Thursday, November 4, 2010

Second thoughts

I was very stoked to try and train and do the HIM in June. It’s an accomplishment that I have always wanted. However, what I have always really wanted more than anything is to slim down. It is so frustrating to run marathons and still have a gut and muffin top. If I do the HIM I have to jump right into training after this weekends marathon and I am having second thoughts. Part of me wonders if I shouldn’t really give p90x a try. Doing P90x would allow me to sleep in on the weekends. It would allow me to just go for runs for fun with friends. It would give Gary a break from having to wake up every Sat so I can go train. I have been training for some race or another for pretty much 4 years straight. Maybe it’s time I take a step back? On one hand I think that the HIM training will help me slim down and will keep me regimented. On the other hand P90x is giving me pie in the sky dreams of switching things up and busting through a weight loss rut to lose some serious weight and come back to running in the spring at 120. What do I do? What would you do?


Twila said...

I think the HIM would be awesome but I think we can become race addicts quickly. I could easily have a big race on the calendar every month!

I have no idea what you should do but both sound like fun. I know you will stick to whichever one you pick. I am going to do a mini version of P90X which is not the way to do it. But I can't give up the running addiction yet!

Trisaratops said...

Well, I guess you can guess what I would do! ;)

I definitely needed a break. Next season will be the first one since 2005 that I haven't done a half ironman (except for one year when I was pregnant with Jackson during tri season). I'm very very very much looking forward to short tris, lots of running, and continuing with strength training. Too bad you don't live closer or we could do morning workouts! My basement is quite lonely at 5am. :)

Whatever you decide, you will rock it!

KimZ said...

I want to lose more around the middle, too. BUT, I keep signing up for the races. The HIM kept me doing my workouts - I knew I had to keep on swimming, biking, and running to meet my finish line goals.
With the P90X, I don't think I'd stay motivated to do the workouts.

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