Thursday, May 14, 2009

Blame it on the da-da-da-dancers

Operation Bootcamp Day 12

After three weeks, Carlton Hargro missed his first day of Operation Bootcamp.

Carlton is the editor of Creative Loafing, which co-sponsors Pop Life, a weekly networking event, at Apostrophe lounge on Wednesdays. Last night, he said he didn't leave until after 2 a.m.

A group of breakdancers arrived late. Carlton said the crew wouldn't leave despite not-so-subtle hints such as the DJ playing slow music and the light coming on. Carlton didn't wake up until 7:50 a.m. He's exhausted and still sore from Tuesday's workout, which he described as the worst.

Tuesday's workout involved 15 sets of 10-second sprints. Between sprints they did 20 seconds of core work, such as crunches, pushups and planks. They finished with sprints up a hill.

He said he thought he pulled something in his rump because he couldn't bend over, and it was hard to walk. The soreness is wearing off. On Wednesday, the entire group got a day off so his muscles rested.

"This is the sorest my legs have been since I've done this," he said. "It was a great workout, but it was killer."

Carlton said he'll be back on Friday. He emailed bootcamp owner Christen Lewis to explain why he missed today's workout. He knew it would be tough going to Pop Life on Wednesdays and making it to camp on Thursdays.

"I feel bad," he said, "but at the same time I wasn't trying to break an attendance record."


  1. Everyone was wondering where Carlton was! We couldn't believe he wasn't there. It was a great workout though, we had a lot of guests. Today was "Bring a Friend Day".

  2. We definitely missed you... there might have been some smack talking happening. Just a little bit... maybe. Nothing too mean though. ;)