Hey there everyone! Today was extremely productive, even though my knees have been feeling a little bit weak. They aren’t painful, just kind of tender…if that makes sense. Anyway, I have decided to just continue on with my workouts regardless….being careful with my knees in the process as much as possible.

So, today, I went out to my favorite park here in the area and ran 5K in 32:14! I was really happy with the time. It was humid and one of the hottest days so far this Spring (80s), but I didn’t want to stop. I am gradually getting back to my old running self again. For a while there, when I was training for the half marathon, I felt like nothing could stop me…but quickly, you find out that the only thing that can stop you is yourself. But I am going again and that’s what matters.

I also got in my Insanity workout…Pure Cardio. It’s pure craziness. I love it though. This program is exactly what I need to get myself into shape. Tomorrow is a Cardio Recovery day…so I can take it slightly easier. But I will also be doing some abs work at some point. I will have to do my workouts early though, because I have to work 2nd shift….boo.

Also, I want a pair of Vibram FiveFingers. And a solid road bike. And a place to swim where there isn’t a bunch of other people around. Is that too much to ask??

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This was extreme. Hands down. 15 minutes straight of hardcore cardio. Not just jogging in place…but suicides, mountain climbers, variations of cardio squats, push-up/jumping combos, etc. It was insane. It’s probably the most exhausted the people in the actual video have ever been….Shaun T even admits he is nervous about doing it. haha I feel good about how it went. I pushed as hard as I could, but tried to know my limits too.

I am going to have my wife, Adrienne, do my measurements sometime this weekend hopefully. I’m already tracking my weight each week for the rest of the year. But I want to do Insanity for at least two rounds….maybe more. It just depends on what I need physically. P90X will probably be in order once I am happy with the Insanity results. I feel like I have two of the best workout regimens you can have….Insanity, which is just killer cardio…and P90X, which is killer sculpting. Maybe I’ll combine the two of them down the road. First things first, I just need to get to where I need to be.

I am hopefully going to go do a run after work today…if my legs will allow for it. hahaha It’ll just be 5K intervals again. That’s all I am going to do from here on out. Until I can run a 5K again without stopping. I’ll post again if I make it out there. Right now, it’s the plan.

Man, it’s good being back at it. I’m really enjoying it.

Thanks for checking in!