- Jumping jacks
- Hoping on one foot from one pylon to another
- Long jumps on two feet from one pylon to another
- A running drill, where you did a push up at the first pylon, ran to the second pylon, did another push up, run back and push up, and repeat.
- Ab and oblique work sitting on the ground and leaning back, rotating from side to side with a medicine ball, and feet raised in the air if possible.
- Grade 7 dance with resistance tubing to work those outer thighs. (Step on the tubing with both feet, cross the tubing in front of your legs, and hold the end of the tubing with your arms down at your sides. Step side to side as far as possible. Belt out songs that were played at your grade 7 dances.)
- Push ups for a minute and a half.
- Run up and down a hill as many times as possible in the minute and a half.
After running through the circuit once we moved down the field a ways to run pyramids in 10-20-30-40 second intervals. This one was tough because we were running up some serious hills if we ran hard enough. After the pyramids we went through the circuit one more time. And yeah, I logged 1.25 mi in case you were interested!
After class Instructor S asked if I wanted to join her running group for their Saturday morning long run at 6:30 am. Some of them are training for the full Nike Women's Marathon and are running up to 25K (15 mi), but I'll join long enough to get my 10 miles in. I have to tell you, I'm nervous about this. I have never run in a group before, and all my running is done solo. I have run with one or two other people before, but I can count on one hand the number of times that has happened. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to find a group of like minded individuals to hang out with, but the thought of running in a group brings me back to the old days of phys ed and not being a good athlete. (Getting hit in the head with a softball...the phys ed teacher giving you a hard time because you really should run faster because your legs are so long...or those ridiculous fitness tests we did multiple times a year where you were given a gold, silver or bronze - or nothing - based off of how many sit ups you could do in a minute, how many pull ups you could do, how fast you ran, how many inches past your toes you could reach...) Running solo you have no one to worry about but yourself, and the run is as good as you, or your body, makes it. To me a group run spells intimidation. What if they run faster than me? What if I can't keep up? You know, I just need to bite the bullet and get out there because I'm sure I'll love it, and I know I can definitely use more pointers from Instructor S. The nervousness and the excitement....it feels just like a first date. My first date with the running group.