Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Need More Strength Training.

Good morning!  

I hope everyone is well on this dreary Tuesday morning.  My day started off on the right foot because I just got done with a five mile run.  I love getting my runs in for the day before 7:30 am!  It feels great!

I started off slow until my Achilles warmed up, but once I got moving...I was golden.  For some reason, my normal 5 mile run turned out to be 4.95...go figure?

I have to say.  I.Am.Sore....and I'll tell you why.  It's because of this...

I decided to give my heel a break from running and I ventured downstairs to our "Alcatraz" weight room as someone kindly called it :) and did a little Slim in 6 with Debbie Siebers.  Beachbody {the same company who produces Insanity and P90X} produced this video a few years back.  It is full of lunges, squats, arms, abs and waist routines.  I used this series to lose the 60 pounds of baby weight I gained.  Yep, you heard me...60 pounds!  The nice thing about this video is that it comes with three routines of varying difficulty.  I chose the middle version and it suited me just fine.  

I've found over the past month or two that my body is less flexible and not as strong as it was prior to my "only-running" routine.  Don't get me wrong...I'm not complaining...but it's just different. 

My soreness is also because of this...

I know what you're thinking.  Only ten pounds!  Geesh!  Well...I kind of put the weights on the back burner for a while too.  I know that I should have continued with the upper body strength training, but I didn't due to time constraints, and it's all water under the bridge by now.  But my plan is to "pump up the volume" again with these babies {plus some additional weights} and get my arms back.  Oh, and my abs too!  :)

I mentioned my workout to Jesse, he said that we will start doing some hurdle mobility exercises to loosen up my otherwise tight running muscles.  I'm thinking a little yoga here and there would work wonders too, and once school is over, I can begin to concentrate on all of the above.    

What do you think?  Do you only concentrate on one type of activity {like running} or do you try to incorporate multiple exercise routines into your regimen?  

Have a great day!


1 comment:

  1. I try to incorporate multiple exercises into my routine.