It has been quiet in here over the weekend, but I know how busy weekends can get! I hope everyone still had a healthy one!
Mike and I went to the Chi Running Clinic on Sunday and really got some good instruction on the Chi Running form. I had a chance to get a lot of practice in this morning, when I did my 8 mile run. I wasn't feeling too good. My head hurt, probably from dehydration - didn't drink enough water before I went out. I was also tired from being on my feet running and standing all day yesterday. We also didn't eat very well. We had nothing but a P90X protein bar between breakfast and dinner. So, I wasn't feeling as energetic today. As I was running, I really concentrated on my form, though. I did feel like I was running slower, though, because I didn't feel to good. And while my legs weren't hurting, which is what the Chi Running form is supposed to do, my right arch was hurting really badly, I think from my shoes. Chi Running is a mid-foot strike rather than a heel strike, and the arches in my running shoes are pretty high, so they were ramming into my arch every time. Didn't feel good. So anyway, I got the run in, although I did have to walk .5 mile. One of the other "side-effects" of Chi Running is the ability to run faster with less effort. Basically, if you've got the form correct, then you naturally go faster because you're letting gravity do the work for you. So anyway, as I said, I didn't think that was happening for me today, but lo and behold, when I checked my time when I was done, I had run a 10 and a half minute mile instead of my normal 11 minute mile, and that's even with walking .5 mile! So, I guess I had the form right, and it definitely works!
Vaughnde, I've been hesitant to recommend any videos for you, because I know how tight money is for you, but I'll list some here that might be more in your dollar range. These will help to give you some variety from your walking, and also give you an alternative on those rainy days!
Turbo Jam Live
- this is with Chalene Johnson, the same trainer who does our ChaLEAN Extreme video. Chalene is wonderful, and Turbo Jam is more of a dancey, kick-boxing routine rather than a weight-lifting/calisthenic workout.
Yoga Booty Ballet Pure and Simple Yoga
- Gillian Marloth Clark takes you through an exhilarating routine that helps you get toned and slim as you enjoy classic yoga without any difficult choreography. I haven't done any of the Yoga Booty Ballet workouts, but they all look fascinating to me.
Great Body Guaranteed
- Each move targets a specific zone to tighten and tone in under 10 minutes a day. With trainers Tony Horton and Debbie Siebers. This package includes 5 workouts - Great Abs Guaranteed, Great Arms Guaranteed, Great Buns Guaranteed, Thin Thighs Guaranteed, Great Stretch Guaranteed. You can also get any of these workouts separately for $9.95 each.
If you do decide you want to get one of these, I'd like you to sign up under Theresa by going to her Coach website
. Gotta help my girlfriend build her business, too.
Let us know if you have any questions, Vaughnde!