Wednesday Workout: Run/Walk & Superset Workout

Good morning! I don’t have a long post for you today because I’ve been mentally fried this week and haven’t had it in me to spend a lot of the time on the computer after work, but I did want to pop in quickly and give you a workout that I originally planned to do last night. I say “planned” to do because I did it once and then forgot about it throughout the rest of my run. Womp.

With the weather seemingly on a turn for the better, though, I’ve been trying to take my workouts outside when I can. Last night wasn’t particularly great weather, but I still couldn’t stand to go run on a treadmill so I threw a long-sleeved shirt on and hit the pavement. I haven’t run more than 4 miles for as long as I can remember, but I decided to step it up a notch this week and run 5 miles. It felt surprisingly really good!

This workout can be done by walking or running the .5 mile increments and you can do it on a treadmill or outside.

run-walk superset

I did my push-ups and triceps dips on a park bench and it was perfect!

Let me know if you try this. I plan to put a list together of all my favorite outside workouts soon!

Questions for you: Have you been working out outside lately? Do you prefer to run or walk outside or on a treadmill?

{Holiday Series} Wednesday Workout: Body Weight Upper Body Blast

Hi there! For the second week of your Holiday Series Wednesday Workout posts, I have decided to focus on the upper body. Again, in order to make this workout doable anywhere, it’s only using your body weight, which means you can get up and squeeze it in before work 😉

Body Weight Upper Body Blast

Here are links to some of the moves you may not be familiar with:

Push-Up to Side Plank
Plank Walk Out– This is also known as an “up-up-down-down plank”.
Down Dog Push-Up
Prone Pull Down
-For the handstand kick-ups, you’re going to basically be practicing trying to get into a handstand. We used to do this in yoga all the time and Athena and I recently did them in one of the MANIA sessions we attended, which made me remember how much I love this move! It’s great for your shoulders! If you feel like it makes you nervous to do this without doing them against the wall, use the wall! There’s no harm in that at all.

As it says in the instructions, this is a “for time” (CrossFit lingo) type of workout where you should do 4 rounds of these exercises as quickly as you can, but while also maintaining good form. I want you to try this next week to see if you can beat your time!

I hope you’re enjoying the “Holiday Series” I’m putting together. Next week will be all about core- get excited 🙂

Questions for you: How are you doing with managing your holiday parties this year? Are you still trying to fit in your workouts? Are any of these moves new to you?