today was much better than yesterday.
i woke up on time.
i showered—always a plus.
i even had time to make my lunch and coffee!
work was work, nothing new there. however, i did catch a live broadcast of mama pea on the radio—that was a plus. oh, and i had an impromptu date with my own momma b at the harley davidson store. word on the street is that tomorrow is my dad’s 60th birthday, so i had to snag him a couple gifts.
i had bikram yoga on the agenda for my workout today, but my 1 month unlimited pass has expired. i checked the drop-in class rates.. $15. um, that’s $0.17 per minute. a little pricey, if you ask me. i could call australia for less money!
i decided to forego the pricey sweat session and headed to the gym to make one up on my own. my gold’s gym pass is paid in full through july of 2013… i think i am covered!
i really wanted to do a back/bicep workout today, but i knew i should probably hit the treadmill. ugh.. cardio.
if you haven’t noticed, there hasn’t been a whole lot of cardio around these parts lately. i think that whole 2 1/2 months of solid cardio from insanity really burned me out.
in fact, before today, the numbers were looking like this:
days since i finished insanity: 44.
days i have devoted a single workout to cardio since finishing insanity: 0.
oh. that’s just great!
i wouldn’t be to worried about my lack of cardiovascular training if it wasn’t for something that i have signed up for that happens to be right around the corner…
my best friend, kristen, somehow talked me into doing the dirty dash with her on september 17th. even after i ranted about the fact that i don’t like running and i have no desire to ever pay for a race again. she talked me into it.. and i shelled out $45 to run around an obstacle course in some mud. joy. clearly she drugged me and i was delusional.
kristen told me that this was a 5k, and i have done a lot of 5ks in my day. no big deal. yes, i was a little worried about the fact that it’s an obstacle course in the mud.. but i figured i could manage to get through it. it’s only a 5k, after all.
oh, but guess what nugget of information i received recently? that the dirty dash is, in fact, a 10k.
what?! a 10k?
okay, there are a lot of awesome runners in blog land, but i am NOT one of them. i hate running! a 10k to me is far. the longest distance i have ever run in my life is 10k—ONCE—back in 2009. i didn’t train for it or anything.. i went from my 20 minute HIIT treadmill sessions that were usually around 2 miles right to running the 10k, after which i decided i hated running long distances and it would never happen again.. and it hasn’t. pretty sure the longest distance i have run since then is 5 miles—and that has been rare.
so, to put it bluntly, finding out that the dirty dash is a 10k scared the shit out of me. i will not only have to run 6.2 miles.. i will have to do it in the mud. and jump over walls. and hop through tires. and who knows what else. it also made me realize i should start running, since the race is a mere 46 days away.
and that, my friends, is the long story of why i decided to do cardio today.
treadmill HIIT routine:
wow, it has been a long time since you’ve seen a cardio table on here, huh?! this was a total of 5k—or 3.1 miles. as you can see, the first 5 minutes was a warm up, followed by 20 minutes of HIIT (BFL style), a brief cooldown and then 5 minutes of jogging to round out the 5k.
it’s still official, i still hate running. meh.
- 10 minutes at level 10 fat burning intervals
i was going to do 20 minutes of the stairmill, but my knees were aching so bad. had to come home and hang out with my tube of bengay.
i am going to keep running a couple/few times a week until the race. and then i am just going to hope i don’t die. good plan, right? plus, if i survive, i will have hardcore muddy photos like lisa (who is a complete mud run superhero, if you ask me).
grilled barbecue chicken pizza!
marshall is the man and grilled the barbecue-sauce marinated chicken before i even made it home from the gym. once i arrived, it was a mere 10 minutes before we were sitting down to eat the pizza.
paired with a spinach salad for good measure.
guess what? i had spinach in my breakfast, lunch and dinner today! pretty proud of that. too bad spinach won’t make me like running…
1. what is the longest distance you’ve ever run?
2. have you ever done a dirty dash/mud run/something like it? if not, does it sound appealing to you?
xo. janetha g.