Yawn…I Need a New Challenge

Ran 4.25 miles last Sunday morning before church. Ho-hum.

I can tell I need to mix up my workout routine. So last week I started a new metabolism-boosting workout from trainer Raphael Calzadilla.

I jumped ahead to Level 2, Interval Training. All was well until I had to boost my intensity level to 5.5. I don’t even want to talk about level 6.5. Thank goodness those were short bursts only!

(Kelly said I need to make a new mini-goal to learn how to run at level 6.5 without holding on to the treadmill for dear life. What can I say? I was afraid of flying off the treadmill track like a shotput.)

I can tell this routine is already having a positive impact.

  1. My 4.25 mile run was really a breeze, in contrast to my 4 mile run of two weeks ago when I had to do some really ugly self-talk to get to the finish line.
  2. I improved my overall time, to 11:30 per mile. My previous time was 12:30 per mile. What an incredible improvement!

Mixing it up is good. Now I want to see my metabolism get moving, too!!!

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