Each day when it was over, I felt like a complete bad @ss. I am hooked. Of course, I can't do everything perfectly. I can't always keep up. I have to take unscheduled breaks, but I am doing it the best I can and that is all that matters. Doing it is more important than doing it perfectly. The awesome feeling you get after the workout more than makes up for any pain you feel during the work out. I also ran twice that first week. On Wednesday, I hit the streets in 100 degree weather immediately following an Insanity work-out and had the slowest, worst run I've had in months. Then, that Sunday on my Insanity rest day, I ran a 15K and got a new PR.
WEEK TWO: The second week was better. Maybe it is just knowing what to expect makes it a little easier. Maybe "easier" is not the right word. My legs started feeling very tired by Tuesday of the second week. Not sore really, just tired. Maybe because I ran a 15K on Sunday and went right back to the Insanity work-outs on Monday. I am developing a love-hate relationship with Shaun T. I hate him during the work-outs, I love him when they are over. By the end of the second week I could tell I was already improving. The last day of week two is when the work-out times start to increase. Once we finished the Pure Cardio work-out for the normal 40 minutes, we did an additional 15 minute Cardio Abs work-out. This is intense, but I was really looking forward to the week 3 fit test. Did I improve?
I did Insanity six days the second week but I didn't run at all and I really missed it. I really notice a difference in my emotional well-being when I run (i.e. I am happier). Hubby and I still walked our mile every day, but by Saturday I was just itching to run. After our insanity work-out on Saturday, I went out for a three miler in the heat of the day. It felt good to get in some miles and I resolved that during week three, I would get up in the morning s and run at least three times. I'll let you know how that goes.
How about you? Are you doing Insanity? Has anyone out there completed it? What kind of results did you have? Do you have any advice for me as I am about to go into week three?
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