On Tuesday I finally got up to go out for a run.  The weather has been beautiful and I am looking forward to doing more exercises outside.  Before Insanity I would run 2-3 times a week.  That was the extent of my exercise.  During Insanity though, I never had the time, nor the energy, to do anything other than the workouts.  So this was my first run in about 2 1/2 months.

The results were great!  I ran my same regular route at about the same pace, but the noticeable difference was where my heart rate was.  For the entire run it was a good 5-10 bpm lower than it used to be.  My neighborhood is quite hilly and even hitting the big hills didn’t elevate my heart rate nearly as much as it used to.  So this tells me my cardiovascular system is in much better shape than before Insanity!  I could definitely have run much longer or faster if I desired.

The only bad part is that my legs are killing me!  I could feel a bit in the knees when I started (but that is gone thankfully).  The real pain in is just in my muscles.  My quads and my shin muscles are very sore.  I am not sure why this is, I can only think it is because I have not worked those muscles in that way for so long.  But it’s just muscle soreness and that will subside.

I am super happy with the results Insanity has had on my overall fitness level and I plan to keep exercising to maintain it :-)

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