Disney’s Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler.
I just registered, and I will be there, and I couldn’t be more excited if I tried.
I found this workout floating around a few weeks ago, and I’ve been wanting to give it a try for a while.
But I always convinced myself that it wouldn’t give me as good of a workout as if I went, say, running, or to the gym.
No, Grace. You were wrong.
Today is kind of gloomy outside, so I wasn’t going to go run, and I didn’t feel like going to the gym. But I also didn’t want to do nothing. Dilemma.
So I decided to try this workout, finally.
I did 4 reps of this, a total of 40 minutes, which is more or less the amount of cardio I would have done at the gym, and I can say that I sweated just as much doing this than if I had just gone for a run. Not only that, but I did ab things and arm things that I wouldn’t do at the gym because by the time I tell myself to go to some strength, I’m too tired, so I leave.
I just never feel like I can get as good of a workout at home as I can running 3 miles or doing cardio at the gym. I know I can, it’s just a tough mental spot I’ve placed myself in.
Anyways—I recommend this workout. It will only work, though, if you do each minute as hard as you can. Don’t cheat yourself.
You’ll feel good when you’re done. Better still after a shower.
I joined a recreational soccer team this spring, and tonight was our first game.
I have never played soccer in my life… and I think it showed hah.
I had a lot of fun, though.
The main thing I leaned is that I’m afraid of the ball. So if there’s one thing I want to personally improve on over the next 7 weeks, it’s that I want to not be afraid to get into the game.
Thanks for the life lesson, soccer.
I just signed up to do this race on March 23!
It benefits breast cancer research, and I’m really excited about it.
This was a good week.
Not only did I keep a good pace with my 8-miler on Sunday, but I also ran my fastest 5k time today!
Today was the first day to run/log time for the All Hallows’ Eve race, so I decided to knock it out.
32:34. Just over a 10-minute mile. My fastest to date.
I have a journal from 5 years ago and the first entry is 2 New Year’s resolutions, one of which was to run a 10-minute mile.
It took 5 years, but I did it.
And after that little confidence boost, I’m getting really excited for the race on Sunday! I can’t believe it’s already here—and I can’t believe I’m actually prepared for it. I was doubtful I would be at first, but I’m feeling good about it.
I have 4 miles tomorrow, off Wednesday, 3 on Thursday and Friday, off Saturday and race Sunday.
I’ll absolutely be sure to let you all know how it goes :)
Another week down.
This week was a good week. I got all miles miles in, plus and extra 2 here or there.
I had to move my long run from tomorrow to today because I have something going on tomorrow when I would normally run, so I decided to go ahead and knock it out. I did 10.5, but it was a little more challenging today than it was last week—but better. I had to stop around the 7.6 mile mark and use the bathroom (it seriously could NOT wait… trust) and refill water, and after that it was so hard to get running again. That’s why I don’t like to stop, because it’s very challenging for me to start again. I ended up walking for some of the last 2.5 miles, probably about 15 minutes tops.
Last week it took me right under 2 and a half hours to get to 10 miles, and today it took me right at 2 hours and 10 minutes to hit 10 miles. So that’s a good thing since there’s a 3 hour time limit on the race I’m doing.
I’m getting excited—nervous, but I feel prepared.
Gotta say though… I’m really looking forward to a day off tomorrow.
Has anybody heard of these?
It’s a new thing I discovered a few days ago. Basically what happens is you register, you get your race packet in the mail (T-shit, bib number, etc.) and on 1 of 3 given days, you run your miles that you registered for (1 mile, 5K, half), time yourself, and post your results on the website after you finish.
It’s different, but it’s a really cool way to incorporate a little philanthropy into your running.
I just registered for the All Hallows Eve Romp. They do a whole holiday series, which is kind of cool, and their charity is really great, too. They donate the money to a camp for children who need 24 hour medical care.
I think it’s kind of a cool way to stay excited about running. And it’s pretty awesome to think that you’re essentially running a race with people all over the country.
The registration deadline for this particular race is tomorrow, so if it’s something that you might be interested in, by all means, sign up!
This week was pretty good—Got all my running in (and them some).
I did 4 miles most days, and then yesterday was my long run, and my first run hitting double digits. 10 miles relatively easy—the only thing that hurt at the end were my legs. I thought they were going to fall off.
It was a slow run, but that doesn’t matter. What matters is I did it. I also listened to the same song for the entire run… Yeah, the same song for every inch of all 10.4 of those miles.
I brought water this time, and ate a bagel and a banana about an hour and a half before hand, and thankfully I was able to avoid the passing out, throwing up feeling at the end. I actually felt really great at the end, save for the fact I could hardly walk.
But I’m feeling okay today—haven’t eaten that great, but other than that, my body feels okay. I’m about to go knock out today’s run as soon as my phone’s finished backing up.
Have a wonderful week, my friends.
This week was actually kind of a rough one. It rained a lot of the week, so on Tuesday I was forced to run 4 miles on a treadmill, which I haven’t done in MONTHS. I haven’t been on a treadmill since before June.
I started to have a lot of back pain, and I really think it was from running on a treadmill—the shock absorption and whatnot.
So on Thursday I actually did 4 miles on an elliptical instead of running because my back was hurting and it was early and rainy all week.
Sunday was supposed to be my long run, a 10-miler, but about 4 miles in, the sky fell out and it started to thunder and lightning. I made it 5.3 miles before I stopped. Pretty disappointing, but it was cold, I was soaked, it was storming, and I couldn’t do anything about it.
I haven’t been eating that great, either.
So yeah, it was a pretty bad week. But… trying to do better this week.