Last night we had run club and it was a hard one but thankfully I had Rick to help push me through. He didn’t have a watch so he said he would run with me. I was happy for that because he ended up being my pace bunny and motivation. The workout was running for 5-8-10-8-5 minutes and we were to get a little faster as we went along. In between each set we had a two-minute jog to recover which I was happy for. It was tough for me but I really tried to push myself. I have noticed that my speed and legs aren’t what they were in December but I didn’t give up which is what mattered to me. Our workout was about 13k with the warm up and cool down. Phew!
This morning I decided to do a little workout in my backyard, AKA the cement slab with greenery around it. Over coffee and some cereal I made up a little workout to do and grabbed my skipping rope before going downstairs. I started with seven minutes of skipping and then did two rounds of burpees, alternating side plank, bicep curls with rocks and squats with rocks. I did each of these things twice for one minute and then skipped for 2 minutes and 20 seconds. My next two rounds of exercises consisted of cobra push-ups, alternating lunges with rocks, a combination of plank jacks and mountain climbers and then Russian twists with a rock. I did each exercise for a minute and ended with another 2 minutes and 20 seconds of skipping.
It was a quick 30 minute workout but it was the right way to start my day. It was dark when I started but I could see the sky was starting to getting lighter as I finished my workout. I liked that.
All I needed this morning was:
- workout clothes but I could have stayed in my pj’s
- two rocks
- my phone with my Interval Timer app
- a skipping rope but I could have pretend skipped if I didn’t have one
- the workout I had written out on a sticky note
- my iPod
- a hand towel which is optional but I wanted something to put my hands on instead of the cement
I loved that I didn’t have to leave home but could still be outside enjoying the fresh air. Spring is in the air in Victoria and I am happy for that. My wardrobe needs some color so I hope to get out soon and buy some new workout shirts and t-shirts to brighten things up. New clothes make such a difference just like last night when I got my new sneakers before run club. Best. Feeling!
So, the next time you want to do something in the morning but not sure if you feel up for a run grab a few things and head to your backyard.
Have you ever done a workout in your backyard? What did you use?
Have you bought spring clothes yet to brighten your wardrobe for spring?