Good thing the black and white filter doesn’t let you see that my face was bright red/blotchy/sweaty from the crazy class I took. It is called sports conditioning and it always kicks my trash. I like to think that I am in shape because of all of the running but then I go to this class and I quickly realize that running shape and sports conditioning class shape are not the same thing.
The class is full of 2-3 minute hard cardio intervals followed by weights for 1-2 minutes (not just one muscle group at a time, she makes sure to have us do at least 2 different muscle groups at the same time… i.e. shoulder presses and squats). We took our heart rate after one of the intervals and mine was 200… I don’t think it has been that high since 2005.
I am loving getting back into classes during this time of not having a running training plan. I know we all love running and want to do that as much as possible but it is SOOO good to shake things up. Our bodies gets used to doing the same type of exercise all of the time so find other ways to challenge it too (also by changing up your speed/hills when you run—> a great way to confuse your body and challenge it)! Plus, it keeps your mind entertained too when you switch things up.
So Brooke is getting more dates than me these days;)
Mainly she just runs away from them though. She’s fast.
I am starting to prepare myself for training in the cold. Boston training starts at the end of December= a very very very cold time in Utah.
PS I can’t wait for Brooke to learn how to take pictures because the self-timer isn’t my favorite.
Below—> What the jacket looks like when I use the flash (or what the reflectors look like if you are running when it is dark out). Besides the jackets and tights being awesome things to run in… I have been wearing them around town to do errands and until I finally shower at 5 pm;)
The jacket is water and windproof! I love that it is a fitted jacket and that it isn’t boxy like a lot of jackets. There are three pockets total—> two in the front and one just below the shoulder on your left side. I think the reflectors are awesome because you can’t see them normally but you can REALLY see them when you need to be seen running in the dark. This will be a great top layer for winter running this year.
And the tights. So ridiculously comfortable (I love clothing without any seams). Compression tights = thank you. I even wore them to teach spin and loved them for that too. There are three slit pockets pockets (on the inside of the pants) that make it easy to store a few things while you run. Definitely will be wearing these to run and also when I am in the mood for leggings and a sweatshirt all day.
My question—> I am getting bored with just throwing a bunch of food on top of lettuce or a sweet potato and eating that for lunch or dinner. Where do you guys get healthy meal recipes? Share your wealth of knowledge! Time to shake things up around these parts:)
What are some of your goto meals at home?
What do you do to switch up your workouts?
What was your workout today?