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I like to add new challenges to my physical fitness regimen pretty often. Of course because I don't want to get bored and because I believe in always surprising my muscles. So in addition to my P90X schedule and running three days a week (I think I mentioned I'm training for the Brooklyn half marathon in May) I just started jumping on my mini trampoline every day for 20 to 30 minutes. The benefits of rebounding are all over the internet but this recent post on Kristen's Raw Blog motivated me to get jumping again.

In the past I've added hula hooping, biking, poi spinning, trampoline, working with personal trainers, yoga, private pilates classes and more. Must keep it interesting and entertaining! Wishing you an inspired Sunday!

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Six and a half weeks in to running and training in my Vibram 5 Fingers! And day 39 of P90X! I finally laundered my 5 Fingers in the machine this week, I must admit they were a bit overdue. Gross! I've been running, doing yoga, weight lifting, doing plyometric (jump training), and more in these shoes or barefoot and I'm still loving it! Loving it more and more actually. I feel l am becoming the runner I had hoped to be. Remarkable. And I can't stop talking peoples poor ears off about how they should just try Vibram's on! My new running inspiration is my 11 year old niece, Mia. She runs and her long strong lean legs turn effortlessly under her body. So fast, smooth and easy. Gorgeous to watch her happy formation speeding along. 

Short review of P90X: I'm almost half way through, I can't believe it! I wish I would have had a proper pull up bar from the start. I also wish I would have pushed myself a bit harder in the first three weeks. Week four is kind of a rest week and I was still ready for more. "Get your mind right!" Tony Horton says this in the DVD series a lot. Also, "write it down!" Which I did not do and will do next time for sure! I didn't take photos as they suggest to see your progress, yet another thing I would go back and do. "Do your best and forget the rest!" and "Get a number in your head, set a goal!" More good advice from Horton. This is a DVD set I will come back to again and again. Mixed with yoga, running, and Tracy Anderson DVDs to switch it up and surprise these muscles of mine!

Wishing you health and strength inside and out. xoxoxo

My toes in my Sprints
2010-02-02 17-29-46 - IMG_4825 by waxpancake.

Wiggle toes!
2010-02-02 17-29-39 - IMG_4824 by waxpancake.

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Last Sunday I ran in my Vibram Five Fingers for the first time on my treadmill. I then continued breaking the shoes and my legs in with running in them Monday, Tuesday & Thursday through Saturday. On Wednesday I did my Tracy Anderson video literally barefoot so I could give my feet a rest from the shoes. So far so good, my muscles are adapting, the shoes are becoming more comfortable, my speed has increased and all this while having a pretty bad cold and cough. I can't wait to get outside in these! Will I have to wait until March? It's possible. boo-hoo.

Monday I'm starting P90X! So excited! 

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