Best Body Bootcamp Week 6

Another week of Best Body Bootcamp down!! ¬†Only 2 more to go … which makes me sad and I don’t want to talk about it ūüėČ



This week used the same workouts as last week but the types of sets changed from pyramid sets to drop sets. ¬†I did 8 reps at a high weight, followed immediately by using a lower weight and performing the exercise until muscle failure. ¬†Boy did these get me! ¬†I felt it most when doing deadlifts and wide-grip lat pull-downs. ¬†I haven’t done drop sets in a REALLY long time and this week’s workouts reminded me how much I love them :)


This last week was my taper week in order to keep my legs fresh for my half-marathon tomorrow so the workouts looked a little wonky this week…


Sunday: 10 mile run

Monday: BBB Workout B + Plank Challenge

Tuesday: 4.1 mile trail run (35:54) + BBB Workout A

Wednesday: 30 minute tempo run (3.3 miles) + Six Pack Summer Abs

Thursday: 2 mile run + BBB Workout D

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Rest

I can’t believe that 12-weeks of training culminate tomorrow. ¬†Wish me (and Chris) luck as we get ready to kick 13.1 miles of St. Louis booty :)

Chris’ CCC Graduation

Yesterday, Chris graduated from the Military Police Captain’s Career Course. ¬†We moved to Missouri entirely for this training. ¬†He has spent the last six months learning the ins and outs of being a company commander in the Military Police Corps. ¬†He even graduated on the Commadant’s List. ¬†Emmie and I braved the torrential downpour to go support our Soldier. ¬†I am SO proud of him for working so hard and successfully completing another milestone in his military career.

Ummm holy crap. ¬†My husband looks like he’s 18. ¬†He’s almost 27 BTW.

Although there aren’t many things I will miss about Missouri (aside from the great friends we have made, whom I will miss greatly), one thing I will seriously miss are the short hours Chris has had these last six months. ¬†Career course is full of important and relevant information but at the same time it is a time for family. ¬†The instructors understand that many of the Captains will be taking command of companies in the near future and that their family time will then be siginificantly altered. ¬†Or in different cases Soldiers are headed overseas following CCC. ¬†Knowing all this, the Soldiers often found themselves released by 3PM etc. ¬†I have been spoiled having Chris home BY 5 and sometimes for lunch. ¬†All of that is about to change in Savannah. ¬†First, we will be living 20 miles from base so there will be no midday lunch surprised. ¬†Second, Chris will be taking command of a company in a few short weeks which is going to be an the most time consuming, most stressful, most amazing time of his military tenure. ¬†I guess we are about to be back in the “real” Army now … ūüėČ


We are on our way to St. Louis this morning to pick up our race packets for the Go! St. Louis half-marathon tomorrow. ¬†Keep your fingers crossed that the weather forecast for race day dramatically improves in the next couple of hours. ¬†Right now there is an 80% chance of rain and a high of 80*. ¬†Fun times … not. ¬†Can’t wait to share the expo with you all!!



Are you racing this weekend?