Are you a runner?

11 Jan

Nope, not really!  I don’t really know what categorizes someone as a ‘runner’ but I would not place myself in that category. To me a runner  is someone whose main fitness routine is running or doing sport specific training to enhance their running.  Often ‘runners’ are training for marathons and running in marathons.  I like and sometimes love running, but I do not consider it a huge part of my fitness routines.

Are you an athlete? No, not really.  To me an athlete has a specific sport that they compete in or play on a regular basis.  An athlete does sport specific training to enhance their skills in their sport.  Unfortunately, I never got into playing any specific organized team sport as I could never remember nor follow the rules:)

Are you a Girya lifter (competitor in Kettlebell/Girevoy Sport)? Nope, I am not quite that either!  In the past I did train to compete in Girevoy Sport lifting, but not anymore.  Now I prefer to integrate Girevoy sport lifting into my workout routines.

Martial Artist? Although I have trained with martial artists and I have studied various martial arts, I am not quite that either.  I would LOVE to get back into it on a competitive level though.  But I may be past my prime:)

So what am I? A cross-trainer.  I cross train for the purpose of lifelong health and well-being.  I train an average of 4-5 times a week anywhere from 20-50 minutes.  What do I do?  I use various equipment, body weight, or obstacles to push, to pull and to swing! I monitor my heart rate for all activities to ensure that I make good use of my training time.  Generally I keep my heart rate between 65-85% of my heart rate max.  Because I work out at a higher intensity I can keep my workouts under 50 minutes. If I am working out at a lower intensity, I will workout for a longer amount of time and if I am working out at a higher intensity, I will workout for a shorter amount of time.

So there you have it.  My goal is simple: to train for lifelong health and wellness.  My method is to push, to pull and to swing! So whatever it is that you are, whatever it is that you train in, whatever your goal is–just get out there and do it!

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