|One of the challenges was to post a photo after completing a mile run. Well, since I can’t run, I choose to walk a mile on the treadmill.|
A week or so ago, I mentioned that I entered Under Armour Women’s What’s Beautiful Competition and I realized that I haven’t given you all an update since then! It’s almost the end of Week 3 of the 9 week competition and I’ve completed 8 of the 19 challenges. Of course, it’s not just about completing the challenges as quickly as you can. It’s about going above and beyond what Under Armour has asked of you and proving to them that you want it more than anyone else and that you’re a leader.
The challenges have been pretty fun. Some of them have and/or will require some creativity on my part since I haven’t been cleared for all activities yet. For example, today I decided to tackle the “Back to School” challenge where you had to post a video of yourself jumping rope. I went downstairs to the gym, grabbed the jump rope and started going on my one good leg. I managed 100 and my left calf was burning. I later learned that my video made the top news feed on the What’s Beautiful site where they highlight some of the top stories that have been posted. I was so stoked!
On my page on the What’s Beautiful site, I’ve posted a couple of vlogs to provide a quick update on where I am in my rehab and how things are going. I wanted to share it here with you too!
All in all, after a setback and bit of frustration last week, things are much better now. Physical therapy is starting to be fun. As you see in the video, I’m starting to do more dynamic moves and to prepare my body to start running again. The best part is that I’ve been doing a lot of balance exercises using a balance board, Bosu and a Fitter (kind of like an unstable slide board) – I kind of feel like a kid during recess! Actually, what I like most about it is that a lot of the movements mimic surfing and skiing. So, not only am I rehabbing my knee but I’m also getting some dryland surf training in. Score!
Lastly, most of you know that I’m a Fitfluential Ambassador. Fitfluential in an incredible community of fitness fanatics that I’m proud to be a part of. The support and encouragement that I’ve received from this community in the month since I’ve joined has been unreal. No way would I have signed up for this Under Armour competition if I didn’t have my fellow Fitfluential family encouraging me. Not only that, but I was able to attend the FITNESS Magazine event last week and there are many potential opportunities in the future.