Sometimes after long, cold, and depressing spells of closed-up-ed-ness, the path finally opens to you. When this happens, my suggestion is RUN!
Now let me be clear. I’m not a runner-jogger-marathoner, or anything of the like.
But since I’ve been trapped inside due to the crazy cold temps, I am feeling shut in like a catnip mouse trapped between my kittie’s little paws in a “get me outta here already” scratching and licking frenzy.
What I’m saying here is …it’s time to run, my friends. But let me be clear. I’m not changing up our format AT. ALL.
You will not be required nor asked to run 3-5 miles because I wouldn’t dream of having you do something like that while I’m sitting on my couch watching the most recent Netflix release of the final half of Breaking Bad’s finale season. (oh, it’s good…real good.)
Instead I will only share this workout that I most recently rocked out myself during the warmer and sunnier weather that we had over the weekend. And of course…it only took me 10 minutes. And I got to run. Just. Long. Enough.
I felt better and you will too once you do it. Come on now, if you read this far I believe in you and know you can tie up those tennies and rock this one out. First…
Please take a moment and answer this Q for me. When that path opens for you, what do you do? Run, kick box, yoga, sleep, eat, love, jump….? I’d love to hear it. Lemme know in the comments below and we’ll run with it.
Haha, get it? ;
EXERCISES IN THIS WORKOUT
Burpees: Stand tall with feet together. Bring your hands to the floor and jump your feet back behind you coming to a full plank position. Jump your feet back in towards your hands and jump up again to standing. Repeat 10 times.
20 second sprint: Go for it. Run your heart out. Move as fast as you can. For 20 seconds. Then stop and do the next exercise.
One leg squats: Standing on one leg lower yourself down towards the floor sending your butt backwards and making sure you don’t push your knee out over your toe. Bring yourself back up and repeat 8 times, then repeat on the other side.
Plank jumps: Start in a plank position, with your feet together. Jump both feet over as far as you can to the right side, then jump them as far over to the left side as you can. Repeat 6 times to each side.
Tricep push ups:
Start in a plank position with your arms only shoulder width apart. Keeping your elbows right by your sides, lower yourself down similar to a push up. The difference is that you keep your elbows close to your side as you lower down. Keep your elbows tucked in instead of out wide. Lower yourself down, then press back up and repeat 4 x total. PS: these are very difficult to do and may be easier if you start out on your knees instead of your toes.
Sit down stand ups: First. Find someplace dry. Speaking from experience and with a wet butt on this one. Lower your elbows to your knees by squatting down and then drop your butt to the ground. Roll backwards bringing your feet over your head and then launch yourself back up by pulling your feet forward towards the ground and using the momentum to stand back up. Repeat 2 times.