Sunday, September 20, 2009

Workout Update

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!

11 comments:

Marci said...

The bodypump class sounds great!

RunningLaur said...

Tired, happy dog are the best!

Marlene said...

You must miss racing! Just getting out there for a few fun runs would be great!

kristen said...

My team lost too :(

That will be great to do a couple of 5k's. Those are so fun. No pressure, quick and easy. Ok, maybe not 'easy' but half a far, twice as fun right?!

Have a great day off tomorow.

Shannon said...

I was so sad seeing our Razorbacks lose!

lindsay said...

love that you are exercising the pups a little at a time! it's definitely nice to have worn out dogs for a change :)

joyRuN said...

Bodypump sounds like an excellent way to shake things up & keep fitness interesting!

Lacey Nicole said...

i want to come running with your dogs!!!!!!!!!!!!! i wonder what kind of dogs are best suited to running- are they all? (medium sized prolly fare best in the long run?)

sounds like a spectacular fall! lots going on, happy running, fun races...! perfect!

Ali said...

I've done a few body pump classes, they are really good. It's almost like having a personal training session.

MCM Mama said...

Sounds like you are enjoying the shorter runs. Sometimes it's nice to just take it easy and run near home.

Alisa said...

I miss bodypump/weights classes, I really want to go back.

I totally agree about tired happy dogs---they are sooooo the best!