One thing that I’ve never been great at is consistently incorporating strength training in my workout routine. I go in spurts where I do it a couple of days a week for a while and then it always seems to fall off.
I wanted to do something that would give me a kick in the butt to do more strength training while I’m building up my base again after the marathon and before New Orleans Half training really picks up. So, I decided to do a 30 day challenge of planks, push-ups, and squats! I was thinking about this on Nov. 1, and since there are 30 days in November, I decided there’s no time like the present.
I did a 30 day challenge a couple of years ago, so I pulled out the schedule I used for that.
I’m keeping myself motivated by putting the printed schedule on my coffee table so I see it each day and can cross it off when I’ve done the exercises. I have no excuses – these are things I can easily do in my living room while watching TV or right after a run.
My hope is that getting into a routine in November will carry over to at least doing some strength training a couple of days per week throughout half marathon training.
And don’t forget about the Girls on the Run Twin Cities 5K Giveaway! This is your last call to enter!
Have you ever done a 30 day challenge?