Warm-up: 1-3 miles
4 x 100 m striders
If you haven't done a mile baseline, do that. Otherwise....using your new mile baseline time, go to the link below to figure out your new paces.
All done at 5km pace, recovery half of effort time.
1-3 mile cool down
There will not be a sitter on Monday a.m. As always, I approach workouts with low expectations so when my kids behave and I actually get the workout completed, I count that as a SWEET victory!
I love this last sentence. That should be the Mama Sweat Motto!
Hey, and what about that latest Time magazine cover article? Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin. Have you read it? I read most of it while waiting to get my hair done (I was able to read without falling asleep!) I do think there's truth in the fact that exercise will make you hungrier, but does it sabotage weight loss goals? Let's assume for just a millisecond that exercise won't help you lose weight (I have a hard time writing that because it's so ludicrous) there are still more good reasons to exercise: heart health and mental health, among them. But as my husband and I discussed, he brought up a very important point: consistent exercise can change your metabolism. Maybe it is true that initially exercise makes you hungrier, you eat more, perhaps don't see instant results. But over time your body gets it. Your body starts burning calories faster and more efficiently. This is absolutely true for me. I always believed I hit the gene lottery for metabolism, but maybe, because I've been active all my life, especially the last 20 years of consistent exercising, I have shaped my metabolism. Did I create my own luck? Do you gain weight the more you exercise?
Now, on a lighter note: I just saw Michelle Obama in a public service announcement with Elmo. You've got to see it:
I love it, of course. She says that if you want your children to exercise, parents have got to get out there too: "You are your child's best role model." Yes! I've been saying that in this blog for more than a year, so what I'd love to believe is that Mrs. Obama is a Mama Sweat reader and chose to help me get the message out. We make a good team, no?
OK, this running/therapy session is over. Now, your turn. Tell me what you have to say.