working out

What do you like to do to keep in shape?

I have had a few conversations lately and am curious to know your favorite routines, HIITS, etc.

I like to switch it up.  I get bored with things like running (yes I did train for a half) and yoga, not because they are easy, because they certainly are not, but because my mind focuses on what I am doing and then I realize I am not enjoying it.

I like weight training  A LOT!  I tolerate running and elliptical because it is great cardio, but I entertain myself with music or tv of some sort.  I really enjoy HIIT routines, but with my aging body those routines often cause aching joints.  Jillian and Cassey Ho are my favorite videos…Jillian for longer and Cassey for shorter targeted areas.  I have also recently gotten into some dancing workout videos, which I am having a lot of fun with!

What do you like?  Let me know below.

 

The Countdown

8 days until my first half marathon…

15 days until my first mini mudder event…

Nervous?  yes.

Excited?  yes.

Relieved?  yes.

The good news is: the shin splints I had early in training went away in little time.  Also, the arthritis flare up and the other knee issues are all manageable.  The good news is if I am not ready to do it now, I never will be.  The good news is, I only have one more practice long run left.  🙂  The good news is I am sick this weekend and not next weekend.

The bad news is: I am sick!  Blah.  It is no big deal, just a bit of sinus, fever, nausea (no doubt from the fever and sinus), etc.  I made yesterday my day off of running, but then today just running 3 miles was interesting.  My legs were pretty weak and my fever is low grade, so it kept fluctuating.  Oh well.  I am hopeful that I can shake it today and get a long run in tomorrow, but even if I can’t, as mentioned above, if I am not ready now, I never will be.

The in between news is: I am not sure of what “plan” I will do after all this is said and done.  I have been following a weight lifting program during my 1/2 marathon training and both come to an end about the same time.  Although my  body will be happy for a little break, I definitely want to keep up my endurance, as well as build up my strength.  Soo…a new schedule/plan will need to be developed.

It is weird how long you prepare for something and then it is over.  I always thought that with things like graduation or coming to the end of a school year as a teacher.  So much time and energy goes in…and then in a blink…it is done.  Thankfully we have memories of the journey.