Most (if not all) of my fitness goals are running-related. I’m always hoping to get faster, run longer, and race in different places. I love setting and achieving these goals because running is something that I absolutely love and cannot live without. Since I’ve been attending my Thursday night fitness classes over the past few weeks, though, I’ve realized that there are so many other things that I need to work on. Not just because it’s a tad embarrassing how much I struggle…but also because I know these things will help to make me a stronger runner. In the last class I attended, we did three sets of a circuit-style workout. The first set had us doing each exercise for 90 seconds, second set for 60 seconds, last set for 30 seconds. One of the exercises was a PLANK and oh my goodness. I didn’t realize how weak my core was until then. I kept having to drop my knees to the ground because of how sore I was during the first two sets.
I have decided to challenge myself to be #evenbetter over the next two weeks and work on my core. I am committing to 3 days of core work each week and aiming to work myself up to a 3-minute plank. That might sound like a lofty goal considering I couldn’t even handle 90 seconds but anything can happen, right?? I’ll be sharing the exercises that I do in my next #evenbetter post (along with my results) on July 18!
Ocean Spray® is supporting me though this challenge by keeping me hydrated with their new PACt® Cranberry Extract Water. Drinking enough is another thing I struggle with and these make it so much easier. They’re purified, naturally sweetened, non-GMO, and only have 10 calories per bottle. The red colour comes straight from cranberries, and the water also contains PACs (proanthocyanidins), the unique elements found in cranberries to help protect against harmful bacteria from sticking in the urinary tract.
The water comes in three awesome flavours – Cranberry Raspberry, Cranberry Mango Passionfruit and Cranberry Pomegranate. They are honestly all good but I am partial to the Cranberry Raspberry!
Alright, time to get started and make my core strength #evenbetter! 😉
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