I have been doing my fair share of cross training recently, so I thought I would come here to share the cross training I have been digging recently. I was starting to do it every now and then before my stupid bike crash earlier in the week – but it’s really all I’ve been able to do since then, because my hip was not about to let me go running I am thinking about giving it a try about I hit publisher on this post, but to be completely honest taking a little time off has felt really nice. Too bad the steeplechase is now in officially less than 2 weeks :/
- I’ve been getting to a yoga class about once a week recently, not really on purpose it’s just been happening. Not only has it been great for loosening and stretching my tight, tight running muscles but I always wake up the next day with sore muscles in places that I usually don’t work out. I was a little nervous to go this past week because of how bad certain parts of my body hurt if I put weight on them but I was able to modify most of the moves. Unfortunately, anything kneeling hurt pretty bad, I couldn’t do forearm planks and I couldn’t do any move that required me to lay on my right side.
- I went to a class on Friday which was called “Detox to Retox” which was a hot power vinyasa class and everyone goes out for a drink afterwards (to ‘retox’). My kind of yoga Anyway, it was the first class where I really didn’t like the teacher. She was super frustrating and myself not being a big ‘yogi’ I didn’t know what she was talking about half of the time. Luckily I was in a mood where I could have cared less if I looked stupid, because I think I was doing my own thing majority of the time.
- I started doing this last week as an easy way to add a little extra workout into my day. The videos are only about 25 minutes long, so it’s really easy to do right when you wake up. For me personally, working out my arms is something that I need to work on and this video does just that. I’m only using 2.5lb weights because it’s all I have right now but I still got really tired during the reps.
3. Mountain Biking
- I don’t think it’s any secret around here that I love to mountain bike. The good thing about that is it has a lot of fitness benefits.
- You end up with stronger, lean and toned legs from climbing
- You gain a lot of stamina and endurance
- You aren’t just working out your legs, you use your arms and shoulders as well. Your upper body takes a lot of the hits when you’re going over rocks, etc. but they also have to work on turns, features, and all of those fun things that pop up on the trail.
- If you ride often, the leg, hip, butt, and thigh muscles with strengthen while turns around and helps out on your knee and hip joints. <– which is great for runners!
- It’s addicting and so much fun!
4. Body Pump
- I know that everyone is talking about body pump these days, and we all know I love a good bandwagon, so I decided to look into jumping on this one as well. I haven’t actually taken a class yet, but I did finally find a close-ish gym that offers the class. I knew there were not going to be any gyms in Park City that offered it (it’s hard to find anything up there, it sucks) but luckily the closest gym in SLC does – about 20 minutes from my house. That’d be an easy Saturday/Sunday morning drive and class to take. So I am excited!
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A few random things from this weekend:
The prettiest margarita I’ve ever ordered
Whaaat?! This is genius.