Well, as I have told you before, for me if the weather is good my fitness is going to be outdoors. Yesterday I ran 7 miles and today It was just over 10. One of the biggest reasons that people fall off the fitness routine is because they get to a place in their workout that it just becomes boring, so we make excuses: “I don’t feel like it today”, “I will make up for it tomorrow”, “I have been trying to get in shape for 2 months and I don’t see a huge difference”, etc. This is the best time to break it up, to walk, run, ride a bike. There is fitness to be had outside of the walls of the gym. Working out in nature has another benefit that I think is one of the most valuable. When you are at the gym, if one of your friends texts you or calls you, then you can just hop off the treadmill and go home. If you start feeling the onset of fatigue you simply hit stop on the machine, grab your stuff, and retreat to your car. Now, if you are at the half way point of a 3 mile run, there is no giving up. Even if you feel like cheating, you still have to exercise if you want to make it back home!
Now don’t worry; Sean is going to cover the gym and what to do when you are there, so don’t think I am knocking it. I use the gym in addition to running, but I’m just saying that to keep yourself motivated you may want to mix it up.
Tip of the day:
Drink water when you are not thirsty. Thirst is the first sign of dehydration, so you want to drink enough to prevent thirst. For a run (or other type of HIGH-INTENSITY cardio) that takes an hour or more, use Gatorade or something with sodium to replace the nutrients in your body.