This movie is how I lost 3 pounds of salty tears. I'm estimating, but if my eyes were never dry I can only surmise it was a gallon + of lost fluid. Hence the water weight loss. Don't worry, I rehydrated with plenty of diet coke.
Now, I will admit that it doesn't take much to make me cry. A sad movie (ok, fine...a sad commercial) leaves me bawling. But 50/50 really was the grandaddy of all tear jerkers. I would definitely recommend it if you can handle a good cry.
With all my movie galavanting cutting into workout and work time, I had about 45 minutes to fit in a run yesterday. To get the best use of my time, I devised a plan while I was running my warm-up on the treadmill. We'll call them "Lucky 7's". It makes me feel all cool like I know how to gamble.
Warm-up : 2 Miles easy
Hill Interval: 7% incline, 7mph for 1/4 mile
Cry, walk for a minute to catch your breath, and repeat.
Cool-Down: 1 Mile, Easy
The crying isn't necessary, but it just came naturally for me. I managed five of those hill sprints, and I truly have never felt my cardiovascular system working so hard. Definitely try it, and adjust it for your own speed (i.e. 8mph @ 8 incline for you speedy guys, or 5% incline @5mph if you want to slow it down a little). Of course, you can do the same thing at any big hill on your running path. Just sprint up it for 2 minutes or so, run down (cry?) and repeat.
Do you like sad movies? Favorite one? Anyone else cry at songs/commercials?
I love sad movies. That might sound weird, but if I am in the mood for a good cry I just want to watch a tearjerker. Favorites = Stepmom and A Very Long Engagement. So good! And yes, I cry at certain songs. Big emotional baby over here.
Do you do any hill sprints? Any advice or how it has helped you?
I am used to running hilly areas and trails, but I generally run SLOWER up hills, and never sprint up them. This was a new challenge for me, and I would love to incorporate it every once in a while to my workouts.