image via therunningshoesguide.com
Scott and I are going to San Diego soon. Maybe I can run on the beach like this girl...? That is one long stride, right??? And some short shorts...don't know if I can pull that off. My legs are, like, 5 inches long and do not have the capability for either of those things.
WEEK 3 UPDATE:
--Begin with a 5-minute warmup walk, then complete two sets of the following: Run 90 seconds, walk 90 seconds, run 3 minutes, walk three minutes.
Monday, January 16--1.65 miles--171.1 calories
Wednesday, January 18--1.67 miles--171.6 calories
Saturday, January 21--1.702 miles--177.1 calories
+ Friday, January 20--0.587 miles--59.5 calories
So on Friday I started my workout, but I just ran out of time and had to quit way early. So I started all the way over on Saturday...I am using Saturday as a makeup day for if I can't make my run during the week. I hate working out on Saturdays because I want it to be a rest/hang out day with the fam, but it's definitely nice to have a chance to make up a workout that I miss. I'm the type of person to give up on my entire goal if I screw up one week (or if I'm really feeling ambitious I'll start all the way over), so I really needed to give myself a second chance somewhere. This works perfectly for me!
And how am I doing on the plank challenge...??? Umm...remember about five seconds ago when I said I'm the type to give up if I don't do something exactly right...? Ha. I kept forgetting to do my plank before bed (it was a part of my night routine until I started having to stay up late and work, and by the time I got in bed I just crashed), so I kind of plateaued at 2:30. I've still done it when I remember (about half the time), but I only go for 2:30 and then I'm practically to the floor anyway. I still want to be able to plank for 5 minutes, but I'm pretty sure I won't make that in the next four days (remember, my goal was by February?). Maybe I can get it by the end of February. This year IS a leap year, so I am getting an extra day then normal--Okay, let's just say I will be planking 5 minutes by February 29!
P.S. The first two or three days the plank made me pretty sore, but I haven't been sore since. At all. I shake and shake during the plank and for about a minute afterward, but then I'm good. So if you try it, do not give up. It really does get better.
P.P.S. I saw these on Dr. Oz a couple of years ago...
image via othersiderainbow.blogspot.com
And I think they're totally weird. But I kind of want to try them out. Not anytime soon, but maybe if I turn into a run-aholic...My toes (like my legs) are really short and stubby, so I wonder if these come in different toe-lengths. I've seen some people with toes twice as long as mine; I don't think these are "one size 6 1/2 fits all 6 1/2."