Hebrews 12:1 "let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."

Life is a marathon, and the journey is just as important as the destination. It matters what you do. It matters what you say. Make God smile today!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Change Up Consequences

After throwing my body a change up in my workout routine, I have both reaped the benefits and paid the consequences! It felt really good to work hard in a different way than I have been doing for a while. My body responded well, and I think I have found a new activity to enjoy. However, it is not ALL good. In addition to certain muscles being more sore than they have been for quite some time, I learned the hard way that all my ample natural padding in critical areas does not necessarily provide all the protection I need! Back to the store for a few important pieces of clothing for comfort and function.

My world of workouts has been expanded, and I can enjoy the company of family and friends who can't keep up in other workouts. Nice.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Throwing a change up

Took a long hike in the back country today instead of my normal Sunday run. It was great to try out a new trail, and spend some time with my husband ( who does not really like to run ). We went for about 2 hours, and had lots of conversation. While this may not have been my usual routine, I feel like I got a good workout physically and was refreshed emotionally by the change. Throw yourself a change up from time to time and see what happens!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

How Hard is too Hard?

After another grueling session at the personal trainer I once again had to "toss my cookies" afterwards. Since I train with my teenage son I have to ask if the workouts are too hard for me or my son. Apparently age and current level of fitness play a large part because my son NEVER has to throw up after a workout, and he does work as hard or harder than I work.

I also "recover" from these episodes much faster than I did when I first started a few months ago, so possibly the end is in sight for them.

Make sure you stay hydrated, and get some energy ( food ) in your body BEFORE your workout. Then make sure you get some recovery protein within about 30 to 45 minutes after the workout.

Maybe working out with someone my age would help.....nahhhh! Grab life by the horns and go for it! Keeps you young.....

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Safe 4th of July

Get out and enjoy friends and family on the Fourth! just be sure to be safe. Leave the fireworks to the professionals. Sparklers and poppers can be safe and fun for younger kids. If you need to see the big stuff go to a planned show.

Thank you to all the veterans who make this holiday so special!