Getting out the front door
These last few weeks, I have had a hell of a time convincing myself to go outside in the wee hours of morning to get a run – or at the very least a long bike ride – in for that days workout. I somehow always manage to talk myself out of it, “it’s going to be cold out there”, “the mosquitoes will be terrible”, “what is that? an ache in my calf? Guess i shouldn’t push it.”
Yup, that has been me these many many past mornings. What makes it worse is that I am having this inner conversation with myself from the warmth and comfort on my recliner (often with a hot cup of coffee in my hand). So no wonder I can’t force myself out the door!!
Basically this is a all a lead up to explain, 1) why I have been slacking on the mileage these past few weeks, and 2) why I have been spending a lot of time doing workout DVD’s indoors rather than working out outside.
This all brings us to yesterday morning, where this timeless debate/inner struggle once again took place. I convinced myself that it was going to be too chilly to head out for a run so instead I popped in a 45 minute Insanity DVD followed by a 20 minute Bob Harper Skinny Rules DVD and called it a workout. I was still worn out and sweaty when it was all over so I guess that should account for something, right?
The rest of yesterday was spent coaching and then tuxedo shopping for the wedding. Turns out, we are a little over 5 weeks out and there SO MUCH to do still!! ACK!! Is it too late to elope??
My day started at the gym where I took the 6am Wake Up Call class where we did lots of standing cardio and tons of legs. I left class a little early so that I could prepare for the cross training class that I was subbing at 7am.
This was the last cross training class that I was subbing so I wanted to make sure it was a good one. I had the class warm up with a variety of suicide/shuttle runs — first without weights and then with weights. After some stair runs and jumping jacks, the class was warmed up and ready to go.
I had them do a 4 round circuit where they had 2 minutes to complete 3 exercises followed by 1 minute of rest. After these four rounds (and believe you me they were working hard!) I had them do a variety of exercises on the BOSU including cleans, dead lifts, and burpees. I liked watching the class go from ‘there is no way I am going to be able to stand on this thing’ to ‘hey, i think i have got the hang of it!’ It was pretty cool to watch them overcome their doubts and be successful.
After teaching the cross training class, I changed back into my workout clothes and did a bunch of cardio. It went a little something like this:
20 minutes running on treadmill
10 minutes on stepmill
5 minutes jump rope
10 minutes running on treadmill
5 minutes on stepmill
1 minute jump rope
I was pretty dead after this workout (not to mention that 6am class) so I was happy to hit the showers!!
The rest of the day was full of work and more work followed by some much needed wine time with a dear friend.
I have a client at 5am tomorrow morning (yes, it is as painful as it sounds) so I need to make sure I have everything ready so that I can get out the door in a timely manner.
Peace out, homies!