Lake Recap Part 2….exercise?


     When I head out of town I always have to think ahead to what my workouts will be while I’m gone.  No, I’m not sick.  I just like to plan out something just in case it actually works out.  The past two trips I’ve taken without my hubby, which means I have to ask someone to watch my kids so I can go run.  This is fine but it’s just not always in the cards.  So, I’ve learned to be flexible.  My runs will come right back when I get home and missing a few won’t kill me.  However, it’s nice to at least get some form of exercise while away.  I woke up extra early the morning we left so I could grab a 6 mile run.  I’m trying to keep 1 or 2 runs a week at a very slow and easy pace(per Hanson’s method..more on that later)…

       My mom helped so much with Lila so I could take the boys out on the boat and try to teach Jake how to ski.  He got so close!!

     I felt bad asking her to keep the kids in the mornings so I could get up to run, plus Lila was in my room and I didn’t want to wake her up.  Oh, and I was averaging 4 or 5 hours of sleep so getting up at 5am to run was crazy talk.  Oh, and my boys were waking up at ungodly hours in the mornings ready to hit the boat.  Can you tell sleep just didn’t happen on this trip? However, my amazing family was awesome enough to ask me to lead a family bootcamp!  It was so. much. fun.  I have a picture but it’s a no make up, sweaty, lake kinda pic and I’m pretty sure every single person in it would kill me for putting it on the blog.  So, you’ll just have to trust me.  I’ll put the workout at the bottom of this post.  We had a blast.  It was so fun to just do something different and help other people enjoy(they may not agree on the enjoy business) being active.  It gave me a taste of what it will feel like to be a trainer and I LOVED it.  

     I was able to get one other run in with my amazing cousin who just started running.  The hills around our cabin are brutal.  Like, straight up you could bend over and crawl up them.  But, we conquered those hills…enter my embrace the hills TANK…more on this on next weeks Must Have Mondays: tanks!…

Anyway, I was so proud of Alli.  We did a 3.5 mile…extremely hilly.. run and she crushed it.  We’ve been talking running through emails and FB messages so it was so fun to get out there, run with her, and see all her hard work paying off.  So proud of you Alli!! 

     Even though I wasn’t running every day I consider getting my kids to and from the boat, keeping them alive, swimming, packing and unpacking, skiing, breaking down that stinking pack n play a thousand times, and wake surfing plenty of activity for my time away. 

My shoulders were sore after this so that has to count right?  Anyway, we had a great time and I’m so glad we went.  Now, back to training for Hood to Coast which is only a few weeks away.  Lord help me.

Here is the lake workout:

5-10 min warm up
walking lunges with side twist
high knees

For each exercise it is 1 min on, 30 sec rest. 30-60 sec rest between sets.  Repeat 2x

mountain climbers
squat jumps

speed squats 40 sec and 20 sec hold in squat position
push ups
leg fludders

jumping jacks

dead lifts with 25 lb dumbbell
plank punches
dumbbell bicep curls

Plank twists
sit ups
heel drops