Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A New Challenge?

After my marathon, I was thinking of taking a break. I mean, not just in the hours and days immediately following it. Of course I'm doing absolutely nothing for the rest of the day after running marathon No. 4, but I was thinking of taking a break from running.

I probably will, for at least two weeks. I'm not sure how long that break will last - I'd actually like to take off until the beginning of May but I honestly don't think I can last that long before needing my running fix. Mentally and physically, though, I could use a break.

Anyway, I have also considered doing something else in addition to running. I'd considered P90X as my brother Danny used it and had success using it. He want from being fit and in shape to being really fit and really in shape... and yet, I can still run faster than him. Interesting.

Well, I have the chance to do something else as well, but I need to decide by today.

The description...

At Fit Body Boot Camp, the enemy is predictability. Each day, the instructors (all certified personal trainers) throw down a fresh guerrilla ambush’s worth of challenges for your muscles and your brain, fueling constant gains and keeping you engaged. Over the course of a one-hour session, you may run, jump, lift weights, slam out push-ups and chin-ups, chase chickens, punch slabs of beef, and end with a live crocodile wrestle. Because Fit Body allows each participant to work at his or her own pace, even the most out-of-shape or over-in-shape person can break a sweat without feeling the heat of competition. Classes are held on a gymnastic, spring-loaded floor to minimize impact on joints, and sessions always take place indoors, safe from falling iPods.

It goes on to say that I'd have access to a strength coach and things like that. Classes are offered Monday through Friday, and it fits into my schedule, or at least, I can make them fit into my schedule.

I'm thinking maybe something like this is what I need to not only springboard my body into training for the Camp Pendleton Mud Run and the San Francisco Marathon but also to revitalize my body and maybe drop a few pounds while picking up a few muscles along the way.

What do you think? Yay or nay? I got this as an offer so it's like a third of the normal price. I might go for it but kind of on the fence.

If nothing else, I can do this and then realize how much I don't like to cross train and how much I love to run... ha, like I need something to remind me of that. Still, though, it might make me appreciate running more.


Amanda said...

you had me at alligators haha. It sounds challenging and definitely a good work out. I say yay.

Mark said...

I'd say either of those is good. I've been trying to add back a little more cross training into my workouts this year. But I'm so uncreative. I really need someone to push me with them.

Tricia said...

sounds fun!

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

A little training diversity never hurt anyone. Go for it. You will always have running.

tahoegirl said...

I agree with Jeff. You will always have running. It will be a nice change of pace for you.

Jim ... 50after40 said...

I think changing it up is good. I've had friends do P90X during their downtime. I need a break too. But if you're like me, you'll be craving a run before your rest is over. Good luck!

Glenn Jones said...

Trail run dude!