Today I had made an appointment with a friend of mine that is becoming a Pilates instructor but she needs a “bunny” to practice on before she is certified. Still I did not want to miss out on my cardio so I went to Lifetime Fitness for a quick run before I drove over to her house.
I had already made up my mind last night on what I was going to do and I knew I had limited time at the disposal. I started running at a speed of 7.0 and every minute I increased with 0.1 and I finished 2 miles on 15.38 but I will admit that my legs were heavy and I felt very far from a gazelle :). Still I did not give up at I sprinted for 6 intervals before I rushed over to Rebecca’s.
I have never ever done Pilates before and I guess I never really giving it much thought either and the first thing Rebecca had me doing was figure out my breathing. When I had that figured out (sort of) we started working the core and yes they are sore from yesterday. I do believe that my abs are fairly strong but with the type of movements we were doing this was completely different, especially when Rebecca corrects the posture.
I know have only done this once but I do think I like it. It really teaches you to control your body and reckon this could be another piece in order to achieve a more holistic perspective to my workouts and lifestyle. Next week we are doing it over at lifetime and it sounds like we are using more “tools” then just the mat and I’m really looking forward to it!
I have the hardest time with my breathing. I have read about people having a breathing routine when they run. I just never can think about breathing when I am doing something else.