Day one is over for my 30 day Challenge!!! Let me tell you right now that yesterday I was exhausted! After a full day of work getting home and working out is always a great feeling but yesterday was just rough!!
I am not sure what is was but my body was just really struggling! I am thinking part of it had to do with being inside on the dreadmill! Yesterday I was just to run 3 miles. According to McMillian I should be doing my easy runs at 9:42-10:38 based on a 26:30 5k time (which also ends up at a 2:02 half which is what I ran in October). This is not my PR but is something I can run right now. So when I started running yesterday I set the ‘mill to 10 min/mile and took off. At about 1.5 miles I had to slow it down for a few minutes!! It was really discouraging but my legs were just not with me! I felt like I was really struggling even though it was an easy pace! I picked the pace back up at mile 2 and held on until I was done! Why does running on the ‘mill always seem like it takes forever!! I ended up averaging a 10:13 pace to finish at 30:41.
Next up, Insanity Max:30 day 1! The first video is more of a fitness test than anything. Shaun T pushes you hard to see when you will Max out! In other words, you go until you can’t anymore! Every 5 minutes you get a 30 second water break and then move right into another circuit! I LOVED IT!!! I maxed out at 13:03 (first time I quit)! My legs were on fire after the first few minutes but I kept pushing! It was the hardest workout I have done in awhile and I felt the burn!!!
I wasn’t going to tell you guys about this but what the heck! So, while I was doing this video my body hurt so bad that I quit 4 times! I mean literally said “I quit!!!!” walked off and then turned right back around and started in again! I also kept saying really stupid stuff when I would feel the burn really deep in my legs! My husband was cracking up listening to me, so I had to give him the “I know where you sleep, don’t mess with me” look a few times! Then when I was done I laid down in the middle of the floor and didn’t move for a least 5 minutes….D took a photo!
|I think my dog was concerned, he wouldn’t move until I got up!!
The best part about this was that I felt better when I was done with the 30 minutes! My body was finally agreeing with me! I immediately mixed up a glass of Results and Recovery
formula which I realized I am almost out of, and drank it within the first 30 minutes of being done. I have always drank this after workouts like this due to my lovely sister that got me hooked on it in 2011. She got it with a program she was doing and let me try some!! So glad she did!! R & R replaces glycogen and protein! So after intense exercise it is the way to go! Plus, it is a yummy orange flavor so it hits the spot!!
I took a shower, ate dinner and was still feeling a little tight in the legs. So I sat my rear down and stretched! Long, slow stretches that felt oh so good!!!
Best part about it….I am not sore today!!!! Whoohooo!!! I don’t know how but I am not at all!!! I know part of it is the R&R and some has to be the stretching but holy moly, I feel great!!!
Ready for day 2 tonight!!! Who wants to join me???
Do you use McMillian?
How far do you push yourself when working out?
Have you ever used R & R??