Monday, April 16, 2012

Love Your Legs Workout...Not so LOVEly

It's not secret that I'm behind on my lunge-a-licious leg workout (it's not - you can check out the Brooklyn half training log on the right to see that I've only done it twice this month, when I believe by now I should have done it at least 4 times to be on track for my April goals).  I thought it was hard to consistently make time to run [except maybe for during marathon training where I pretty much accepted that that was my priority all the time, and I do mean ALL the time because when you're running a 5 hour marathon those pesky training runs take up enough hours to fill a part time job!), so I don't know why I thought it would be any easier to try to get more consistent about running again AND suddenly start being good about cross training, too.  Maybe I thought that the impending bathing suit season would motivate me more?

The thing is, it's not that I'm not motivated, it's just that life gets in the way [as it does for everyone] and sometimes when it slows down the last thing you want to do is a really tough workout.  At least the consistent running part can sometimes pass for a de-stressing, leisurely jog in the park.  Anyways...I got in my 2nd April set of Love Your Legs workout and I can't tell if I'm just that un-conditioned from ignoring everything but running for so long, or if it's actually pretty legit.

So, anyone out there looking to mix up your cross training workout, give it a try and let me know if I'm just a wuss or if you actually are feeling kinda shaky by the end of the second set?  My least favorite is the "Pistol" - let me know what yours is!


  1. I LOVE cross training. It does rival my love for passion. The book I am reading for training is 3 days of runs and 2 days of cross training which I think is WAY more manageable. A cross training sesh can take 45 mins to an hour. Whereas running can take a lot longer...

    1. You'll have to let me know if you try this leg workout, then!! I'm with you that it can take much less time, but at least on a run when I'm far away from home I have to get back - with these leg exercises sometimes I'm like, "look...the sofa is right there. It doesn't want you to finish the last 3 moves. It wants you to sit on it." Bad girl...

  2. Love this. Some are similar to the p90x workouts. Been doing those for a while. Now I Have legs like a ninja and can karate kick a few senior citizens. Don't have the leg strength yet for children but getting there.