A few bits and pieces this week.
Runner’s World ran a great article on Drew Cary. You might have heard his story of losing weight, but this article is the latest in his efforts to get fit. I can relate to what he has gone through and we are close to the same age. I hope you get some motivation and some good practical advice from it as I did.
September Challenge. Mer at We’re Losing It posted a challenge a few weeks back. Really quite simple but effective. I thought I ought to report on my progress since we are now more than half way through September.
- Minimum 30 minute workout (Every day I worked out was at least 30 minutes.)
- 5-6 days a week (5 times / week is 71.4% of the time, I’ve exercised 86.6% of the time so far)
- Cardio or strength training (Both. I’ve been mixing it up)
- Post daily about it on your blog. (Missed a couple of tweets, but for the most part logged my workouts)
Bob Harper – Totally Ripped Core. I am a big fan of the Biggest Loser and have always wondered how I would do if Bob was my trainer. Last year I bought several of his Inside Out DVD’s and they are hard. Just last week, I got his Totally Ripped Abs DVD and it is a killer as well (in a good way.) If you are looking to mix things up, I would recommend his DVDs. Most are $10 and under from Amazon, Walmart and Target.
One last bit of news. I have decided to run the Halloween Half again this year.
I was not going to race anymore this year but after cutting back on my running for a couple of weeks, I am feeling ready to train again. I have benefited a lot from training for races. Saturday it really started bugging me so I checked where I should be in training according to a Runner’s World training sheet and found I was about right on my weekly runs. So I started on week 4 this morning. I am going to really focus on my heart rate on this training schedule and see how it goes. This morning went really well.
Hang in there and I will too!