Since this new year has started I have set new plans and goals for myself, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. One of my new adventures for this year is I will be running in my very first Obstacle Course Race (OCR). I normally would not have tried anything like this but my mom got into them last year and I went to support her in all of them. She then eventually talked me into signing up for one. I am very excited about it because it’s important to keep your fitness routine changing to keep your body in the best shape.
January has officially marked the beginning of my training for this race. For a little insight about me, I have been active my whole life I was a dancer and a cheerleader when I was in school. I have been a cheerleading coach for five years so I am not new to working out. However it has been a while since I have step foot in a gym. Between taking online college classes, working a retail job and coaching last season the past few months have kept me busy. Now I finally have some free time to spend working out and preparing for this race.
The race is April 23, so I am starting training now to give my body plenty of time to get to the level of fitness I want to be at. My first week back in the gym I had one day for abs, arms and back then legs. I also spent a minimum of 15 minutes stretching along with cardio everyday. I know I don’t need to do cardio everyday but it’s just my personal preference. This second week in the gym I am really going to be focusing on hitting the weights to get my muscles use to working hard again.
While I don’t have a set plan of what I am exactly doing for my training I have been researching what people have done and what has worked for some people in the past. I know my body and what it can handle and the first 3-4 weeks I am just going to be in the gym getting my body use to working out hard again. Once I get to week 5 is when I will start including more outside workouts and different things.
If you are interested in learning about Obstacle Course Races and how to prepare for one I will be blogging my whole journey up through race day. It is a fun sport and something that many people don’t know about. I am excited for this to be one of many adventures for 2016!