P90X vs. Recovery

Hi everyone! A week ago I ran the Royal Victoria Marathon in Victoria, B.C. and I’m already researching what to do for my next race. I’m addicted. But since I have been advised to wait and actually recover, I’ll be looking for races in January through March. Apparently we need rest after pushing our bodies to run a crazy 26.2 miles. And while, yes, this is true, I was surprised that by Tuesday, only 2 days after the marathon, I was not sore at all! So, my “recovery” went something like this:

10/11: Marathon
10/12: Rest (flying home)
10/13: Rest (I was feeling lazy)
10/14: 1.5 hrs Yoga class
10/15: P90X DVD, Kenpo X (kickboxing/karate)
10/16: P90X Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps and Ab Ripper X
10/17: P90X Plyometrics
10/18: P90X Back & Biceps, Ab Ripper X, 4 mile easy run (with a few hills)
10/19: Rest
10/20: P90X Legs & Back, Ab Ripper X

So, I’m not really resting… but my therapy is exercising. My mind (and mood) needs to burn some calories. I just love getting a good workout in. Cleanses the body too. 😉 And besides that, I like to eat. I’ve gotta do something with all that extra energy from all my yummy food.

And I would like to add a word about this P90X I have been doing. This is a series of 12 DVD workouts which is done in a specific order for a total of 90 days. It is suppose to transform your body and for a lot of people it does. There is a workout plan involved and a diet to follow (all based on what results you would like, i.e. lean look, bulk-up, loose weight, etc.). Personally, I have not lost a pound from this, although I am not following the routine or the meals exactly. I started the first phase (3 phases of 30 days) of the DVD workouts but was interrupted by training for the marathon and resting. But I have only skipped a few days here and there. I can honestly say that this P90X plan works… IF you follow it. That means, as Tony Horton, the instructor, would say, “BRING IT!” You have to be committed to the workouts, push yourself, follow the diet, eat clean, and push play 6 days a week. The workouts are actually entertaining, fun, and most are only 55 minutes, which flies by. I have already seen a huge difference in my arms!

So, if anyone is interested, I highly recommend this program. And if you have any questions please let me know! I’d be happy to answer any of them!

Anyway, back to the next marathon. I’m thinking one of the Rock’n’Roll series’ in Arizona (warm in winter) or the Walt Disney World Marathon in January. That would be fun! Oh, and I WILL be back to visit Victoria, B.C. again soon. That place is amazing.

That’s all for today. Kind of a random post… Oh well. Have a great Tuesday!