So lately I’ve been doing a lot of Jillian’s 30 Day Shred. I’ve talked about what I think of it here and here (don’t hate it, but not super impressed). I’ve also been riding my bike for transportation (which I also consider a form of cardio!) and have mixed in an occasional P90X workout sheet, sans the accompanying video. (Shhh – the secret about P90X is after you learn the weight moves you really don’t have to watch the horrible videos – just fill in the sheet for a good weight sesh!)
But today I went on a nice, long run.
It’s been a long time since I’ve done a distance run. And let me tell you what – I could feel it in my knees!
Even with stretching + wearing knee braces! It’s too bad, because I love running, but I can definitely feel that running has taken a toll on my knees. I think my body has enjoyed the increased strength training + workout videos because it has given my knees some much needed rest. I’ll always continue to run, but I just may not be training for any marathons or anything! My 1 half-marathon may be enough for me. I won’t rule out the possibility of other long runs, but I think I’ve been bit by the triathlon bug now anyway.
And….I’ve decided my next race already! It’s going to be a fun one! The Mad Mud Run Phoenix! It’s between 3-5 miles (course length varies) and has different boot-camp style obstacles (climbing wall, crawling underneath low planks, etc.) and ends with running through a giant mud pit. I’ve talked to a friend about doing it and I think we’re going to do a little team! I’m pretty excited!
Have you ever had a big dog think he can just lay in your lap like a little dog would?….Would you let him?
What’s on the agenda today for you?