Calling all moms looking to make that last push and go into the new year with momentum. I'm starting a community run group and would love for you to join! We will all meet if you are available at McCarren Park for a group run on Tuesday mornings after school drop off - 9am and run, chat and stretch together. I will set up a facebook group and you will have access to the group so we can all chat online and encourage one another and I will post workouts for the week for all the members. Please reach out to me if you are interested and I will give you the details - fill out the subscribe form and write Running Group!
Let's support each other and get in shape at the same time!
I was invited to join in the 22 Push Ups a Day for 22 Days Challenge to bring awareness to the 22 U.S. combat veterans who commit suicide daily due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety and depression. In a small way we want all veterans to know that we are aware, and we care.
I saw a lot of my fellow running buddies joining in and I was nervous about being asked because I did not think I could do "a real" push up, not to say doing them on your knees is cheating but for me I really wanted to be able to do them on my toes to prove to myself that I was strong. Day 1 came and my husband rooted me on and I pushed through 22 push ups on my toes and really surprised myself and have now done them on my toes for the past 5 days and I feel so accomplished.
I know that I'm not even half way through but if you challenge me I will complete the challenge, who doesn't like a great challenge....am I right?!?!
My point is that we all are so much stronger than we think we are and I want to invite everyone to go for it and try this challenge. If you are uncomfortable with posting videos just make them for yourself to prove to yourself that you are STRONG.
Well today was day 22 of the challenge and I did it, all 22 days of 22 push ups a day! I'm feeling accomplished and am looking forward to the next challenge....hmmmm what should it be? Email me with any suggestions!
Today was a gym day and so what that means these days is 20-30 minutes on the stair climber. I feel that this machine gives you such a great in the red zone type of fat/calorie burn that you can feel for the entire session and I always end up ending my session dripping with sweat. I don't know about you but I love a good sweat, it reminds me that I just pushed myself as well as getting all those toxins out of my body. I am working on my stair climbing endurance because come October I will be entering the lottery for the 2017 Empire State Building Run Up. I've never done a run up so if I get in the training will be something different and I'm always up for a new challenge.
I ended my workout today with a routine that I've really come to enjoy tacking on to my workouts every other day and I found it in Runners World and it's called Get Strong, Stay Healthy. I am attaching pictures below of the routine but basically I do the 10 exercises back to back with 10-20 reps per exercise and I am noticing a difference with my balance and strength and it feels good.
I hope you have the same good feelings I do about getting that hard workout in and pushing yourself. Today might be harder than yesterday and tomorrow might be easier than today, just get it done.