Switching Up My Runs and I DID A PULLUP!
Since running and I are going through a rough patch right now, I’ve been trying to find ways to switch up my runs. I need to keep them interesting in order for me to stay interested.
So when I hit the treadmill this past Sunday, this is what I did:
- Run 1/2 mile
- 10 burpees
- 15 squats
- 20 situps
- Repeat 6 times
I was a nice and sweaty beast afterwards (those burpees are killer).
Worst photo ever? Possibly.
But I got my run done, and fast at that. Breaking it up into 1/2 mile chunks was pretty genius. If I can keep this up then I’ll be golden come the Cleveland 10k!
Then I went outside in the snow flurries and jump roped until I linked 11 double unders. Not so easy for me. I always get stuck at ten (or less) and it’s so frustrating.
But I realized the other day that some of you might not know what double unders are. Duh, totally my fault! When you jump rope and the rope goes under your feet one time, that’s a single under – what most of us are used to doing. A double under is when the rope goes around twice during one jump. I always think of boxers or wrestlers doing these – they always look so badass. I just look like I was whipped when I’m done – the rope kills me!
Today was amazing because I FINALLY DID A PULLUP!!!! Holy crap, guys. I am so jacked. Totally feel like a gangsta (you know, when you’ve got money and power and hot shoulders).
(source) – Thanks Mase!
AND it was after I had done 25 with a band. It was totally LEGIT. And J saw me, so I’m totally not lying. Now I just pray I can do another one tomorrow!!
How do you get your runs done when you’re “just not feeling it”?
What makes you feel like a gangsta??