Tuesday, October 9, 2012

New Exercise Plan


I started running...again.  Last spring, my best friend forced me talked me into running a half marathon with her and some other friends.  We called ourselves "The Luna Chicks".  "Luna" is an understatement :)

Our first race was an 8K to "Save the Grist Mill" in our hometown.  I didn't really train for this.  I mean, how hard could it be to run a little over 5 miles??!!  Well, I managed to cross the finish line, panting, red-faced and as close to death as I have ever been.  I was drenched with sweat.  It was fun...after I was all finished and headed to the house to ice my aching joints.  I just kept thinking, "I'm too young for my joints to ache like this!" 

In April of 2011, we headed out to the Talladega Superspeedway for our Half Marathon.  I really think that your adrenaline gets you through several of the miles in a race.  I got past the 3 mile mark and it became a lot easier for me.  Around mile 7, my left knee was about to give out on me.  I kept pushing, and pushing and pushing.  It was one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life.  I felt so accomplished when I crossed that finish line.  I did not have a great finish time- I believe I was somewhere in the 2 hours and 53 minute range BUT I FINISHED! 

I ran that half-marathon for my Dad and my Step-dad.  They are both prostate cancer survivors and it was a race to raise money for prostate cancer research.  My goal is to run another half for juvenile diabetes research.  My husband was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 17 years old.  There has to be a cure out there.  It's a terrible disease with sometimes detrimental outcomes.  I am proud to say, my husband has really turned over a new leaf when it comes to taking care of himself.  He is doing such a good job.  That makes me a happy wife (and a happy nurse that happens to be his wife). 

Wish me luck as I get back out on the pavement.  My knee was already hurting me after my first run yesterday!  I have come up with a plan that I hope will work for me.  I work on Tuesday's and Thursday's so I don't have as much time on those days.  Ripped in 30 will actually become Ripped in 90 but I get really bored with the same thing every day!

Monday- c25k, 10 minute pilates arms
Tuesday-Ripped in 30
Wednesday-c25k, p90x abs
Thursday-Ripped in 30
Saturday-10 minute pilates legs, p90x abs

I'm sure I won't be 100% faithful to this schedule.  It will just be a guide for me.  I think as long as you are active, even for 10 minutes a day, it is better than nothing!  I will try my best to stick to this schedule and hopefully I can shed this last 20 pounds of baby weight!

What do you think?  Is this a good plan?  I'm just trying to keep my ADD in check :)  Gotta switch it up now and then!


Melanie @ 4Kottez said...

YOU GO GIRL. I can't wait to hear about your running journey. I will be right there with you - sweating my bum off and killing my legs:)

Megan said...

Ha! I did drag you out there last year (I dragged myself too)! I think that's a great plan! Now just stick to it & you'll see results in no time!! I love a good chart/guideline/plan!

Becca said...

I think that is an awesome plan. You can totally do it, I can't wait to hear how it goes.

Holly said...

Go, Brynn!!! Maybe this will motivate me to be a LUNA girl-- is that like the women's health bar? :)