I got a visit from my visitor this morning and have spent the whole day with a really rough headache. I had a lot to do today between my classes, and I figured it would be best to just let today ride and do a major workout tomorrow.
I’ve taken a few breaks in these last weeks, but today I wanted to make it count. So I did some research.
I’ve been feeling lately like I need to do SOMETHING more than just budo on my budo days, or else I need to train harder at budo. This may or may not happen, so just in case, I looked for another workout I could do on my non-running days.
Although the weekday workouts that Steph and Michelle are trying look great and hardcore, I didn’t want to try the same thing that they’re trying. Instead, I’m opting for this workout, which appears to be called The 100 Workout. So that’s what I’ll call it, too!
This seems like just enough of a workout for me to hate that I chose it. I think that’s a good place to start:) I’ll let you know how it goes. 100 jumping jacks seems scary to me, since I found 50 boring. I wonder if I’ll have to break these into sets for the first week? We’ll see!
I like that it’s all body resistance, that’s my favorite kind of workout. Instead of running for 10 minutes, though, I’m going to jump rope instead. Because I’m supposed to have resting, non-run days between my runs.
Speaking of runs, I made a decision today. I haven’t run a 5k since before some relapses, so I’m going to do a run that happens here in April, just after I get back from Japan (I’ll tell you about Japan in another post, since it’s fitness-related:). I can either do a 2.5, 5, or 10k run.
I could easily handle a 5k NOW. I might not do it quickly, but I could do it. So instead of just subsisting for the next few months until then, I decided today that after my 8th week is completed with the C25k program, that I’ll pick up right from there on week 8 of the Couch 2 10k app that I just found for my phone.
The C210k app functions almost exactly like the C25k FREE app that I got. And weeks 1-8 are pretty similar, so I literally CAN just stop using the C25k app and move right to week 8 or 9 of the C210k app.
I’m excited about this, because I’ve NEVER run a 10k. I’m not sure I’ll be able to do it, but I do know that I really enjoy running and sometimes 30 minutes doesn’t feel like enough anymore. So I’m excited to up my time and to keep going. I don’t ever plan to run a full marathon, but I think 10k is a good goal.
The best part is that I’ll be able to do this training while I’m in Japan, which happens about a month before the race. So that’ll be good, although I might have to give it a rest while I’m there since I’ll be doing so much OTHER fitness stuff anyway!
So for now, my fitness routine looks like this:
Even days: C25k/C210k, 100 push ups, Jump Off Jiggle
Odd Days: 100 Workout , Budo
And, you know. The occasional Yoga class or rock climbing evening.