Regardless of how far you go, if you're an everyday woman training hard and pushing your limits, chances are you've experienced some of these 10 struggles, triumphs and truths about training.
I lay still, exhaling through pursed lips until I could wince myself up onto the sofa. I unfisted my eyes to look at my hand. My right pinky had swelled into a lopsided stack of blueberries. I'd never seen such an ugly shade to my skin. Worse yet, I couldn't move my finger at all. My mind leaped to the petrifying place any athlete or gym rat's would. "Oh no, my training!"
Andrew was right there, coaching me through the final reps of a 140lb bench press, with a voice that boomed and turned every head in the gym. "C'mon Deb! Do it! I'm not touching the bar", he thundered. I finished the rep, racked the bar, sprung up from the bench and met his palm in mine. I'd found my trainer!