Exercise has become such an important part of my life.
Awhile back I was updating my stats pretty regularly on here, calling each post a Fitness Freak-show update but then stopped once the whole thing became routine.
That’s what exercise does if you do it regularly enough, becomes routine.
At some point in January, once I had decided that I would in fact make it down to Virginia to run the 1ok I searched online for a 10k training program.
Jeff Galloway’s 10k training program, which was for 13 weeks, seemed to fit my needs and wants best so I wrote it into my calendar.
The rest, choosing a cross training method and days off, came after.
Basically, it breaks down like this.
Monday & Wednesday – are timed run days (normally 30-45min)
Tuesday & Thursday – I cross train using Jillian Michaels No Trouble Zones DVD.
Fridays turned into rest days as the minutes and mileage has increased.
Saturdays – long run days , 6 – 7 miles
On January 28th I logged a 4 mile run in 48 minutes on Mapmyrun.com
This Wednesday I logged a 4 mile run in under 42 minutes. My pace has improved from a 12 minute mile to a 10:26 mile. This impresses me because sometimes it really doesn’t “feel” like I’m getting faster.
The fact that I have done all my training on a treadmill might have something to do with that. I can not stress how anxious I am to run outside, which I totally could if I wanted to be cold and wet, which I don’t.
The 10 day forecast shows a day or two of mid 50’s next week. I am trying to contain my excitement.
Yesterday I mentioned the 100 day burpee challenge that I have taken on.
1. Use proper burpee form (start standing, jump feet backward to plank, complete a good form push up, jump forward to squat position, jump up with feet completely off the ground)
2. You can complete each day’s burpees all at once, or broken up and done at different times throughout the day
3. If for some reason you miss a day, you have to make up all the missed burpees the following day
4. If you don’t start the challenge on the first day, you can “buy-in” at any time by doing ALL the missed days burpees on your first day
5. Any burpees you complete during your regular workout can count towards that day’s Challenge burpees, if you want them to.
6. Have fun doing burpees and getting stronger doing it!
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Including the “test” one I did on the 29th, to see if I was even capable of doing one plus the 2 I did yesterday (only one counted because I forgot how to do them for the first one) I have now done 3.
Today is day #2 so I will be doing 2.
This is going to get difficult really quick.
I’m a little nervous about race week and allowing my legs enough rest while having to do burpees but I guess I’ll deal with it as it comes.
It really feels amazing being so active.
It honestly only makes me want to do more.
Like for instance, the Tough Mudder