How was everyone's weekend? I pretty much did three things:
Running, Eating, and Snuggling.
Basically, the best weekend EVER!
I had another run-tastic week last week-
Tuesday: Workout inspired by Janetha's GPP workout (below)
Wednesday: 5 mile run
Thursday: 4.75 mile run
Saturday: 15 mile run
Sunday: 4.5 mile run
The "I don't want
to workout, workout"
Tri-cep dips on the floor
Do AMRAP (As Many Reps As Possible) for 2 minutes of EACH exercise. Rest 30 seconds in between each. Repeat!
This was a great 25 minute workout that went by SO FAST! You could use a watch to time yourself, or do as I did, and download a sweet workout timer App on your phone. I also kept a piece of paper and a pen nearby and wrote down the reps I had for each. Then tried to beat it the second time around.
Let's take a minute this week to talk about cross training.
Being completely honest, there's not a whole lot of exercise I enjoy other than running. I do love swimming, but that's hard to do in the winter if you don't have a sweet gym with a sweet pool.
I am not a huge fan of lifting weights. I loathe biking.
BUT! Unfortunately, cross training is a runner's best friend. Not only does it give your legs a rest from the pounding they get doing so many miles, it will actually make you a BETTER runner. Bonus!
Not to bore you with MORE talk about Insanity, but I gotta say, it's the best thing to happen to me as far as cross training goes.
It's cardio-esque, which I love. I don't have to stand in front of a mirror critiquing all my imperfections while lifting a weight over and over and over. They only take between 45-60 minutes and I get a CRAZY good workout. Plus, let's be honest, I get to look at this fine gentleman the entire time:
It's not just Insanity that I really love for cross training, although it is convenient to just put the disc on and go. I really love the whole body weight, workout at home idea.
You don't need any equipment, and you can do it ANYwhere. So awesome! And I can honestly say, that since I've started incorporating these types of workouts into my arsenal, I definitely feel a positive difference in my running.
I'll try and put together a few of my favorite "at home/no equipment" workouts this week and post them. Once you find a few moves you like, you can really just put anything together!
Or you can just come over and we'll do Insanity together. That would be pretty awesome.
Phew- now that I've talked your ear off on this fine Monday, I think I'll get back to snuggling/football watching.
Tomorrow- more overnight oats!