Thursday, April 30, 2009

Carlton's defining moment

Operation Bootcamp Day 3

After work last night, I stopped by Apostrophe lounge for the weekly Pop Life party, sponsored by Creative Loafing and the Sol Kitchen.

I arrived about 12:30 a.m. and CL editor Carlton Hargro was still there. (Drinking water.) He had to be at Latta Park by 5:30 a.m. for Operation Bootcamp, and I knew he was going to be hurting today.

He was.

"Today showed me I think I'm going to get through this thing," he said. "After three hours of sleep, I got my (rump) up and boy I didn't want to go. I DID Not want to go. I was trying to think of excuses."

Carlton told himself: "If you keep doing what you've been doing you're going to stay the same way. Just go."

He did.

Today was upper body day. They used big rubber bands, circuit training and running, Carlton said. They did lots of crunches and core work, such as planks. Organizers split up the veterans and the rookies. He was glad. He could not have survived if today was like Tuesday, he said.

"Carlton rocked today," said bootcamp's Christen Lewis.

She said today's workout was called Guts & Guns.

Carlton said he convinced himself to workout this morning with plans of napping before work, but he felt too energized to sleep.

"This was a defining day for me."

1 comment:

  1. It's definitely harder with such little sleep, but we never would have known he was partying all night - Carlton was a trooper.