Kick Butt Kickboxing

by - Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Time: 30 minutes
Distance: 2.8 miles

I hate to toot my own horn, but last night my classes at the gym kicked some serious booty. I don't know what I was so on the money last night, but everything about all three of my classes went stellar and I got lots of positive feedback from participants afterward.

My first class was boot camp which I made nice and challenging as always, working in all different kinds of stations in the circuit. Then we did suicides and finished up with ab work. Kickboxing was probably the best class of the night though. I was feeling energetic and only had two combos I wanted to get through and we did lots of drill work and I was dripping in sweat and tired by the end so I assume the participants were feeling it too. I wrapped up the night with Abs class. I'm pretty sure I kicked people's butts. One girl came up to me afterward and told me her abs stopped hurting on Monday from last week's class and now they will probably be sure again all week. That's what I like to hear!

So as a result of my awesome classes, my legs were a bit sluggish today and felt pretty heavy during the entire run. Today was a speed day on the training plan broken down like this: 10 minutes at regular pace + 10 minutes at fast(er) pace + 10 minutes at regular pace. Strange indeed. I wasn't sure how my legs were going to take the faster 10 minutes, but they handled it better than I thought. I was gassed by the end though, and cut through on of the class room buildings to get back to my apartment so I could get in the AC and get out of the humidity because it was nasty outside this morning.

These past two weeks have not been the most ideal weather, that's for sure. I don't mind the heat, I just wish the humidity would drop off. I had a killer side-stitch when I started picking up the speed because my breathing was all wacked out from the heavy air. I pushed through it though and it eventually went away.

I think I might schedule tomorrow in as a rest day if the legs are still feeling tired because Friday is eight miles and I definitely want my legs to be fresh for that.

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14 comments

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your workout sounds killer. Spcly like the bit about being sore for a week! So what do you do in the abs class? im trying to work on my core so I'd like to know

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  2. I love classes that leave me sore for days. Sounds like yours is a good one.

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  3. Hey! i'm going to cali this sunday.. gonna be there for a week, this is the site i was talking about where i made the extra cash. later!

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  4. Thx for stopping by my blog!!

    I hate humidity. Good for you for getting out in it. It would make me stay inside.

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  5. i hate humidity, i know here (bmore), it was around 90% yesterday or day before. eek.

    you are an intense teacher if you make your class do suicides. i used to hate them in gym class, haha.

    even though your run didn't sound like it went the best, at least you were able to get through your side stitch AND you were able to run 10fast(er) in the middle, which are both great accomplishments if you ask me

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  6. i tried a boot camp class before and let me tell you, i think it was tougher than...boot camp. and then kickboxing and abs after! you got me beat.

    nice job on the run too!

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  7. thats just what I was looking for. Cant wait to try it. Thanks so much for your very helpful note!

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  8. So, having read your blog, I was going to say I'm sorry I can't come to your classes, it would be great for me. THEN I read the note you left on the other blog about how you ran the abs class. SHOOO GIRL. And people pay you to make them do that? AND you did THREE classes. I bow down to thee.

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  9. Man that kick boxing sounds so awesome!! Way to go!!!!

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  10. Wow, talk about a challenge and calorie burn. How do you manage 3 classes in a row??

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  11. Are you thinking of doing a tri... in the future? What kind of trianing plan did you find?

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  12. It's a small world :-) Nice to see so many of my friends coming by your place. Running in almost 90 degree heat this time of year in Georgia is wonderful. I can't imagine what it is like to be that hot or hotter up where you live. My motto is nothing short of injury (or death :-) will stop me from my appointed training!

    BTW: If I ever get in a fight... I want you watching my back! You kick butt, girl!!

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  13. Great job, Jess. I need to get myself in the gym again...and soon.

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  14. your are really cool! please comment me! i am lily!

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