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2012-366 Day 293 – Workout Intensity

For the most part, I am okay at self-starting. That’s why I have done 99% of my mileage this year by myself. I’ve also done the majority of my workouts in the past few years on my own. Jess and I worked out together for a while at the beginning of our marriage, but eventually we got to busy and fell out of the habit. I also use my workouts and run as a form of stress relief, so I’m usually pretty intense during the time that I’m out there.

Whats the problem? Well, now that I am in a fitness class with other people, I realize what a terrible workout participant I have become with others. I interact very little with the other students, stand off to the side while stretching and warming up (I’m still stretching with them, just not in line with everyone else), and generally look kind of pissed when doing intervals on the track and exercises on the machine.

Interestingly enough, I don’t have the same issues in karate. It’s probably enough that I’m surrounded by friends there, but it’s also more of a learning environment, so I’m not just focused on the workout component. Speaking of karate, went back for the first time in three weeks last night and felt pretty good (I was out for a week and a half with my injuries, busy a week ago, and foiled by testing last Saturday that cancelled classes).

I made this realization at the end of class on Thursday, so I suppose I should do something to change it next week (or at least be just a little less intense). I’ll let you know if the change does anything interesting.

Weight: 225 Loss: 15 lbs – Running Yearly Mileage: 327 miles (+5 miles)
Softball Stats: Game 5 – 2/3 (.667), 1 R, 1 RBI Season – 14/18 (.777), 3 2B, 9 R, 6 RBI
Fitocracy Level: 26 ID: disciplev1

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