So, we all know of (and I am sure – have been) those people who know they are out of shape, and need to start eating right or exercise more. When I started my running regime, I know I told myself – “tomorrow.. I can do it tomorrow..” or maybe next week. Monday is a great day to start!!! Well, obviously I started – as I have been running pretty regularly. However, I have talked about what I am going to do in addition to running… and then I talked about it some more. I have discussed video games as fitness, but never tackled doing it more than trying them out to see what they were like.
Well, yesterday WAS tomorrow. I headed out the door for a longer run, planning on doing 7 or 8 miles. After the first 1/2 mile, I wasn’t feeling quite “right” so I decided to change my plan. I headed out for a shorter run, but ran uphill to where my son’s choir practice was (that way I could bum a ride home off of my folks – who take him and pick him up. Plus I got to listen to the songs!) So, a nice 3.5 mile – with at least 2 miles of it up hill – was a fairly good work out. However, I didn’t feel like I had done enough.
So, I got home and looked over at my exercise equipment I had just gotten recently – it’s a fake “Total Gym” mad by a company called Maxxus. I found a whole bunch of youtube videos made by “getfitafter40” (and no, I’m not 40,) that showed a great variety of exercises. Back before my children, I used to work out every morning in a gym. The video has shown me some exercises for each muscle group, allowing me to start those workouts again. And last night – I did. A nice Chest and Tricep workout after my run – really made up for not being able to do the distance I wanted. It also reminded me of how much I enjoy “lifting.” So, I have started my “cross-training” – which will help build more core strength – and that CANT hurt my running!