Insanity 2.0 – Day 05

Given my general horrible health and the fact that I can’t run at a steady clip for more than 15 minutes, today’s Insanity workout, Pure Cardio, was a bit intimidating to pop into the DVD player. When, in the beginning of the workout, Shaun T himself admits to being afraid, you know it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.

That being said, though, I was able to finish the entire workout. Not that I did the entire workout without taking breaks, but I made it through to the end. Given my medical history, that’s saying a lot. Of course, I modified the crap out of the workout. Yes, I felt like an old-man with a walker in the lane next to Usain Bolt, but I knew it was for my own good. And, about halfway through, I felt the echoes of a shin splint in my left leg taunting me.

My shin splint didn’t return, but I did feel a warm tightness as if my body was saying, “Careful, Ed.”

So I took it slow.

My shirt was still drenched at the end and my heart rate was still pounding in my neck, but I was a bit smarter about it than the last time around.

On a side note, I love that the people in the DVD seem to be struggling as much as I am. As someone who’s not in the kind of amazing shape my wife is in, it’s kinda nice to see that I’m not the only one begging for mercy.


Insanity: Day 13

Pure Cardio & Cardio Abs

Wow, Ed, you just about made it all the way through Pure Cardio! That’s great! Oh but hey, today we’re also adding Cardio Abs on top of that, so don’t get so cocky just because you went further than ever before.  Yep. Now I have a new way to kill you, and I can do it without any situps or crunches.

You sissy.


Shaun T.

Insanity: Day 3

Cardio power and resistance today.

As I was cooling down and taking off my heart monitor/wristwatch, I thought someone squirted me with a spray bottle. But then I realized I was the only one home and it was actually perspiration flicking off the wristband as I unhooked it and spattering me in the face.

So yea. I sweated a little bit today. Sweated? Sweat? What’s the past tense of sweat?

Today I swat.