I am noticing a pattern when I work out with the 30 Day Shred. Strength Circuts: I can do it. I might yell a little when I do the last few reps of a set, but I can make it. Abs: You know you are doing a good workout when you look forward to the abs. It could also be that I have a looooooooong way to go in this department before I start to "feel it." That's probably more the case.
Then I come to Cardio. Oh, how I despise thee. The first circuit of Cardio with the jumping jacks / jump rope combo almost kills me every time. I really struggle in the 2 minute Cardio sets. This got me thinking about my run-ins with Cardio in the past.
Long ago, when I was in Jr. High, all of my friends were joining the track team. I was mildy-athletic; I played softball. I thought track would be a piece of cake, and I would have fun with my buds. They started me out running sprints (really short distances, really fast.) I did this for about a week. One day the coach pulled me over to the side and said while scratching his head, "Uh, Lori... You might be more of a distance runner."
I ran over and joined the distance runners. We streched out and then began our run. About 3 minutes in I passed out cold. The coach drove his golf cart to where I lay in the grass. (And yes, I see the irony that my track coach rode around in a golf cart.) I opened my eyes and saw my coach leaning over me with his hands on his knees. "Coach?" I asked. "Yes, Lori?" he replied. "I don't think I am a runner." He answered laughing, "I don't think you are one either my dear."
My track career was over as quickly as it had began.
It wasn't just track either. When I played softball in High School I could pound the ball. Once the other team fielded it and they called time, a designated runner would replace me. (See, I'm not kidding!) It didn't bother me. I just started hitting the ball over the fence so I could run all of the bases at my own pace. Ha ha.