Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Getting Back on Track with Running

Lately, I’ve been all about the BodyPump and BodyCombat classes, with a little yoga thrown in for balance.  All of those are great classes and I do get my heart rate up, but I don’t think I’m getting enough dedicated cardio to keep slimming down.

I did the Couch to 5K program but I never actually ran a real 5K – I blame the extreme summer heat on that one!  I started out outside, but the heat really got to me in May and I finished up the program on the treadmill at the gym.  I told myself I’d sign up for a 5K when it cooled down, then I pretty much stopped running entirely.  So, I decided this week it was time to get back on that horse!

The weather has cooled off this week, but I didn’t want to miss my Monday BodyPump class at the gym so I opted to hit the treadmill for a bit beforehand instead.  I was definitely a little nervous when I got going, and expected to be struggling after just a few minutes since it had been so long.  Turns out, I had nothing to be worried about!

I was still trucking along after 15 solid minutes of running and felt like I could have gone longer if I’d had the time – although still not sure about doing the whole 5K distance just yet!  I managed to get in nearly 2 miles in just 25 minutes, which included 10 minutes total of warmup/cooldown, so I probably ran just over a mile.

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Afterward I saw an Instagram post from Gluten Hates Me that made me wish I’d made the effort to take it outside though!

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Definitely going to make it to the park tomorrow Smile

2 comments:

  1. We can inspire each other! I'm running the Color Me Rad 5k in Raleigh in October. Have you seen it? Looks SUPER fun.

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    1. No I hadn't seen that, but it does! Will definitely consider signing up for it. I'm planning on doing the Nog Run in downtown Raleigh for the first time Oct 8, it's a weekly thing that just happens to fall on my 30th bday so I figure what better time to start :)

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