Monday, August 25, 2014

Weekly Workout Challenge: Run Like the Wind

Trying to get back into a bit of a routine, now that the move is, more or less, finished, I went for a run on Saturday. I use the term extremely loosely, because I'm not a "Runner" Runner, I'm a Wannabe Runner.

Earlier this year, I was doing pretty well with C210k, even going the furthest I'd ever gotten before, which was about four weeks in, which required you to run for five minutes. I was using the 10k Trainer by Zen Labs, found here and here. I've gotten used to the program, its little nuances, and how to work it without it frustrating me to no end.

When I finished my run yesterday (in pretty good spirits, actually), I immediately went to go stretch my legs out, because when I didn't, I was sore and had a hard time running again. I also got a hydromassage, since I have a Planet Fitness Black Card (Best membership EVER!). Tomorrow, if I can dig out my UV goggles, I might do the Total Body Enhancement to shake my muscles out (Red light therapy, coupled with a vibrating floor, said to tone your body. I don't know if I believe that, but after a run, it feels nice), as well as a massage.

The reason I stopped in the first place was because we had to do a major cleaning job on our house to prepare it for selling, and there just wasn't time. Starting this week, if I keep with it, I'll finish right before Thanksgiving.

I've also come across a couple brilliant websites pushing Virtual Races. I'd never heard of a Virtual Race until The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans hosted one last year, and I'd originally wanted to do it, but lacked funds. These organizations donate their proceeds to a good cause, like any normal race, but you have the added convenience of finishing the race at your own pace, either outside or on a treadmill. Frankly, I think I'd be all about the treadmill.

So, that's what's happening this week. I'm hoping that running will come back to me fairly easily. I love the idea of just going for a run, and letting my body work while my mind relaxes for a bit. I hear that's why a lot of people like to run.

  • Why do YOU like running?
  • What activity do you want to start doing?

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