A mid week workout update? Just to show you how sporadic things are over here. I’ve been working hard to get all those posts I promised to bloggers on top of that. Lets hope I clear some stuff off my to-do list this weekend, while having family visit and fixing the house and trying to finish up a work deadline, oh, and those darling income taxes. Maybe thats why I’m writing about working out because thats been the most calming time. I don’t even need music to do it anymore.
As of the last post, the weather has been ridiculous. For one, we had a snowfall with a bit of accumulation last week so forget about my following that Walker to Runner routine. I had my first run two weekends ago because it was lovely weather and being the amateur I was, I went out running in a sweater and man, I heated up so quick. I did for a short 3km walk/run in the early evening. On that same day, I came home and did Day 1 of the Beach Body Challenge!
Today, I just finished Day 12! A little recap on progress. I’m starting to really feel how I haven’t been training doing push ups in a while so even 30 is slightly hitting hard, but I know I’m improving. Bicycles, crunches and planks are all just testing my abs and its muscular endurance. So far its been pretty good. 2 mins planks near the slightly shaky phase. I’m not a huge fan of tricep dips as they are my weakness so its good to get back into doing those, same goes for wall squats. I can’t imagine Day 14 coming up and I have to do a minute of those. Burpees are pretty tough too. I never had to do 50 in one go so thats the biggest challenge. Aside from that, I like the cardio inserts with butt kicks, skaters, jumping jacks and high kicks. Tiring and refreshing at the same time :) So far, it seems that I feel like its a bit more promising on me completing this. Thats already a pretty good start!
As the weather warmed up and the snow went away, rain stopped falling and chilly winds moved away a little, Saturday cleared up and it was a lovely day. I mean, it was a no jackets day pretty much or have a jacket but don’t zip up type of day. After all the house errands were done, it was early afternoon and I went out for a quick jog and to get some images in for the #RunWithMe event thats going on in Tribesports. I sent them in and here’s my GIF that defines me as a runner. Credits to my boyfriend for being a champ and walking behind me and snapping random shots :)
Isn’t that pretty cool? Now, what is your running story?
Maybe you’d like to join into the Run With Me campaign and get your own little GIF to motivate yourself and other runners. Click on the image to get the instructions on where to send your images and they’ll do this for you :) Other than my best friend and my boyfriend, Tribesports has been immense at keeping me motivated with everything. If you are on Tribesports, add me! By the way, thats my Twitter contact there but I’m @kimtranquildreams on TS community ;)
I’ve only done two jogs in 10 days but thats already better than last year’s 2 jogs in 3 months. I’m really seeing the appeal of it. I’m ver much still a beginner at this and I’ll figure out what works best for it but no doubt, its a amazing feeling and I look forward to training to be a better runner. As the weather warms up and my lungs can deal better with it, I’ll be getting a bit more intense. Right now, I’ll take it a little easier and build up slowly :)
Things are definitely getting back on track with my work out motivation after a month of break. I’m ready to take on this summer!
Here’s to running more and building a better balanced lifestyle. Its only the first step. I’ll be back in 2 weeks with another update probably! :)
What are your workout strengths and weaknesses? Are you a runner? Are there exercises you absolute love or hate doing?