wanderer wrote:What are your goals? Our trainer is back next month--you should join NYSC and start attending his classes. I can't speak well enough about him.
Well, the ultimate goal is to be able to walk 50 miles in three days without dying. I've been doing some 10-13 mile walks and think I can work up to the 20/20/10 split, so I'm not that worried about it.
But in the meanwhile, now that I've started to get a real taste for muscles, I want to be stronger. I want to eventually benchpress Faust
. But in the interim I'd settle for a 5-minute plank (I can do just over a minute now, but I am shaky), an unassisted pull-up (or twenty) and the ability to do burpees without cursing.
The one quirk about my now former (::sob::) fitness guru was that she was always cautioning about my thighs getting "too big." But my theory is that if my thighs are solid muscle, I'd be the last to complain
. I would also like to get over my adversion to running and do a Tough Mudder or something. But for the moment, I just want to keep myself from cheating/boredom. And get really strong.
I did take your advice about the cardio - and cut back a lot. I have Friday swims (as time permits) and usually do about 20 minutes of elliptical to warm up before I do my workout in earnest. But no long cardio sessions. Melissa