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