Things have been really busy lately. And my focus got off track. I’m working now on bringing it back to where it should be. I heard something in a podcast this morning that I thought was very interesting. It was that time management doesn’t work. Time is not something you can control or manage or affect in any way. As the Steve Miller Band says – “Time keeps on slippin…..into the future”. But what you can manage is you and what you are doing with the time you are given. He also said, and I’ve heard this before, that if something is important, you should do it everyday. Along that line, Gayle is always saying that it’s not that you don’t have time to do something, it’s that you choose to do other things with your time. All that to say that I have been making some very bad time choices lately and I need to start choosing to do what’s important. That means exercising, fixing healthy meals, spending quality time working and having fun.
We were talking with a friend at the Wrightsville Beach Marathon a few weeks ago about her experiences with Crossfit Endurance training. She is very excited about the possibilities and has been certified as a trainer. So, I came home and started doing some research on Crossfit Endurance training. What I have learned so far is that it is an anaerobic based training program where you perform interval training at high intensity for shorter periods of time which allows your body to train anaerobically. The benefits of this anaerobic training include increased strength, decreased fat, increased endurance and increased cardiovascular output. Another benefit is that the training sessions are not incredibly long. So, I have been following the workout program for about a week now and will continue to for a few more weeks and then evaluate my progress. Already I feel faster and like I have more endurance, so that is a good thing.
Soap on the Run
I wasn’t able to participate in the marathon this year as I had hoped. Instead, Glynne’s Soaps, the all natural body product company that Gayle and I own, was a sponsor for the event. We did this because it seemed like the perfect opportunity to unveil our new product called “Soap on the Run“. Soap on the Run is an all natural soap in an easy to transport container. So, you can toss it in your gym bag or travel bag, use it in the shower, replace the cap and toss it back in your bag. No muss, no fuss, no slimy soap in a Ziploc bag. It has the added bonus of being all natural, so there are no worries about what is in the chemical detergent available in the gym showers. It contains therapeutic grade eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils which are beneficial for muscle recovery. We are very excited about it and it seemed to get a great reception.
My workout for tomorrow is
Sprint/Recover: 3 rounds of (20sec/60sec off, 20sec/50sec off, 20sec/40sec off, 20sec/30sec off, 20sec/20sec off, 20sec/10sec off) Start next round after 10 sec rest
Hopefully I will be able to keep it all straight!