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Since it’s Wednesday I’m linking up at Wild Workout Wednesday with Annmarie at The Fit Foodie Mama, Angelena Marie at Angelena Marie: Happy, Healthy & Balanced, Sarah at Creating Better Tomorrow, and Michelle at Fruition Fitness!
Today I’m sharing a guest post from Kristen from Run on Oatmeal on changing your workout routine! Kristen is a vegetarian, marathon runner, newlywed, and recipe lover. I hope you enjoy today’s post!
Hi, Run with No Regrets Readers! My name is Kristen, and I am an avid veggie eater, runner, blogger at Run on Oatmeal, and reader of Run with No Regrets, of course. I am going to chat a little about how you can change up your workout routine.
Being a marathon runner, I am 100% guilty of doing the same workout daily. Even in marathon training if it wasn’t a speed or tempo training day I would set forth with the same speed that I am used to and comfortable with. I would work up a sweat but never felt sore and develop any muscle definition. This year, I set a goal for myself to break the mold.
With that said, I give you ways to change up your workout routine!
Rate the level of your workout based by your ability to talk normally. For example, sometimes when I am running I am able to talk somewhat normally. If I am not doing a long run, I may choose to increase my effort to reach my goals.
Taking the time to ride your bike or drive to a new running path can help change up your routine. For example, switching to a trail run can be rewarding by increasing the amount of hills and turns to test your agility as well as giving your joints a break with the softer dirt surface.
When I first tried out hot yoga I had no idea what I was in for. I signed up for a class called “Yin.” I wasn’t even sure it was yoga. I ended up learning so much from the class including a bunch of hip openers that helped me my marathon training. This is not recommended obviously for anyone with health concerns.
My first half marathon was with FAST and experienced runners. I knew I couldn’t attempt to keep up with them but I wanted to try. Seeing them in the distance for the first few miles was motivating and helped me finish the race in a positive way. Getting social also helps you branch off and discover new fitness trends. Katie for example has dragged encouraged me to try out Crossfit. I have realized the importance of building my strength and increasing mobility and how it can benefit me as a runner.
Take a rest day and realize how far you have come!
I hope this information was helpful to all of you fitness fanatics out there! Be sure to stop by Run on Oatmeal!
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Have you grown tired of your workout routine lately? What do you do to mix things up?