Good morning and happy Tuesday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Mine was unusually stressful. I had an incredible amount of homework to do… mostly in the form of time-consuming projects. You know that feeling when you’re constantly working, juggling various things, and feel like you just can’t get ahead? Well, that was my weekend.
There were certainly some fun parts thrown in there, including a brief reprieve featuring a fun Saturday morning workout that I’d like to share this morning: an incline walking and running mash-up of sorts.
My love-hate relationship with running inspired this workout. All throughout high school and the beginning of college, I was a competitive cross country and track distance runner. After I made the decision to quit the team and focus on being a student, I thought I’d really miss running, and continue to run on my own. That said, I didn’t want to pressure myself into running simply because I felt like I “had” to.
With that, after my “career” ended, I just wasn’t feeling the running thing. So I rolled with it. I took over a year off from running, and explored other cross-training options like the elliptical and bike. I also got into weight training, and became a serious BodyPump devotee.
About a year ago, my running “itch” returned and added it back into my routine, albeit in much smaller doses. On average, I probably run less than an hour a week, usually 20-30 minutes at a time. This workout is ideal if you’re not entirely sure whether you’re feeling the walking or running thing. It’s 50% of both, for a 100% challenging combination, and one I think you’ll like!
This morning, I’ve got yoga and class on the agenda, with a healthy dose of studying this afternoon. Have a fantastic Tuesday!
Do you enjoy running? What are some of your favorite ways to “de-stress”?
DISCLAIMER: I am not a personal trainer, fitness instructor, or any health-related professional. I am simply sharing my own experiences involving recently completed workouts. Please complete any workouts at your own risk.