Whew! I must say that I rocked it last night at the oldy but goody Les Mills Body Combat Class!
Yeah, that girl in the back is me! LOL… I wish. But seriously, I feel my abs and whole body getting tighter after one session of combat.
See check it out, I was one sweaty beast. But sweaty beast = awesomeness in my book.
I didn’t stop my workout at the end of my 60 minute cardio class. Nope, I went straight for the ‘shred-mill’ and hopped on for a run. I ended up running 1.5 miles and actually had it in me to run more, but the old tummy was grumbling. I knew I hadn’t properly fueled before kickboxing to be running afterwards.
But I realized two things last night,
- I run waaaaaay better on the shredmill when I have had a nice warm-up session. Body Combat warmed up my muscles. I would have busted out a 5k if the I wasn’t trying to gnaw my own arm off.
- You always have it in you to push a little more. (I definitely gave it my all at BC, but realized my body is amazing and I can push it a bit harder at times).
Do you warm-up before you head straight into your run?
If I am outside I usually just walk a few minutes then hit the pavement hard. But when I’m at the gym I try to walk at least a mile or do some elliptical action for 10-15 minutes first.
In other awesome running related news:
I FINALLY got around to signing up for the Famous Idaho Potato 10k race.
The race is next saturday! Eeeeek!
I am not sure why, but I had been putting off registering for this race. I actually feel really nervous to run this race.
So what’s my deal?
Anyone else get the pre-pre race jitters?
You know what I mean? You are super excited about it, but as the time comes closer the nerves are unbearable. And these aren’t the actual running nerves, this is just me doubting my abilities.
Ugh. So what has helped is to actually re-read my race recaps from my past two races and remember how AWESOME I felt afterwards. And how I did way better than expected in both races.
Yeah! So I made myself sign up and get the fear of running 6 miles out my head. Because I know I can do it. I ran my first 10k last October and did quite well.
And the kicker, I get a really awesome Idaho Potato Pin in my race packet. Yeah! 🙂
Happy Friday everyone. Happy running and Happy Mother’s day weekend to all you mom’s out there. Especially mine, because you are amazing and I am so lucky to have you in my life. BEST MOM EVER! 🙂