Yesterday was a FUN day of workouts for me. Lots of new things tried 🙂
I started the morning by logging 3 miles on the treadmill. Honestly, I HATE running on the treadmill. I was supposed to run 4 miles according to my half marathon training schedule, but I just wasn’t feeling it. No matter the distance I run on the treadmill, it always feels like eternity.
That being said, I wanted to figure out a way to pass the time, and for some reason I thought reading my latest book “It All Starts with Food” would be a good idea…
Well, shockingly, reading on the treadmill WAS a good idea. For me at least. It made the 3 miles SPEED by, and I got some good, quality reading in. Win, win. I don’t think I could go any faster than an 8:30 pace, so speed work wouldn’t quite work while reading, but for an easy and relatively short run I am definitely going to continue bringing reading material.
Fun workout #2: Turbo Kick
Have you tried it?
I have heard so many things about this program and I know that the amazing Chalene Johnson is in several of the Turbo Kick DVDs you can do at home, but I had never ever tried it…until last night.
Talk about a fun and high energy workout! Lots of punching, kicking, a little dancing, and even some interval work in the middle and towards the end of the workout. A super sweaty, fun workout. I feel like we all left the class feeling sweaty, accomplished, and energized. Despite the fact that this workout requires a lot of energy, I feel like we were all just feeding off of Maria’s peppiness which carried us through the workout. After class, the room was just buzzing!
Not only was it a great workout, but it was taught by a fellow Indianapolis health leader and blogger…Maria Romaine!
And yes, that is her actual last name…Romaine “like the lettuce.” Cute, isn’t it!?
Maria and I connected recently through facebook because she works with Brian’s brother (my brother in law) during her day job. I am so glad I got to meet her in real life, take one of her awesome classes, and try a new workout. All in all it was a very fun night.
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