I wasn't sure what to expect. Part of me thought it would be a bunch of elderly people there to get cholesterol screenings and blood pressure tests. Part of me thought it would be lots of medical practices.
Instead, it was a REALLY fun event for me and my 9 year old daughter. This event would have been fun and informational by myself, with a few friends, or with my family. I am already eagerly awaiting the event next year.
Teagan and I got to report the weather, do a head to head obstacle course competition, learn all about healthy eating and dental care and avoiding sugary drinks. We met Rowdie (mascot for the Indianapolis Indians), participated in a gymnastics and track and field sampler, were enthralled by a trampoline demo, and collected lots of bags, medals, pens, and lip balm.
And I had an interesting moment of realizing how much I miss being fit. Used to be that the short obstacle course set up by the Indiana State Police wouldn't have been much of a sweat for me. 3 step ups, hop down a ladder, 3 burpees, roll a tire, carry a medicine ball, do bear crawls. But now? In my not in shape body? It almost killed me. I tried my best and I completed it. But I was very much reminded of what my body could do just a few short years ago and how much work I need to do if I'm ever going to get back to that kind of level. My weight doesn't matter - I want to be able to tackle a crazy little demo obstacle course without feeling like I need one of the standing by police officers have the EMT's standing by.
|trampoline demo by Geist Sports Academy|
|green screen! Teagan doing a weather report (reading a teleprompter).|
|doing some gymnastics warm ups with coaches from Geist Sports Academy|
|She earned a medal!|
|Hangin' with Rowdie!|
I need to exercise. More. A lot more.
I need to get more serious about my health - specifically in terms of routine visits to the dentist and the gynecologist. I've totally slacked in the last 1-2 years.
Next year, I want to OWN that obstacle course. Like a boss.
How about you? What will it take to get you or keep you motivated?