Monthly Archives: May 2014

After the Avon Walk comes the workouts

I just finished up the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer last weekend! I did the full 39.3 miles over the course of two days. While it’s a wonderful cause and I enjoy doing it every year (this year was my fifth), the training for it is VERY time consuming and tedious. Walking can be a great calorie burn but it’s sooooo loooooonggggg. It leaves next to no other time for anything else. I miss my running, my lifting…my everything, really!

This week I restarted phase 1 of P90x3 AGAIN…I’ve been taken out of it three times already: once to train for the half marathon I ran in February (especially when I got posterior tibial tendonitis–ouch!), a second time when I fell and sprained my wrist, and then the third when I had to train for the Avon Walk. So to keep me on track AND not to get bored, I’ve been tacking on other workouts such as Les Mills Pump and a brand new one I’m giving a try, Body Beast! I am also running about 3-4 days a week in addition to other forms of cardio. The key is to get me to recovery week and phase two of P90X3 and follow that schedule more closely than I am for my umpteenth time doing phase 1 of P90X3.

Body Beast Build Chest & Tris is NO easy task. I am still sore in my pecs from the workout! Les Mills Pump is also a ton of fun and is helping to strengthen me to better tackle Body Beast. The rest is P90X3 Total Synergistics, X3 Yoga, etc.

I plan to blog more often about what I’m doing and how I’m handling the workouts, as I miss checking in and babbling about it. 🙂 I also plan to review all of the programs and let people know what I think about each of the workouts.

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