oregon stuff that I'd never heard of then but I think its cool now. I was in Mt. Mehama one year. Hmm...since its on the coast, Coastal something? Ocean Rockstars? Haha, I'm not coming up with anything amazing here.
    3928 days ago
    Great job on all your activity! I think you will do great as a counselor. They kids will have you running around for sure. I think that is a wonderful thing you are doing. Hmm, what kind of a name could you use? I've got nothing for you sorry!
    3929 days ago
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