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M O V E I T! Sept. 2010

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A great Boot Camp experience! 6:00 a.m. In the sometimes wet and windy early morning darkness of Victoria Park, PE. These people were all grit and earned their glory!

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M O V E I T! Sept. 2010

  1. 1. The Fall EditionSeptember - October 2010<br />
  2. 2. In the wee hours of the morning, a stalwart group of fitness seekers met under a full moon….<br />
  3. 3. We were suicidal completed suicide runs and shuttle runs. In fact, they did all kinds of running.<br />
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  6. 6. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.Aristotle<br />
  7. 7. There were days we did not want to get out of bed<br />
  8. 8. Each time we did was a personal victory<br />
  9. 9. Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. - Walter Elliott<br />
  10. 10. Some days it rained<br />
  11. 11. But we dazzled with boot camp fashion sense<br />
  12. 12. We watched sunrises and foxes playing<br />
  13. 13. And became fascinated with red vans<br />
  14. 14. We played a bit of catch the fox with the pylon….<br />
  15. 15. And we shared the field with a big intimidating skunk<br />
  16. 16. And we shared the field with a big intimidating skunk<br />
  17. 17. We squatted with depth and meaning<br />
  18. 18. …and abused picnic tables<br />
  19. 19. We stretched<br />
  20. 20. We rocked our cores…<br />
  21. 21. …while the sun rose<br />
  22. 22. We prayed to make it through…<br />
  23. 23. …and stretched some more.<br />
  24. 24. We lunged with loved ones…<br />
  25. 25. …and were relieved to finish it off<br />
  26. 26. We learned plenty of great life lessons…<br />Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. - Earl Nightingale<br />
  27. 27. …and, with the help of fire on the roof:<br />Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. -- Helen Keller<br />
  28. 28. Side lying triceps push ups could not daunt us.<br />
  29. 29. We squeezed our freakin’ bellies<br />
  30. 30. We completed cone drills<br />
  31. 31. We never tired of the work.<br />
  32. 32. Not even when we squeezed some more!<br />
  33. 33. We climbed mountains in the dark<br />
  34. 34. We learned to love our general pains instructors (oh yes we did!) …<br />
  35. 35. … and took much pleasure in whipping them into shape too!<br />
  36. 36. We were always, in the end, happy that we dragged ourselves from comfy beds smelling of sleep.<br />We accomplished things we never dreamed possible on that first day in September.<br />We grew healthier and stronger.<br />We grew friendships.<br />We grew fond of our gumption.<br />We grew belief in ourselves.<br />
  37. 37. If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. - Buddhist Saying<br />Trevor Livingstone<br />Mary Nicholson<br />Val Downe<br />Margot Elgharib<br />Jen MacKinnon<br />Kari Garcia<br />Caitlin Rochon<br />Beth Johnstone<br />Gail Hodder<br />Pam Toombs<br />Jackie MacKinnon<br />Tara Walsh Roach<br />WE ROCKED MOVE IT! BOOT CAMP<br />

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