Goooooood morning! Hope your day starts off as electric as Jada’s hair!
Also, you get a bitter beer face with a side of yogurt.
So, let’s catch up a bit on workouts. Like I mentioned, Spencer and I are taking advantage of workouts together while we can. We have been eyeing this man-made hill near our house since we arrived. No really, it’s man-made. It’s soooooooooooo flat here in the Champaign-Urbana area.
We decided to do hill sprints. 20 of them!
I ran with Cooper for a few of them, till he got too tired. Golden retrievers aren’t built for lots of running, especially when it’s warm.
And, Jada stayed in the stroller until the end, then she had to join us!
For 5 of the sprints (term used loosely as you can see we were pretty slow-mo), we did 10 bounds up the hill before sprinting the rest of the way.
We loved this workout. Honestly, this time of year, we cherish any time we can train outside. I know many of you love the fall, but I will always be summer girl. What can I say? I like to sweat!
Yesterday, we chose to run again, but this time it was flat.
Here’s the workout (see Instagram video below for movements):
21 SA KB thrusters (ea.) 25# (Spencer did 50#)
21 sumo dead lift high pulls 35# (Spencer did 50#)
15 SA KB thrusters (ea.)
9 SA KB thrusters (ea.)
(P.S. We purchased a rower on Craigslist; my best find next to the BOB stroller.)
Our block is exactly 800m or .5 miles around, so it’s pretty convenient for running workouts.
We pushed Jada in the BOB stroller (we have this model in navy) for some of the runs while she happily snacked on Cheerios (tip #2 & 4). And, I ran with Cooper for a couple while Jada stayed with Spencer doing the strength movements. We ran the last 800m as a family.
The Illinois baseball team had a few inter-squad scrimmages, so we went to watch. Even Cooper got to go!
During the regular season, I won’t be able to bring him to games. But, for fall practice, it’s okay.
Then, I captured this special shot.
Daddy and his girl. Love.
Tell me something you LOVE about fall!