I’ll take, “things that are sore” for 500 Alex. Yesterday was awesome. I took part in a free demonstration of Core Fusion Cardio from Exhale Spa. I walked to the spa after work and had a hunch it would be a solid workout, but it was a demo so thinking they’d go easy on all the mixed levels in attendance. Wrong.
The instructor was like a prettier, tamer, less-bratty Jillian Michaels who worked us to the core, literally. I sweated buckets. Felt amazing after. And let me tell you, the women instructors for the programs are gorgeous!! Physically in tune with their uber-toned bodies, inspiration enough. I was in awe of their definition, and definitely jealous.
Three things takeaway from Core Fusion:
1. You don’t need any equipment or tons of space to workout hard.
2. Get out of your comfort zone. I am the most uncoordinated person – you’d never guess it since Norak was a cheerleader – but the instructors were patient and pointed out flaws in my positions that I wasn’t even aware of, or maybe was afraid to admit.
3. Endurance comes from mental strength. Push yourself and stay focused, exercise your mental threshold. It’s only then that you make “gains.”
Runner’s World Smart Coach Training Update
This morning was a complete training awakening. Runner’s World Smart Coach had me running 3 miles at a 7:18 pace, 5 miles total with warm up and cool down. 7:18?! I only see 7:18 when it’s on a clock. That run OWNED me. It is a mental force bigger than yourself when you can tell your body not to quit. I had no idea how slow I have been training.
Please note, when I went to put a lovely check in the box for today’s workout…it’s not 7:18:
Mile 1 – easy peasy 8:30 pace
Mile 2 – 7:18 pace, getting hard
Mile 3 – 7:18 pace, who can I hurt?! torture and a hint of panic.
Then I stopped. Completely stopped for 30 sec. I had to regroup. I didn’t want to cheat and half-a** anything.
Mile 4 – 7:18 pace, with a 7:00 pace at the end because I felt guilty for stopping
Mile 5 – 7:50/8:00 pace
Are you high Claree? This sums it up-
What do you use to distract yourself and stay focused on the bigger picture? Are training plans for you?