Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Running: Over the hill and through the woods

Ran with my instructor tonight.  She's amazing.  This past week has been the first time I've run more than ONCE outside.  It's being raining in torrents.   Not exactly good running weather.  But today it was gorgeous and we took to the hills for a sweet 3.6 miler.  AH-mazing.  I was so tired, like really tired.  My body isn't used to the hills anymore.  Stinkin' dreadmill made me lazy.  For sure.  But I am happy that I did those miles in a fair amount of time.  Looking to beat my time though.  Later this week I'm going to tackle that route again with a stopwatch and sheer determination.  It is not easy. 
My workouts, in general, however, have been very, very satisfying these past couple weeks.  Not so much the distances in my runs but knowing that I put the pedal to the metal and gave it my all.  I'm sore, but feeling stronger.  These Body Pump classes have really helped to give me an over all tone.  Just found out that we do somewhere close to 200 squats during the hour long class.  I do all 200 with 30lbs on my back.  Yesss, it burns.
After attending Body Pump for a month now, I've decided that it will be my soul form of cross-training.  I really, really miss yoga but the instructor quit.  So, from now on it will be Body Pump on Mondays and Wednesdays and me running on my own in between those days AND after the classes.

Right now, my body is achey.  Obliques, quads, shoulders, biceps, calves.  I'm burning a lot of calories and really trying watch my intake.  Ah yes, AND my vitamins...can't forget those.  I wouldn't be able to keep up with myself if it weren't for those trusty side-kicks of mine. 

Oh!  Just bought another pair of running shooooes!  So excited.  Photos on those guys soon.

Silent cheerleaders, challenged yourselves lately?  If not, why not?  Feel the burn.


  1. Oh, how I want to continue to feel the burn. I am still looking for that internal fire to make me WANT to get back into good shape. I'm still just on-again, off-again. Must do some soul searching!

  2. I think part of it is just DOING it. Just get out there, and do it especially when you DON'T want to...because in the end, you will feel doubly proud of yourself that you DID IT! You can do it Joss, I believe in you. You're thinking about it, that's a great start already.


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