Final Thoughts on Insanity: The Asylum

Today’s 43 was as much  about stretching as anything!!!  I did a side lunge with a toe touch and counted a right lunge and left lunge as 1 rep so it was 43 each side.

Lunge right
Lunge right

Here is a side view – all my weight is back in my butt (pretty much true all the time but especially when I lunge and squat!!).

lunge left
lunge left

Nice to do a move that doesn’t require a lot of jumping!!

Today I did my last Insanity Asylum workout – the Fit Test.  I did this same test  the day before I started the program and now after completing the program – I improved in all 9 drills!!!

Each move/exercise is done for 1 minute.  6 of the 9 drills use the agility ladder – Agility Ladder

#1 – Agility Heisman  –  (using ladder) I went from 7 to 9.5

#2 – In & Out Abs  – these are all done to the 2nd rung – I went from 20 to 35

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#3 – Lateral Push-Ups (alt. sides) – 16 to 25

#4 – Standing Mountain Climber Switch Kicks – (heel has to come up above waist to count) – 54 to 70

#5 – Agility Push-ups (using ladder – down & back = 1 rep – touch hand to opp. shoulder for each move) – 4 to 6.5

#6 – X Jumps (squat down and touch toes – jump into X) – 42 to 49

#7 – Moving Push-Ups (using ladder – down & back = 1 rep) – I went from 3 to 5

#8 – Agility Heisman (different version than #1) – 11 to 15.5

#9 – Bear Crawls (with ladder – hop feet in at top and hands in at bottom) – I went from 7 to 10

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Calvin & Hobbs sum up perfectly how I feel to be completely done with Insanity!!!  I think the program is great but it was HARD!!!  At some point in about 20 years in  the next year or so, I will probably go through the program again but for now I need a break from it!!!

My favorite thing about both Insanity and Insanity: The Asylum is Shaun T when Shaun T says “Dig Deeper!!!”Screen shot 2013-06-22 at 8.45.48 AMI will keep telling myself that while I move on to other workouts and finally get back to running!!! (I’ve been on a running break to try to reclaim my love of running – part of why I’ve been so focused on this crazy program!!)

And, on the running front – I’m ready to get back at it!!!  Yesterday I even got these cool  shoes because I needed figured that it was as good a time as any to add another pair to my collection.

Love the colors!!!
Love the colors!!!

I haven’t run in Asics since college (that’s been a LONG time!!!) but the guys (at the store) convinced me to give these a try and see how they compare to Mizunos so I agreed because I love the colors!!! (oh, and they feel good, too)

Gotta get moving on Saturday – lots to do today!!  Chris just left for a trip – I can’t say where all he is going but I will say that this

Screen shot 2013-06-22 at 8.53.40 AMis involved in part of the trip.   I’m trying really hard not to be jealous!!!  The boys and I will  spend some of our day here

the beach
the beach

but it’s not quite the same!!!  

Happy Saturday!!!


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