Monday, November 17, 2014

Training for a 5K

Who has ever set their mind to running a 5K? Well I will be the very first to tell you I HATE, double HATE, RUNNING! I always feel like I am a hamster on a wheel going no where when I run, and for that reason I rarely will do it.
The aching in my legs and the deep breathing that happens when I go out for a brisk jog, haunts me. So why I ever signed up to run a 5K on Thanksgiving morning I simply can not grasp it. I actually was thinking about today how I am not ready to run 3.1 miles without stopping, because yes my ass signed up for the actual race where there is cash prizes and everything. This freaks me out because I will be bringing up the rear on this one. My training has not gone the greatest either. I run about once a week and for the past couple of weeks I have psyched myself out to running more than 1.5 miles. I find excuses such as my legs are killing me or I simply can not run anymore I am going to die. Yea I know lame, someone needs to wake me up and say you got this "just keep swimming!" 
We also just had our first snow here in Indiana, so I am thinking the weather is going to be awfully cold Thanksgiving morning. 
This was back during the summer when I was completing Tone It Up's Bikini Series. I was racking up my mileage to either 2 or 3 miles a day, so I just need to get back in the gear of running. I have found that running is not well liked by my body and the more I pushed myself the easier it got for me. Another thing I noticed was my heart rate began decreasing the more I went out for runs as well, so my heart health was improving. This is one thing I really would love to work on and any suggestions or tips would be helpful to this slow ass turtle! :) 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Cardio Session

In about 45 minutes and I going to be lacing up my nikes and heading to the gym. Tonight's cardio session includes an hours worth of shaking what my momma gave me...aka ZUMBA! This is a great way to burn off calories and the time flies by because it is a great source of fun. Find a great instructor and you are on your way to learning some great moves. 

Yesterday was my rest day, but I felt horrible because I did not make it to the gym. I have been hitting it hard for the last two months with my partner and crime. I am so lucky to have someone who motivates me and pushes me to my limits in the gym. Having a workout partner is always a great way to get the fire burning under your ass to get in shape because you know they are working on the getting the same results you are.

This post was just a little update on myself because I don't post much of what I am up to anymore. Life has got in the way and my blog has suffered from that, but I am working on some new recipes and I hope to have them posted to share! 

Hope you all enjoy your evening and get some sort of exercise in today!