Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Re-vamp Your Run!

Running is an amazing workout and one of the best ways to stay in shape! I have been trying to integrate a run  at least once or twice into my weekly workout routine :)

Today I ran about 4 miles, at about the 2 mile marker I stopped and used a bench to spice up my regular running regimen!

I used the bench for push-ups, box jumps, and kneed ups! I would do reps of about 10 - 20 for each movement 2 or 3 times to really get the blood pumping!

Of course, it does help that I could do so with that spectacular view ;) But! No matter where you live, it's possible to find these fun (and free!) extras to let you push yourself within your regular workout.

For example, I've mentioned running a flight of stairs, stairs jumps, or side jumps up the stairs are great too!

Live near a park? Jungle gyms are FULL of cool things to use and make you feel like you're not even working out! Monkey bars anyone!?

Keep your eyes peeled on your next work out to see what fun things you could add!

P.S. We are having quite a heat wave here in Santa Cruz, so I just want to remind everyone to HYDRATE! Even if you are not exercising today, water is essential, so keep chugging it down! It does wonders from the inside, out :)

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