HI. How are you? Good I hope! I realized this week what a busy two weeks I’ve got ahead of me. My school does this thing with the senior class every year called Frolics which is basically a bunch of skits about high school and what not. It’s a ton of fun and it is a way to bring our class together before graduation (although I’m not sure how that’s working out). Any who, we have rehearsal from 3-7 everyday this week and from 3-10 next! So I’ve got an action packed month in front of me. No worries though, I love being busy!
To move on……I have found a new love. What is it may you ask? CROSS TRAINING! After taking last week entirely off, I was so ready to get going again yesterday. Since I had a really long season, my sister and parents told me it would be a good idea to take two full weeks off from running. I miss it! But I know it’s for the best. Not being able to run has made me realize how great cross training is. It gets my heart rate up and has me sweating without the pounding on my legs! Yipeeee. Both yesterday and today I’ve enjoyed 23 minutes on the stationary bike and 20 on the elliptical, along with some squats, lunges, abs, and upper body lifting that has got my body screaming. There’s nothing like a good soreness to remind you of that great workout you completed! I decided to snap a quick mirror selfie for you all while I was having fun on the bike at 5:30 this morning. Oh yeah.
I’m super lucky to have a mini gym right in my very own basement with tons of equipment that allow me to get a perfectly good workout in at the comfort of my own home. There really is never an excuse for me! I’ve got a treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, mini punching bag station, some big machine that can do just about every exercise to work on strength, and a whole set of weights. And a TV! As mentioned earlier, there is NO good excuse to not being able to get a work out in.
Although I’m eager to get to running, I’m going to enjoy this week of trying out some new things! Tomorrow I’ve got a stair workout planned. On top of the sore body already? I’ll let you know how it goes. Here is a great article on cross training and its importance if you want to learn more!
What is your favorite way to cross train?