Tuesday, May 3, 2011

getting it done

I'm going through running withdrawls.

But I'm getting Ripped in 30 done.  And I'm happy about that.  It is a good workout.

Last week I managed 5 workouts in 7 days, and one of the days included a short run after Ripped Level 1. My legs were jello!  And I was pushing the jogging stroller.  I planned 3 miles, but I cut it a bit short and did somewhere between 2-2.5 miles.

I'm two days into Level 2.  The moves are pretty challenging.  It's been difficult to get the form right and the correct muscles engaged.  But I have some soreness, so I'm doing something right.  Hopefully as the week goes on I'll get better form.

I actually managed to do the DVD at 6am the past two days without waking any children!  There isn't too much jumping or impact moves to make noise on the floor.  The noise of the TV isn't the problem--it's the old, hardwood floors that absorb nothing!

But I miss running.  I miss the endorphins.  Life is pretty full right now, so I don't have time for running and the DVD most days.

I'm looking for a race.  I was thinking about a local half marathon at the end of the summer.  But, um, the registration is $95.  Ridiculous!  Maybe that's typical, but it's more than I've ever paid for a race and I'm not about to pay it!  I found a 15k (just over 9 miles) on July 4th that's only $35.  More my style.  I've never done a race that length, so it might be kind of fun to train for it.

Hopefully these 4 weeks will pay off in my running.  I can't wait to get back to it.

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