Inspired by all you brave souls running around in the snow, I decided to stop being a wimp and give it a try. I had a blast!! I ran around my block (1mi) 3 times, the footprints in the pic below are mine from the 1st lap, I took this pic on the 2nd lap. It was so peaceful and carefree.
I really, truly enjoyed every second of this run. I took it slow, stopped for some pics and I ran without my music which I NEVER do. I won't run in below 30 temps, but below 30 and snow. . . Bring It On :D It was actually 33°, but felt like 25° (according to weather.com). I was bundled up and having so much fun that I never felt cold, except my face a bit :) Running in the snow may be my new favorite thing (which is good because more is coming!)
Before my run I did the 155 Burpees/200 One Armed Kettlebell Swings workout again. So painful while you're doing it, such an amazing feeling of accomplishment when you've completed it! It was just as hard this time around and again I wanted to quit after pretty much every burpee, but I endured :) and I beat my time by over a minute!!
Last time~ 26:35 This time~ 25:26
Crazy Melissa did this workout in 15:37!! Mel you are a machine!
My legs truly feel stronger from doing these. On my incline and interval runs my legs feel great, not tired at all, it's mainly the gut busting in my stomach that I have to work through. My legs used to feel dead on 12 % inclines, I suppose it is a combination of everything I've been doing incline running, stair running, burpees, KB swings etc. But I think the burpees are a big part of it.
Stay tuned because the awesome and inspiring Andrew at Running Man Wannabe has devised a little Blogger Burpee contest and I'm helping out :D Beyond Excited!
Super salad after my run:
I made it myself, and prepared it in the spring mix container since I was finishing off the rest of it. Onions, tomatoes, pepper, avocado, a little turkey, some mozzarella, it was pure heaven.
I am in love with this day :)