It's been kind of nice running in the morning. I wonder if I can make this a habit before the weather turns ugly and the mornings get dar?. If I can keep it up I will.
Last night my son's soccer team had their first practice of the season (going to be alot of sore boys this morning!). One of the great advantages to my kids doing sports is that it gives me time where I have nowhere else I need to be, and an excuse/reason to be outdoors and exercise a few times a week. If all those kids can be out there battling whatever weather comes their way, so can I. Their practices are usually 1 1/2 to 2 hours long. I just can't see driving them there, coming home - then returning at the end. Alot of wasted time and unecessary driving & fuel. I prefer to run or walk during that time. When they go to the track I can run stairs, do sprints, lunges, push-ups on the bleachers ... it's great!
Watching the kids do their drills last night (walking lunges, crossovers, burpees, high knees, sprints, etc.) made me crave that type of workout. That's the kind of things we did when I was taking all those boot camp classes last year and I LOVED it! There's really no reason I can't do that kind of workout on my own. I have all the knowledge and experience. In fact I often felt the classes I was taking were not demanding enough, so I really could put together a decent workout. The team may have a fitness only practice once a week where they do this type of activity the whole time, so depending on which coach is running it, I may offer to lead them through these exercises. It drives me insane how horrible the form is for most of these kids while doing these exercises, and during their stretches. As a minimum they are getting little out of what they are doing and at worst they are going to get hurt. Either way, I am re-inspired to get back to these types of workouts.