What have I been doing? Welll…….
I shook my legs out on a painful 3 mile run Monday. It wasn’t really that painful, but because I went out alone and without music, I think I kept pushing pace instead of taking it super easy. It was just so freaking nice outside!!! Oh ya, and I finally wore the “Running For Two” shirt my sweet madre bought me for Christmas. It doesn’t really fit that great yet, so I may only wear it for short runs and keep sticking to my normal gear ( this sports bra, on the other hand, is 12 times too tight already, and is squeezing fat out near my underarms. So sexy, so hot! I can’t contain myself!).
I counted Monday as an “off” day because I only worked out for 30 minutes. Is that normal?
Tuesday I hit the gym with my husband. We did weights, but I just wasn’t feeling another run, so instead, I did a treadmill hike for 2.25 miles. It was actually really awesome, and I was so glad I went with that. I was sweating bullets and my legs were burning. YIPPEE.
- Keep your speed set to 3.3 – 3.5
- Start at approx incline 3-4 for 5 min W/U
- Increase incline by 1 every 2-3 minutes.
- When you get to 10, switch to 15, lower the speed to 2.2-2.4 and walk backwards for 3 minutes.
- Repeat until 45 minutes pass.
After I started writing this, I went ahead and googled “treadmill hike workout.” Below is the workout I found on the Fit Sugar Blog:
VINYASA FLOW YOGA?
Those are all of the basic yoga poses, especially the ones used for Vinyasa Flow.
I went to yoga again at lunch the other day. I LOVE Bikram (ie. hot, hot, hot yoga that goes through the same exact poses, in the same exact order everytime). But I kept finding it difficult to part with $20 once a week, when my gym offers a variety of yoga classes and teachers.
HOWEVER, most of what they offer is Vinyasa Flow. It isn’t that I mind Vinyasa, it is the flow part which is on my nerves.
They go too fast! The main reason I go to yoga is to get calm, centered, and to stretch my poor battered muscles! I can’t do that when I am going so fast I can’t think and/or have to keep looking at the instructor.
I want to feel like this when I am doing it:
And look all zenned out!
That is how I feel doing Bikram.
Does anyone use their treadmill to “hike” or “climb”?
Does anyone else do YOGA?
What about Vinyasa?
What do you like/dislike?