I workout 6 days a week 3 or 4 of which are runs. I do yoga or various HIIT (high intensity interval training), Beachbody, or other DVDs on the other days.
I have always "worked out" but wasn't really a "Runner" until about 3 years ago (although I did run a 5k in my 20s with very little training). I did my first 5K about 4 years ago and then was hooked. I came home and immediately signed up for another one the next weekend. Then a 10K, then a 10 miler...my first half in 2015, until I was training regularly for half marathons. What really kicked me into gear was joining up with a running group that my friend started. BLUR (Burke Ladies United in Running) has been such a wonderful thing for me. I have made some of the best friends I've ever had through this group. As an adult it is hard to make really close friends and this has been such a God-send to me. Training for my first marathon with some of these wonderful ladies is an experience I will treasure always!
As of today, I have completed 6 half marathons and then, in March, completed my first MARATHON! NEVER thought I would ever do this! It was quite a challenge and don't think I will ever do one again. (Which is a whole blog post in itself!) Now, I plan to focus on the half marathon and getting my time down on that (Current PR is 2:15:56).
As far as other forms of exercise - I practice yoga regularly and have for many years. It is something I started doing pretty regularly after I had my children. I have several Namaste Yoga DVDs in addition to yoga that is on the various Beach Body workout DVDs that I own. I try and do this 2 to 3 times a week. I like the Namaste Yoga DVD series because they are only 20 minutes and if I do nothing else in a day this is a great way to fit movement into my day. I also practice yoga any time I get home to Florida, at my Aunt's studio.
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