Since cutting out the long runs, I've been doing several short runs a week and mixing in a couple Body Pump classes a week as well. It has been great because Rich and I have been taking the dogs running almost every day, which we weren't able to do before. With the heat, and their out-of-shapeness, they can't really do more than a mile at a time. When we were running longer runs, we liked to go places like the Bridge, beach, or trails instead of just running in the neighborhood so the dogs never got to go. Now we have a couple of one-mile loops that we like around our house, and we can stop by the house between miles to swap out dogs. There's nothing like a floor full of panting, tired and happy dogs!
Body Pump is going well. I'm trying to do some general toning, and I like that you keep your heartrate up for most of the class so it feel like an aerobic workout a little bit in addition to just a strength workout.
There are a couple of 5Ks in October that I think we'll be signing up for. I'm ready to run some races, even if I take them at an easy pace, just to be in that race atmosphere that is so much fun.
I hope ya'll had a great weekend. I worked all weekend and my beloved Arkansas Razorbacks lost to the Georgia Bulldogs last night, so all in all NOT my favorite weekend ever but we're both off tomorrow so I just have to make it thru the next 8 hours!