Life After Marathon.

18 Dec

People keep asking me, “So when is your next marathon?” and I keep saying, “I dont know”. What I would really like to point out is that asking someone who just ran a marathon when their next one is, is like asking a woman who just gave birth when she is having another baby. It isn’t something I am ready to think about quite yet…

Other than Boston 2013, I have no marathon plans just yet 🙂

So how will I stay in shape?

I have decided that while I am not in training, I would like to try to mix up my workout routine and try new things. I think my body needed a break from all the running, and also really needed a change.

My recent workouts have included Jillian Michael’s, 8 min Abs/Arms and a trip to Kickboxing!

Jillian

Jillian is a beast. I have been doing 6 weeks to 6 pack and it is brutal! I don’t understand how I just ran a marathon and did it fast (in my opinion), yet a Jillian Michael’s dvd kicked my ass! Seriously, I was sore for 3 days. This weekend I purchased the 30 day shed to add to my collection. I will report back on how brutal she is in that one!

8 minute Series

I have been a user of the 8 minute workouts for years! My best friend Nicole and I used to do these workouts all the time in high school, and I swear we had 6 packs. For a super fast workout, these things are awesome and I plan to supplement them in on days when I don’t have time for anything else.

Kickboxing

Today was the funnest workout of all – kickboxing! My dear friend (and boyfriends sister) Brianna took me along to Title boxing this afternoon to try it out. Brianna just started going and I really wanted to try as well! It was awesome and such an amazing workout, cardio and strength. It was also an incredible way to work out some aggression. Nothing better than punching and kicking a bag to let out some stress!

Bootcamp

In January, I will be back in my bootcamp class. This class is one of my favorite things and I am quite excited to see all my friends again!

I hope that everyone had a fantastic weekend and you’re ready for the holidays that are quicky approaching!

Talk soon!

Ali

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3 Responses to “Life After Marathon.”

  1. Brianna December 19, 2011 at 1:16 am #

    I love your comparison of the next marathon with the next baby..soo true! Jillian is a beast and another B word in that 30 day shred…let me know if you ever make it past level 1, I did not:) As for kickboxing, I had so much fun with you, I really want you to join so we can do it more together! You are miss fitness, I love it!

  2. Anonymous December 19, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    Oh my gosh, Jillian Michael’s 30-Day Shred is a killer. She’s literally a monster and so intense. Just when you are about to let your arms cave in from doing a million push-ups she sticks her head through the TV and yells “DO NOT stop!” She’s scary. Good luck!! 🙂 – Lindsey

  3. Federico Mckenize January 11, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    Aw, this was a really nice post. In thought I wish to put in writing like this additionally – taking time and actual effort to make an excellent article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and under no circumstances appear to get one thing done.

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