As you know, running took a back seat this summer in my fitness plan. It felt really good to not prioritize running for a while, focused on boot camp, and got in a short run here and there whenever I had the chance. I spent the summer feeling like all my workouts were just “fit in” when time allowed, and I haven’t exactly been feeling like a rockstar lately.
My friend Rob has become a good/bad influence on me. Since I recently got the itch to run back, I started to run long distances a little too often and too soon. Beginning last week, I was feeling my long runs in my hips, and it wasn’t so pretty.
This week was the perfect time for Fitmixer Boot Camp Round 3 to begin. I am now focusing on the daily workouts and getting in short little runs on the side. I am even working on my speed again, and on Tuesday I was able to pound out a 6:50 mile. That, my friends, has not happened in a good number of months. I was a little self righteous after feeling like a peewee runner for a few months.
I was pretty gassed, but finished up four miles in a decent average time. The speed is finally comin’ back!
I honestly probably have the anxiety over my auditions happening that night to thank for that. An extra pump of adrenaline never hurt running times.
Speaking of accomplishments, our first Fitmixer Boot Camp called for The Fitmixer Test, which involves counting how many reps of a series of exercises we can do for a minute. I have never timed how long I can hold a plank, and I was kind of shocked to see I can do a 2.5 minute plank. Say what?
I’m telling you, that is all thanks to Boot Camp #2. I really don’t do any strength training other than boot camp workouts anymore, and I’m feeling good with the results. And I no longer feel like a slow baby runner with little chicken wings for arms.
And if you’re tired of hearing about how much I love Fitmixer boot camp, welp, sorry. It’s been the focal point of my fitness regimen lately, and it’s all I’ve got for ya.
Just in case you’re concerned all my accomplishments lately have been fitness-related, check this baby out:
Such a basic word for so many points. I was pretty proud of myself. I’m a very average Words with Friends player, so don’t scoff at me.
Also. Is this an accomplishment? Or a problem?
And look what I saw at auditions the other night!
Is sitting waiting for your audition next to your face on the wall a good omen? We can only hope. I learned last night I made callbacks for the part I auditioned for, so cross all your fingers and toesies for me.