I managed to get another run in this evening. That’s two down and one to go for this week if I’m going to get my three runs in, so I’m feeling pretty good about getting back into training.
Of course, it was only 3K and I took a bit of a walk break at 2.3, mostly for water but also because I’m just not as fit as I was. Still, I only walked for about 100 metres and then ran the rest, so it’s a bit of an improvement on the last one.
I’m really not putting any pressure on myself at the moment though as far as running is concerned. Yes, I want to run faster and without stopping like I used to, but I know it will come as long as I get out three times a week and do a little bit more each time. Patience!
I’ve also decided to start taking exercise other than running to try to help with my general fitness. I got an exercise bike before Christmas, which I really ought to start using more, but I also need to do something for my core and upper body strength.
So, the other night when I was procrastinating on You Tube (as we do!) I came across ‘Insanity Max 30’. As far as I can tell, it’s basically just an exercise program that you can buy, but they also have some free videos that you can use on You Tube. There’s a playlist with a few different videos on there, so I just chose one at random and decided to have a go.
To be fair, I wasn’t jumping around half as much as the people on the video and some of the moves they were doing were completely beyond me, but I gave it a go nonetheless. If you watch the video below, there’s a woman on the right of the screen who adapts the workout to make it a bit easier for those of us who aren’t quite there yet… or in my case, nowhere near there yet!
Anyway, I gave it my best shot and was absolutely drenched and exhausted by the end of it, but I felt great! Definitely much more fun than yoga (which I just don’ t have the patience for) and something that I would be happy to do a couple of times a week – although I might watch more of the videos first and choose one that has some easier moves than this!
How’s your training going? Have you tried Insanity or other workout videos? Do you find they help you with your running? Please share your thoughts in the comments.