Thursday, April 23, 2009

Circuit Outdoor Running

Today's cardio session will be a run in the park. I will do intervals and inclines, making this a challenging workout. I love parks and am a big fan of them. Running, hiking or camping, either way when I am near the outdoors I just feel refreshed and energized. I am hoping the weather holds, its sunny and windy just the way I like it.
I have just not been in the mood for the stuffy gym in the mornings. Can I call this spring fever? Lets hope, because I have been working out, just not in my typical way.
Last night I was in carb fat heaven! The only good news was that it was a strength training day. I went my credit union meeting dinner, and the buffet was very good. Its at a banquet hall near my house called Andres.
I can't remember the last time I had pasta or rice, so it was a treat. We had the meeting agenda given to us then dinner was served followed by mouse racing. Now this was not for real money, it was for chips that were later turned in for tickets for attendance prizes. I had never seen this before and I have to admit it was very fun and cute. Well if you like varmints. They put them in a gated long glass enclosed trails all on top of each other in a row numbered track 1-6. They had to run down to the end then back to the start to be a winner. I actually won 2 times, then I had to leave so I gave the tickets to the people at the table.
The food was salad, white pasta, green beans, baked chicken and roast beef. All was very tasty, and I tried a bit of everything. I also had a small piece of cheesecake for dessert and a coffee. It was your typical wedding food, and they do a nice job of serving. So my numbers are off a bit for last night in cals and fat grams.
I should be able to do 3-5 miles for my cardio today and I may even squeeze in some ab work. I just love to do my run outside in the fresh air, it just makes me feel so alive when I am near nature. I even do some sprints, with sets of jumping jacks lots of ways to make this more a circuit then just a straight run.
I will be doing a 3 mile run next month for Charity which is no struggle for me if its on flat land. I try to add inclines but I will watch that near the race so I don't end up with any injuries.
Off to get the Rockstar Body.........

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tip of adding jumping jacks afterwards.