As I've mentioned, I have been involved in sports and athletics in the past, most of my life actually. But I am willing to admit that when it comes to efficient and effective training for something like a triathlon or half marathon, well, I'm like a new born giraffe just staggering around and periodically falling down.
Don't get me wrong, I can wonder around the gym with the best of them. I know how to lift, I can handle the weight machines and all of that, but actually building a training program for these kinds of endurance events, yea, clueless.
KB is my Ironman (Ironwoman?) friend MK's trainer. I had the opportunity to see her in action during a training session with MK. I'm not gonna lie, I'm slightly terrified! Ok, that's not really true; she has to be one of the coolest people I've ever met. She is unbelievably positive and upbeat as well as being tough as nails.
I almost feel bad for her, I can be "challenging" (that's a nice way of saying I can be a pain in the ass!) But I have this sneaky feeling she can handle it!
I have to do an "initial assessment" with her in a couple of days. The idea of having to show someone (who has a negative body fat percentage) just how pathetically out of shape I am is a little horrifying. But it's always important to know where you're starting from, no matter how bad or embarrassing that starting point might seem. I've heard rumors of her breaking out a camera for these assessments, I'm not overly thrilled about that, but hopefully that will provide some great before and after pics.
And really...am I going to let some pictures and moderate to severe humiliation stand between me and getting healthy and achieving my goals? Maybe! Just kidding...no...no I am not! And if some hater was to see this ridiculously un-athletic display or said pictures and feels the need to make fun of me, so what, I'm doing something to make myself and my life better!
More on the trainer experience to follow!