This morning I awoke fairly easily…a lot more willing than usual.  Unfortunately my desire to workout was not up to par.  Up and moving by 7, and getting myself ready to go to the gym, the last thing I wanted to do was anything cardio related.  Knowing that I needed to do it made it that much less appealing.  Pretty soon I plan on picking my distance running back up {I have a few races in mind}, that being said I’ve been trying to incorporate cardio into my workouts in any way that I can so that I’m not entirely starting from square one. I put on my gym clothes, walked around my apt, took a few swigs of pre-workout, all in the hopes of igniting my cardio flame.  I was having no such luck.  All I kept thinking was….

caaaarrrrdddiiiooooo?

EW!

{If you’re not on board, watch the Jimmy Fallon “Ew” video(s) here}

I’ve been great mentally cranking out cardio recently, but today I was in a slump.  Sprinting on and off on the treadmill for 30-40 minutes sounded like the last thing I wanted to do.  So I improvised.  I decided to spend 15 minutes on three different pieces of cardio equipment.  First, 15 minutes of the 5X8 Workout, 15 minutes alternating resistance on the elliptical, and 15 minutes on the stairmaster…viola! 45 minutes of cardio completed.  I then did a bunch of upper body stuff that I’ll share later on. 

Speaking of cardio, I’ve been wanting to sign up for another half marathon soon.  I might do the MU Half again, there is one coming up in Durham…and I haven’t looked yet, but I’m sure there are a few around Charlotte.  In the mean time I’ll be doing some research and a better job at motivating myself to willingly run around.

What do you guys do when you’re having the cardio blues?  Any tips?

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