Waking up at 4 am to get in my workouts.
At first I didn't think it was a bad idea, that was until I actually had to live the experience. So there is a reason why I have never woke at 4 am to hit the gym for a weight lifting session and then go out for a 13 mile run...DANG, IT IS HARD!!!! I feel like I'm 85 when I go to bed at 8 pm and when my legs feel stiff as all heck at 5 am.
Oh and I was also reminded why it is best to run while the sun is up...that reason being simple,
You cannot see your footing clearly, and you will most likely fall flat on your face.
I have scrapes on my elbows, stomach, hips and belly button, and they are super hot.
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just was thinking about purchasing one of these pics.
Packing my lunch.
So this may sound weird, but I am 27 years old and have been holding down a full time job since I was 20 where I have never had to pack a lunch. The jobs I've had have always provided employee meals and I never really had to plan for more then snacks. I don't like committing to what I will have for lunch 16+ hours before the meal actually happens, it requires too much planning and has been leaving me disappointed when it comes time to enjoy my preselected meal.
Wearing workout clothes to work.
I always knew my dream job would be one that required me to dress as comfortable as possible in cozy fabrics.
|Rarely do I actually look focused while racing.|
Getting my a$$ kicked.
I consider myself a fairly fit woman. Weekly I devote about 15 hours to my fitness and training and can handle a wide variety of activities. However, I have been proved wrong this week. No matter how fit we may think that we are, there will always be areas for us to improve in. Right now I am sore from my nose to my toes for reasons such as:
- A kickboxing class
- A booty spankin treadmill class
- Kettle bells, most specifically dead lifting kettle bells that are half my body weight
- Thursday brought somewhere around 5 nonstop hours of grueling physical activity
- More Turkish get-ups in 1 day then I have done cumulatively in my life
Finding out my VO2 Max.
Always knew that this was the best measure of fitness, yet I'd never found it important enough to test. Basically I was made a fool when I told a very well established and knowledgeable fitness professional that I don't my VO2 Max and I base all my workouts on how I feel. While I still do think it is important to recognize the signals the body is sending us, I've begun to realize that in order to maximize ones fitness there needs to be measurable evidence to track progress. Heart rate training is not something I am very knowledgeable about at this point in time, but it is something that I should take the time to learn about.
My VO2 Max is 53, and at my age that puts me in the elite category.
Now I have to figure out what to do with this information.
|Wonder if this was right about where I thought I may lose my breakfast.|
I haven't read any blogs this week. Honestly there hasn't been time. So my google reader is telling me that as of now I have 300+ new items, and I just DELETED them all. I'm sorry if you have posted something amazing and I have missed it, but there is no way for me to catch up at this point so I just need to let the past go and trudge on ahead.