Tomorrow morning I will be taking off for the weeklong family camp that I have directed for the past 7 years. This is such an enormous undertaking I can barely even describe it. It is overwhelming, exciting, thrilling, exhausting, emotional, fun, fulfilling, moving, stressful. It is the culmination of a year’s work. I am both excited and nervous (as usual).
One year (before 2009!), I gained ten pounds during the week of camp. It was high stress, and I was just snarfing down the Sloppy Joes and cookies like there was no tomorrow. I’ve now had two summers of “healthy mindful camp” and I just want to keep that up this year. I know that when I get back I will begin my triathlon training and I am excited about that. I don’t want to stress too much. I’m bringing handweights and some workout DVDs and my running shoes of course, but my DirectLife monitor told me that I was expending well over 100% of my daily target just running around.
I doubt I’ll have the chance to blog much while I’m gone. I haven’t even had the chance to line up any guest posts. Don’t go away on me people, I’ll be back and blogging like a madwoman when I return on July 23rd and go to my Team in Training Kick-Off Day! Woot!!!
P.S. See if you can “find Foodie” in the picture above from last year’s camp. Click to enlarge!
July 14, 2011 at 9:34 pm
I found you pretty much right away…on the right next to the tree in the grey t-shirt. Enjoy and be mindful!! I know how this event fills your heart…
July 15, 2011 at 1:21 pm
It does, Karen. Thank you!
July 15, 2011 at 11:48 am
Have fun at camp and great job staying healthy while at camp. I direct a week-long summer camp for 140 girls ages 12-18. It starts next week. I know it’s definitely a struggle for me to keep eating healthfully. For one thing, directing the camp is a very busy job, so I don’t have much time to think about food. Also, I’m not used to have so many temptations available, However, the busy part is actually helpful, because while I don’t have to to think about food, I also don’t have time to worry about passing up the goodies or snack and things like that. Good luck!
July 15, 2011 at 1:21 pm
Oooh, good luck at your camp too! Sounds awesome.
July 15, 2011 at 10:31 pm
I’m bringing my shoes, too – maybe we can have our own little workout camp within a camp! 🙂 Can’t wait to see you.
July 20, 2011 at 10:16 pm
Have a great trip!!
July 23, 2011 at 8:50 pm
How cool is that! Have a great week. Enjoy tri training. I’ve done 4, and I’m sure you have plenty of people to ask for questions, but I’d be happy to answer anything if you have questions. 🙂 Don’t be nervous, you will ROCK it!!!