|2 miles, time: 26:05, 13:02 pace, 259 calories burned|
I had a moment of clarity as I did my cool down walk back to my car. Running would probably get a LOT easier if I'd make it more regular. This once a week stuff has got to stop because each week, it just sucks that much more. :/ I want to run every day, or, the very least, every other day. So, that's my goal. I'm not training for anything specific right now (there are a few races at the end of July and in August that I might do, but I'm not following a training plan as of yet) so I just want to get some miles logged. Running a mile is no big thing anymore. Running two miles is getting easier and that's the very least amount of miles I allow myself. Eventually I'd like to say that 3 miles is my short run...heck, I'd really like to say 5 miles is my short run, but that's going to take some work. :)
But I know that if I just start running regularly, it will get easier (what a concept, LOL).
So, yesterday I mentioned that I spend a lot of time on Pinterest. Mostly I pin stuff related to food (trying to feed a house full of boys is tough - seems like there is just never enough food for these guys!) or fitness. Well, the food thing isn't going to help here. I don't want to be a food blog (I know, I've posted about food before, but I'm not doing the whole recipe thing - I'm not much of a cook anyway, LOL). But I pin a lot of exercises and workouts that I eventually plan to try out but I never actually get around to it. So I've decided that every Sunday I'm going to post one of the workouts I've found on Pinterest and I'm going to do it every day for a week or so and see what happens (no, I don't think I'll see amazing results in a week, but if I keep up a workout regimen daily, then it'll become a habit - and switching it up weekly will keep me from growing bored). At least then I'll have justification for the 100 pins I have pinned on my Fitness//Inspiration//Health board and now you have something to look forward to (oh, and there's the added health benefit, of course). ;)
Oh yeah, if you want to follow me on Pinterest, that'd be super cool. If not, no biggie, I still like ya. ;) You can find my boards here.
So, even though it's already Thursday and that technically only gives me three days to try these moves out, I'm going to start out with this:
It says to stick to one side at a time, doing three sets on the right before switching to the left so that it tires the muscles for faster results. Well, holy crap. My muscles were screaming by the middle of the second rep! I did the Standing Diamond first - I busted out all three sets, with a few second breather between each one. Wasn't so bad. Then I went with the Arm Press with a Twist, then the Elbow Lift and finally the High Five, in that order, one set after another, starting with the left side (I'm left handed, so it just made sense to start with that side first). My arms are definitely feeling it! I'm happy to be done with the little mini torture, but I'm actually looking forward to doing it again tomorrow. LOL
In case you were wondering, my calories were totally on target today (it's still early, but I'm feeling good about the rest of the evening). I'm so proud of myself and I thank you, my wonderful friends, for all the encouraging words.