I have been playing with some new fitness-related toys this year.
First up, the Garmin Forerunner 10:
I tried winning one of these through multiple venues with no luck so it ended up on my Christmas list. I was so resistant to any Garmin-type watch for a very long time and I am now wondering why. I love this thing and all of the tracking information on the affiliated website. I haven't gotten as much use out of it as I would like mainly due to the FREEZING temperatures we have had which has forced me to hit up the treadmill.
Nike LunarGlide shoes
My last two pairs of running shoes have been the Asics Gel Kayanos. We were at the Nike Outlet doing some Christmas shopping and decided to peruse the shoes. The lunarglides were too good of a deal to pass up so I thought I would try them.
Currently, I am only using them for indoor treadmill running, although I will transition them to ourdoors once spring hits and I am doing the majority of my running outdoors vs. indoors. They seem fine, although they make me feel like I am not a "real" runner. Isn't that silly?! They seem too trendy looking to be "real" running shoes. That's my thought and I'm sticking to it for now.
I will blame Pinterest for this. I pinned several workouts using them and then when they were on sale at Target last week, I took the plunge and purchased one.
I routinely referred to it as a kettleBALL. I then read the workout more closely and realized it was called a kettleBELL. Duh. [It reminded me of the many months I erroneously referred to Downton Abbey as DownTOWN Abbey.]
I did my first workout using the kettlebell on Sunday. Nate watched me and also tried it and said that he would do the workout with me every time I did it. This was motivation enough for me to make the goal of doing this twice a week.
I am STILL sore today from this workout on Sunday, although I am going to try doing it again tonight. Holy canoli.
This thing is going to give me a six-pack. I just know it.
I really think that this will be sustainable for me, or more sustainable than any other strength/core training that I have tried to do in the past because I can do it at home and not have to try to fit more gym time in. As it is, I am rushing to the gym after Maggie is in bed to try to squeeze a treadmill run in before they close.
That's 2013 in fitness so far for me. Has anyone else tried any new fitness related things?