Run Day 5-Double Duty Cardio

Look at me! I get one mile under my belt, and I’m ambitious enough to run two days in a row. Not only that, but I combined my run with another type of work out, something I’d been nervous to do in the past. (I know, running a mile isn’t exactly a killer, sore-for-days work out, but I wanted to be careful to not do too much too soon.)

I did some research and found that my apartment to Plank is just under a mile. So I got myself together, inhaler in my pocket in case things went terribly wrong, and was on my way. I chose to run along Houston since the sidewalks are wider there than on Prince, but my only complaint was that I definitely breathed in more exhaust than I clean air. My breathing was a bit interrupted because of this, but I still made it to Plank in about 8 minutes. Not too shabby, I thought.

I got to Plank with enough time to rest, then took Julia’s Plank360. I have to say, I certainly enjoy that kind of cardio so much more, but I think running to the studio before a class could be a nice way to intensify the workout for me. In the future, I’ll try to time it so I have a shorter resting period between the run and class.
If I was really ambitious, I would’ve run home too, but I instead called my mom and enjoyed the sunshine. My legs felt a strong but heavy after all those P360 lunges, so window shopping at the Prince Street boutiques was a nice treat.
I’m pretty depressed by this next stage. Running a mile isn’t exactly easy for me, but it has to become easy soon so I can start improving again. I need to be able to run 2.5 miles by the end of April to be in line with my goal of completing 4 miles by June. That’s a little daunting to think about. I hope I can do it!
Here are some sites I’ve been using to track my running routes:
Running Map
I like this website better than MapMyRun. I didn’t get the app for my iPhone because the MapMyRun app was free. There’s less fuss with the map for this site, since I’m really just curious about my distance.
MapMyRun
This website’s a little more complicated and seems to be for a more serious runner. I got their app for free, so I’ll test it out on my next run. I think it will be helpful to have in the moment since I already have my phone with me for music and in case of an emergency.

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Happy Running,
Run Around Girl