Workouts were limited this week, as I knew they would be because of our camping trip, and I’m glad I’m I got in the extra movement last week. I don’t tend to workout much when I go away, but I do try and stay active.
Since we were camping, there was some hiking involved, but since it was hiking with a 4-year-old, we didn’t go very far. There was a lot more relaxing than usual too, which was nice.
Here’s what the week looked like:
Monday: Teach Pilates + 2-mile stroller push run
Tuesday: Off (some hiking)
Wednesday: Off (some hiking)
Friday: Take Pilates
Sunday: 4-mile trail run, plus park strength work
It felt great to run today while Reece rode his bike with daddy and Emme along in the WeeRide bike seat. Both my kids have loved sitting in that seat because it’s in the front and they can see everything, plus honk their horn. You can see more from our adventure on Instagram.
It felt great to get in a full workout and running without pushing the stroller was a nice change from what I’ve been doing lately.
Our route to the park and back was a 4-mile round trip, so I ran two miles, did some strength work at the park and then ran the two miles back.
Exercising at the park while your kids play is a great way to squeeze in your workout. Here’s what I did, so you can try it yourself.
Disclaimer: Always check with your doctor before trying a new exercise routine.
Calf Raises – 3 sets of 20 with 20 second holds in between (similar to this exercise ball routine)
Tricep Pushups – 3 sets of 10
Walking Lunges – 50 total
Tricep Dips – 3 sets of 12
Wall Sit – 1 minute hold
Squats – 4 sets of 12 with different variations (slow down & fast up, fast down & slow up, pulses at the bottom and regular)
Also, I’m thinking of putting together a workout calendar or challenge as we enter the holiday season to keep us all going motivated in our workouts as we enter this busy time of year.
Would you be interested in that?
Do you ever workout at the park?
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