First of all taking a picture of yourself in a side plank is ridiculous. I’m ridiculous. So I decided to go ahead and make the picture look ridiculous too. I look like an orange cartoon. You’re welcome.
Ever since I ran the half marathon a few weeks ago, I’ve had some foot problems. I’m a runner. A runner and foot problems don’t go well together.
Thursdays at Barry’s Bootcamp is my favorite – CORE!!! I love to go get in a class before I teach my 10am. I woke up yesterday feeling great and rearing to go! My foot – meh, not so much ready to go… But I wanted to take class!!! Then I had to have a serious conversation with myself. Yes, I talk to myself. Here’s what happened –
Self 1 – Wooohoo!! I feel great! Can’t wait to run! You’re going to fell AH-MAZING after running today!!
Self 2 – Ouch. My foot really hurts.
Self 1 – You’re fiiiiiiiine. Just go jog then walk if you need to. Double floor??
Self 2 – 1. You’re a runner, you’re not going to NOT run. 2. Walk?!?! Are you kidding me?
Self 1 – Hmmm…you might be right.
Self 2 – Duh. I’m always right. Don’t further injure your foot. You said you were going to take a week off of running!!
Self 1 – Okay. Let’s be smart! We have a gym at home – we can do our own core workout!
Self 2 – So glad we agree.
There you have it. And that is how I decided to not run! Haha! So, I went into my studio and created a little 5-10 minute core workout, and I’m feeling it today!! So, here’s something you can do at home or on the road or in addition to a Barry’s workout for some extra core work if you want! I’ve had a few of my clients do it this week and my classes! I did it all the way through then backwards. 🙂 If you don’t know what an exercise is – google it – usually you can find instructional videos really easily.
AT HOME CORE WORKOUT
-100 mountain climbers – I did them on the TRX (you can also do them on ball or off of a bench to make them harder)
-75 second plank
-50 alternating v-ups
-40 bicycle abs
-10 side plank dips (on each side)