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Cathe San Diego Road Trip: Final Thoughts

As I anticipated in my previous post, I did not attend the final Bootcamp on the Beach workout on the Sunday morning of the Road Trip.  My husband had twisted his ankle, and frankly, I had broken my butt ( = major, major badonkadonk DOMS), so I wasn’t too sad when I woke up (again at 4a due to the possessed refrigerator at my friend’s apartment) and decided against going to the class.  From what I heard later, the conditions were not ideal for a perfect bootcamp workout, though Cathe managed to kick their butts.  The beach was slanted and soft; Cathe later told me that she’d been spoiled by the beach at Daytona, which had been big and perfect.

We came to the farewell breakfast (yay, omelet bar!) where we chatted with some more people, picked up our new Cardio Club Step, and got to say good-bye to Beth.  Originally, hubbie and I were going to go to San Diego’s Wild Animal Park with my friend, but between hubbie’s twisted ankle and my soon-to-be massive headache, we settled for taking her out to lunch and then dealing with some annoying traffic back up to L.A.

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Cathe San Diego Road Trip: Day Two

March 31, 2010 2 comments

It was hard to wake up the second morning!  I didn’t have DOMS, but my friend’s refrigerator was REALLY loud, so I kept waking up.  We eventually trekked out of La Jolla to get to Coronado for the breakfast at the Loews.  We got there near the end of the breakfast time, where we were greeted by bagels, oatmeal, orange juice, and of course, Eggland’s Best scrambled eggs (the event’s sponsor).  Neither my husband and I were all that blown away with this breakfast.  The eggs got a bit icky fast when they cooled down.  The bagels were fine, with some decent cream cheese.  I didn’t have the oatmeal, but my husband was unimpressed.  But we did get enough food to energize us for the next workout.

The first workout on Saturday morning was a 30/30 split of step and kickbox.  Other people at the event had asked Cathe to face us during the workout, so she did.  It was again with upbeat music, but this workout is where I learned the DJ’s preference to BEP and Lady Gaga.  The step workout had a lot of moves from LIC and the third combo from Athletic Step (minus the skip over the top).  I definitely was losing some steam by the end of the step portion.  I was almost happy that there was no visible clock from where I stood, so I didn’t count the minutes down at one point.  It then shifted to KB, at which point, Cathe said she wanted a couple people up on the stage.  I don’t know what exactly came over me, but for some reason I thought it was a good idea to go up with my husband.  So we did!  Other than the stage platforms sort of separating where I was shuffling, it was a true adrenaline rush, being up in front of all those people.  After we left the stage, we finished off with kicking moves back on the “normal” floor.  I like kicking more than punching in kickboxing, so it was a fantastic way to end the workout.

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Cathe San Diego Road Trip: Day One

We made excellent time getting down to San Diego from L.A.  We pretty much went 80+ mph most of the way and avoided Anaheim completely.  After getting inside the city limits of San Diego, I started to get impatient, as I didn’t realize how far apart Coronado (the event) and La Jolla (where I was staying) were.  Coronado is a small island off the coast of downtown San Diego.  We crossed this gorgeous bridge and got into the island town and had to navigate our way to the Loews, which almost felt like it was on the opposite side of where we entered the island via the bridge.  After getting parked and realizing my husband and I had been cramped in a car for quite some time, it was refreshing to get out in the gorgeous beach air and walk up to the fancy fancy Loews Coronado.

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