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5K and Hike

Sunday, April 07, 2013

So today I didn't do Insanity as I was scheduled to run a emoticon so I let that count as my exercise for today. Although Insanity was not literally present with me in that I was in front of a TV working out it was with me mentally. Every time I kept wanting to stop I kept telling myself "Push through, Dig Deep!". I remembered what I wrote in a previous blog.. the feeling of getting out of breath and working hard doesn't feel like this terrible outcome that comes from working out, it now energizes me because I AM working out and making changes for my health and my body and that's important. So now that feeling of getting "worn out" is wanted and increases my drive. Because of Insanity my endurance has greatly increased and as a result I was able to shave an additional 7 mins off of my last recorded 5K run time and I ended finishing the run at a time of 38.09 emoticon . Coincidentally, the average time for an Insanity workout is around 38 mins so TECHNICALLY I went through an entire Insanity time frame on my run :o).

I am super proud of myself. Now I am going to work on bringing that time down to approximately 30 mins over the next few weeks which means I would be running approximately 10 min/mile. I know I can do it. I feel like I may have been able to go for longer but there were some points where I needed to take a quick power walk as the hills going up were intense. Once I got down hill I used it to my advantage and ran as well as when I hit plateaus. One of the biggest motivators is when you are on your last leg and you start seeing the finish line and onlookers on the edge emoticon . It never fails, I always keep running because there is always someone watching and even though you don't know these people they are cheering for you because just being out there running or walking is a great accomplishment emoticon .

My next run is my first emoticon and that takes place at the end of the month so I will continue with my Insanity regimen to continue building my endurance and will continue on with my schedule on Sunday.

After the race, I was proud of myself so I decided that I wanted to go hiking. So I went on a mountainous trail and hiked the 2.2 mile trail emoticon . After that hike my legs were done but I felt great to get two workouts in.

Inputting my workout into SP they gave me a large number of calories burned which made me question if that is a fairly accurate number because when I see numbers that big I expect that the workout must be super high in intensity to match it. But all in all I did do a total of 5.3 miles so I will go with it.

Tomorrow is my next weigh in day emoticon . Although I didn't get much standard workouts in this past week I did do strength training and toning consistently and continued to stay within my calorie range coupled with the bouts of exercise earlier in the week and today so hopefully I am down another 2 pounds. I can definitely feel the difference in putting on clothes so I am losing inches which is terrific. I will report in tomorrow.

My fitness totals 98 mins today with 823 calories burned according to SP!

I continue with Insanity and Rockin' Body tomorrow: Rockin' Out, Rockin' Abs, and Cardio Power and Resistance.

Find your motivational anchor and keep focused on your goal. You can do it! emoticon
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    Great job! Good luck on you 1/2 marathon..I know you will rock it! I am doing Insanity as soon as I am done with TurboFire.

    1872 days ago
    Great job with the 5k! Good luck with the half marathon!

    Would you recommend Insanity? I thought about trying it, but I was unsure about the price and if the workouts would be too difficult for me. I didn't want something so hard that I would quit the program.
    1873 days ago
    You go girl! Keep up the good work and much success to you with that half marathon!
    1873 days ago
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